Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, show host, actress, and writer known for her quirky observational humour. Profoundly inspirational Ellen DeGeneres quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.
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Famous Ellen DeGeneres Quotes
I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.
I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That’s real beauty to me.
Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing boobs, show people your brain, and if they like what they see, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with.
Accept who you are unless you’re a serial killer.
You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that’s how it’s spelled.
Though you feel like your not where you’re suppose to be, you shouldn’t worry because the next turn you take, it will lead you to where you wanna go.
I think one of the turning points in my life came a few years ago. I started going to sleep at night just talking to myself, saying . . . You Are Perfect Just The Way You Are.
I personally like being unique. I like being my own person with my own style and my own opinions and my own toothbrush.
Beauty is not between a size 0 and size 8. Its not a number at all.
Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are.
Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.
If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
Inspirational Ellen DeGeneres Quotes
It is failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
Don’t worry about what people say about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.
The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
Procrastination is not the problem. It is the solution. Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.
Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.
I learned compassion from being discrimanted against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
Leaning forward in your chair when someone is trying to squeeze behind you isn’t enough. You also have to move the chair.
Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.
Do we have to know who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?
While I was doing stand-up, I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. I’d say yes when I wanted to say no, and I even wore a few dresses.
It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.
Above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside – to have a big heart and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.
Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
We need to learn how to love one another and accept one another.
If someone ever says you’re weird say thank you.
True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.
When I go hiking and I get over the hill, That means I am past the hard part and there is a snack in my future. That’s a good thing as far as I am concerned.
I enjoy growing older and wiser and learning from my mistakes every single day.
Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.
I don’t know what people are scared of. Maybe they think their children will be influenced, but I’ve got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked — Heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It’s time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important.
I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purcpose, and we all have a different purpose.
It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be. I wanted to make people Happy.
You are never too old to play. You are only too old for low-rise jeans.
My life is perfect even when it’s not.
Haters are my motivators.
Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.
My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows.
Things will get easier, people’s minds will change, and you should be alive to see it.
Our flaws are what makes us human. If we can accept them as part of who we are, they really don’t even have to be an issue.
I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.
Most people dream of winning an academy award. I had a dream of actually hosting the academy awards. So let that be a Lesson to you kids out there: AIM LOWER.
I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things.
When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
Sometimes the greatest things are the most embarrassing.
I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego.
Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that’s what I know for sure… I think.