103+ Best Meghan Markle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is an American member of the British royal family, a former actress and a celebrity philanthropist. Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Profoundly inspirational Meghan Markle quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Meghan Markle Quotes

I think so much of what we learn when we get older is being comfortable in our own skin and learning what looks good, and not being so trend-centric. — Meghan Markle

I knew I’d end up in show business in some capacity, eventually. — Meghan Markle

I don’t tend to go totally bare, but on non-filming days, I will only wear tinted moisturiser, mascara, blusher, and a ChapStick for my lips. — Meghan Markle

I do think there’s some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from. — Meghan Markle

Kindness is the No. 1 quality I look for in a man. You can see in how he treats anyone – from a CEO to a housekeeper – and it’s a reflection of how nice a guy is. Funniness and confidence come after that… When a guy approaches me, it’s fantastic if he can make me laugh. — Meghan Markle

I’m a sucker for a compliment. — Meghan Markle

With fame comes opportunity, but in my opinion, it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings and, if I’m lucky enough, then to inspire. — Meghan Markle

I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding. — Meghan Markle

When I’m traveling, I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta. — Meghan Markle

I was not a girl who grew up buying $100 candles. I was the girl who ran out of gas on her way to an audition. — Meghan Markle

My wardrobe for ‘Suits’ isn’t like ‘Working Girl’ – dressing for work doesn’t have to be so on-the-nose these days. The key is to have your own point of view attached to it. Personally, I love cropped pants in vegan leather, a great fitted blazer, and a button-down. — Meghan Markle

You have to take care of yourself so you can manage the workload of a very, very full plate. — Meghan Markle

I went to an all-girls’ Catholic school for, like, six years during the time when kids actually had handwriting class. I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. — Meghan Markle

At the start of each week, I generally cook a box of quinoa, and while it’s simmering, I saute onions, garlic and any veggies I have on hand in a separate pan. I season the vegetables with Spike, a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up, or a little Bragg Liquid Aminos. I always add crushed red pepper and chopped fresh herbs. — Meghan Markle

The name ‘The Tig’ comes from a wine called tignanello, and the first time I had a sip of this wine, it was such an ‘aha’ moment. I finally understood what people were talking about when they spoke about the body, the legs or structure of wine. — Meghan Markle

If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine? — Meghan Markle

What’s funny is I probably still have some calligraphy business cards floating out in the world, and I can’t wait for someone to call me in a month or something, and say, ‘Can you do these for my son’s Bar Mitzvah?’ — Meghan Markle

People don’t need to feel scared about a leather pant. Think of it as a jean alternative: it’s the same thing. It’s almost like they’re your yoga pants, but they look chic. — Meghan Markle

I love Nars blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within. My favorite mascara is Diorshow Iconic, and then I love the Make Up For Ever HD Powder. It lets your skin look shiny and fresh, but not greasy-shiny. — Meghan Markle

I’ve had dates at the nicest restaurants, but when you leave, you’re starving, and the best part of the date is having a slice of pizza and a couple of drinks on the way home. I think it’s important to be able to roll with the punches and enjoy every minute of it. — Meghan Markle

Make sure you are safe, and never ever put yourself in a compromising situation, but once that is checked off the list, I think it’s really important for us to remember that someone needs us, and that your act of giving/helping/doing can truly become an act of grace once you get out of your head. — Meghan Markle

It’s really attractive if a man has a skill that you want to improve in yourself. If you can learn from someone, then that’s sexy. — Meghan Markle

I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches – I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. — Meghan Markle

It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact. — Meghan Markle

I always want off-the-beaten-path, Anthony Bourdain-inspired travel. — Meghan Markle

I will always find my light. No question. And if I don’t, I’ll know, because my dad will be the first person to call me and say, like, ‘You need to have him bring another 2K in,’ and ‘Why aren’t you using this sort of lighting gel?’ The crew guys know that it’s where I grew up. — Meghan Markle

It was the late ’70s when my parents met. My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera, and my mom was a temp at the studio. They moved into a house in The Valley in L.A., to a neighborhood that was leafy and affordable. — Meghan Markle

I rarely saw my Grandma Markle, as she hailed from New Hampshire and spent much of her life in Pennsylvania and Florida. To bridge that gap, she would always send scrapbooks, care packages, and boxes of treats made from family recipes. — Meghan Markle

I have always loved watermelon and relish any opportunity to eat it, whether plain or diced up with feta and mint and tossed with a little olive oil. It makes me think of summertime. On set and at home, I try to always have a container of watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon because it elevates the flavor just a notch and makes it feel special. — Meghan Markle

I’m from L.A., so I’m used to seeing people in sunglasses and flip-flops. There’s something so romantic about a man in a scarf and a knitted hat. — Meghan Markle

I dream pretty big, but truly had no idea my life could be this awesome. I am the luckiest girl in the world, without question! — Meghan Markle

I love Ralph Lauren. As I travel so much, I prefer to shop online. — Meghan Markle

I never want to lose touch with reality. I won’t push $100 candles just because. I realized that I could create a hub of positivity and affirmation. — Meghan Markle

I’m consistently asked how I keep a foot in two contrasting worlds – one in the entertainment industry, predicated on wealth and indulgence, and the other in humanitarian work. To me, it’s less of a question of how can you do this, and more a question of how can you not? — Meghan Markle

Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now. — Meghan Markle

Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for colour-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be. — Meghan Markle

I pride myself in figuring out how to elevate a dish with a little preserved lemon or, then, a sprinkle of Maldon salt. — Meghan Markle

I would love to do anything from a really gritty, interesting, indie type film, to that commercial, bigger stuff. — Meghan Markle

I started working at a soup kitchen in skid row of Los Angeles when I was 13 years old, and the first day, I felt really scared. I was young, and it was rough and raw down there, and though I was with a great volunteer group, I just felt overwhelmed. — Meghan Markle

I’m a California girl, right? I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. — Meghan Markle

I’m really big on day dates. If you go for a stroll, have a picnic or lunch with a glass of wine – it doesn’t get better than that. — Meghan Markle

Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there. I love Big Sur. It’s stunning and you get a therapeutic experience there. The drive up the coast is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. Also, Hong Kong. I could easily live there! — Meghan Markle

I don’t sit around thinking about my titles and roles; I just do what feels right. — Meghan Markle

To describe something as being black and white means it is clearly defined. Yet when your ethnicity is black and white, the dichotomy is not that clear. In fact, it creates a grey area. — Meghan Markle

I’m deeply and passionately involved in the design process. I’m a brash American, and if my name is going to be on something, I’m going to have my say. — Meghan Markle

Definitely working on ‘Deal or No Deal’ was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing. — Meghan Markle

On a normal day, I love a shift dress with flats and a little cropped jacket. That, for me, is my travel wear if it’s not too chilly – you can throw a scarf over your legs if it’s cold on the plane! — Meghan Markle

I’m the person friends come to when they want to find the perfect restaurant or boutique hotel on the outskirts of Paris. As opposed to scouring the Internet for a travel guide, wouldn’t you rather ask the people who are really cool who go there? That’s what I do. — Meghan Markle

I’ve always shopped on the sale rack, and I’ve always been the girl flipping through the hangers trying to find the best deal. — Meghan Markle

I love getting into people’s brains and understanding the creative impetus for something. — Meghan Markle

I grew up in L.A. in a school that was diverse, but it was not really integrated, so I didn’t ever fully fit in with the black girls or the white girls or the Latina girls. — Meghan Markle

When I was 11, I saw this ad for dish soap powder that said, ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’ I was so angry. I couldn’t understand why it didn’t say men as well. — Meghan Markle

There couldn’t possibly be a more label-driven industry than acting, seeing as every audition comes with a character breakdown: ‘Beautiful, sassy, Latina, 20s’; ‘African American, urban, pretty, early 30s’; ‘Caucasian, blonde, modern girl next door’. Every role has a label; every casting is for something specific. — Meghan Markle

I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events – that was my side job while I was auditioning. I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special. — Meghan Markle

Granger & Co – hits the spot for brunch every single time. — Meghan Markle

I can’t stand it when men are snarky. — Meghan Markle

I love how British guys dress for the cold. — Meghan Markle

It’s all about balance, and I have so much happiness in my career and am fortunate to travel the world and see so many amazing things – it will also be nice to be anchored to something grounded and in the same place. Raising a family will be a wonderful part of that. — Meghan Markle

Catty is not cool. I can’t think of anything less becoming than a man who talks about people behind their backs. — Meghan Markle

Growing up in Los Angeles, obviously it’s a really fashionable city, but it has a really relaxed quality to it as well. So, my fashion education came while working on ‘Suits’. — Meghan Markle

I love connecting with the fan base and sharing my experiences. — Meghan Markle

I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on ‘Suits,’ I’m dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes. — Meghan Markle

Mom cooked a lot of turkey when I was growing up. Turkey meatloaf, turkey burgers, ground turkey shepherd’s pie – my childhood was the Bubba Gump of turkey. You’d think I would be sick of it, but when I find gems like Gwyneth Paltrow’s turkey meatball recipe, it’s as though the fowl is no longer foul to me. — Meghan Markle

For dinner parties, I love making an easy cioppino using shrimp, mussels, clams, and a hearty fish that won’t fall apart easily. — Meghan Markle

My life has changed because my access has changed, and so has the level of privacy in my life, but these are champagne problems, because I wouldn’t rather be back auditioning. And change can be really good – as long as your character is intact. — Meghan Markle

Traveling gives you some perspective of what the rest of the world is like. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing. — Meghan Markle

French fries and vino are my vices. — Meghan Markle

Being ‘ethnically ambiguous’, as I was pegged in the industry, meant I could audition for virtually any role. Morphing from Latina when I was dressed in red, to African American when in mustard yellow, my closet filled with fashionable frocks to make me look as racially varied as an Eighties Benetton poster. — Meghan Markle

Be kind to yourself. — Meghan Markle

There is a myth that those who do humanitarian work have a saviour mentality, but the relationship is reciprocal. — Meghan Markle

As I’ve gotten older, I like longer dresses, but my legs come up to my ears, and I’m not very tall, so when I wear a short skirt,I’ve got to be really conscious. — Meghan Markle

My God, I think about way back in the day when we were running around in Mary Janes and Doc Martens, that whole 90210-inspired look. I’m glad that’s long gone. — Meghan Markle

If you have an Ina Garten-level roasted-chicken recipe, it’s a game changer. I bring that to dinner parties and make a lot of friends. — Meghan Markle

Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it. — Meghan Markle

I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn’t wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding. — Meghan Markle

My very first audition was for ‘Hot Girl #1’ in some movie. — Meghan Markle

I’m an actress, a writer, the editor-in-chief of my lifestyle brand ‘The Tig’, a pretty good cook, and a firm believer in handwritten notes. — Meghan Markle

I never thought I would become an actress. I always wanted to get into politics, and I moved to Argentina and worked for the U.S. embassy for a bit. It sort of happened upon me when I was home for the holiday – acting, that is – and I stuck with it. — Meghan Markle

When I get ready to go out, it’s half hour and we’re out of the door. I don’t want to waste time getting ready: I want to go and have fun. — Meghan Markle

I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliche – a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress. I wanted more than that, and I had always loved politics, so I ended up changing my major completely, and double-majoring in theater and international relations. — Meghan Markle

My dad’s a lighting director. Growing up in Hollywood, I was around the entertainment industry all the time. I knew I’d end up in show business in some capacity, eventually. — Meghan Markle

I like it when a man puts thought into the kind of restaurant we’re going to. That doesn’t mean it needs to be fancy – some of the best meals of my life have been having a taco on a street corner. — Meghan Markle

The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m traveling is a small container of tea tree oil. It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it’s my little cure-all. It’s inexpensive, it’s small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time. — Meghan Markle

I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. I do think there’s some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from. — Meghan Markle

Just as black and white, when mixed, make grey, in many ways that’s what it did to my self-identity: it created a murky area of who I was, a haze around how people connected with me. I was grey. And who wants to be this indifferent colour, devoid of depth and stuck in the middle? I certainly didn’t. — Meghan Markle

I love the opportunity to get properly dressed up. I’ve worn three Lanvin dresses, and they’ve all been a dream. They’re so well made, with the most beautiful craftsmanship. I don’t tend to go with things that are ornate – just beautifully made pieces and some classic jewelry. Let the work speak for itself. I love that. — Meghan Markle

While most become star struck by A-list actors, you’ll only see me in awe of leaders effecting change. Politician and diplomat Madeleine Albright, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. These are my heroes. These are my celebrities. — Meghan Markle

At the end of the day, if the guy is going to write the girl a letter, whether it’s chicken scratch or scribble or looks like a doctor’s note, if he takes the time to put pen to paper and not type something, there’s something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about that. — Meghan Markle

My dad is Caucasian, and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white. Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating. — Meghan Markle

If I have to do a red carpet, and there is a whole team, then it is an hour with the hair and make-up. But if I am just going out with friends, it is 15 minutes max in front of the mirror. A quick five minutes on my face, and I always wear my hair up. — Meghan Markle

While my life shifts from refugee camps to red carpets, I choose them both because these worlds can, in fact, coexist. And for me, they must. — Meghan Markle

My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it. — Meghan Markle

For work I get so dolled up that it’s nice to wear boyfriend jeans and a sweater. — Meghan Markle

By the time ‘Suits’ had come around, I had been acting for maybe six years. ‘Deal or No Deal’ – I like to call it my very lucrative waitressing job. Most actors find a way to make a living while they’re auditioning, and for me, holding a briefcase was an incredibly lucrative means of being able to pursue what I really wanted to do. — Meghan Markle

The best job a man could have would be a chef. They’d understand the long hours I work and the drive and ambition it takes to succeed. — Meghan Markle

My mother was a free-spirited clinical therapist, and I had the most hard-working father, a television lighting director by trade. My mum raised me to be a global citizen, with eyes open to sometimes harsh realities. — Meghan Markle

Once you develop a comfort level with someone, that translates on camera. — Meghan Markle

I think my dad always saw how happy I was on set. — Meghan Markle

Put on a sweater and really great sneakers with a big scarf, and you’ll look so stylish. For me, they are an everyday essential. — Meghan Markle

Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of ‘Married… with Children,’ which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up. — Meghan Markle

On my face, I use Creme De La Mer The Eye Balm Intense and Tatcha Deep Brightening Serum. — Meghan Markle

Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing. — Meghan Markle

My mom is a yoga instructor: 100% black with dreadlocks. — Meghan Markle

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