All Time Famous Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Oprah Winfrey, born on January 29, 1954, is an influential American media executive, talk show host, and philanthropist. Best known for hosting “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1986 to 2011, she became a cultural icon and one of the most powerful women in the world. Her show covered diverse topics, making it a groundbreaking and highly-watched program. Oprah co-founded Harpo Productions, a successful multimedia company, and launched the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2011. Beyond media, she is recognized for her philanthropy, receiving awards such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Oprah’s inspiring journey from a challenging upbringing to media mogul has left a lasting impact on society, making her an influential and admired figure.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

1. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
— Oprah Winfrey

2. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
— Oprah Winfrey

3. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.”
— Oprah Winfrey

4. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
— Oprah Winfrey

5. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”
— Oprah Winfrey

6. “Helping others is the way we help ourselves.”
— Oprah Winfrey

7. “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”
— Oprah Winfrey

8. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
— Oprah Winfrey

9. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”
— Oprah Winfrey

10. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
— Oprah Winfrey

11. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.”
— Oprah Winfrey

12. “Great communication begins with connection.”
— Oprah Winfrey

13. “Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose.”
— Oprah Winfrey

14. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.”
— Oprah Winfrey

15. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”
— Oprah Winfrey

16. “You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”
— Oprah Winfrey

17. “Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie.”
— Oprah Winfrey

18. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
— Oprah Winfrey

19. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”
— Oprah Winfrey

20. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”
— Oprah Winfrey

21. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”
— Oprah Winfrey

22. “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.””
— Oprah Winfrey

23. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”
— Oprah Winfrey

24. “Live your best life!”
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25. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”
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26. “Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.”
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27. “The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever is your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work.”
— Oprah Winfrey

28. “When I look at the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.”
— Oprah Winfrey

29. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
— Oprah Winfrey

30. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”
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31. “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
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32. “One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”
— Oprah Winfrey

33. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
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34. “Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power.”
— Oprah Winfrey

35. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”
— Oprah Winfrey

36. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”
— Oprah Winfrey

37. “I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.”
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38. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.”
— Oprah Winfrey

39. “What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.”
— Oprah Winfrey

40. “Let passion drive your profession.”
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41. “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”
— Oprah Winfrey

42. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.”
— Oprah Winfrey

43. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ”
— Oprah Winfrey

44. “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. ”
— Oprah Winfrey

45. “It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.”
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46. “In the mist of difficulty lies opportunity.”
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47. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”
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48. “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.”
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49. “The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
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50. “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.”
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51. “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. Nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.”
— Oprah Winfrey

52. “Everybody has a story. And there’s something to be learned from every experience.”
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53. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
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54. “Always listen to your inner voice.”
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55. “Move with the flow. Don’t fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don’t try to carry it.”
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56. “A world of possibilities awaits you. Keep turning the page.”
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57. “Make yourself a priority. Fill yourself up so that you can give more to others.”
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58. “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
— Oprah Winfrey

59. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
— Oprah Winfrey

60. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
— Oprah Winfrey

61. “Don’t live your life to please other people.”
— Oprah Winfrey

62. “Pray as if it’s up to God, work as if it’s up to you.”
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63. “In God, I move and breathe and have my being.”
— Oprah Winfrey

64. “Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.”
— Oprah Winfrey

65. “Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.”
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66. “Some women have a weakness for shoes. I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.”
— Oprah Winfrey

67. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”
— Oprah Winfrey

68. “Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
— Oprah Winfrey

69. “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.”
— Oprah Winfrey

70. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
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71. “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”
— Oprah Winfrey

72. “Anything you can imagine, you can create.”
— Oprah Winfrey

73. “To move forward you have to give back.”
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74. “Living your best life is your most important journey in life.”
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75. “You must feed your mind with reading material, thoughts, and ideas that open you to new possibilities.”
— Oprah Winfrey

76. “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.”
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77. “Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world. Education is the path to the future. I believe that education is indeed freedom.”
— Oprah Winfrey

78. “You want to be in the driver’s seat of your own life because if you are not, life will drive you.”
— Oprah Winfrey

79. “Dream big – dream very big. Work hard – work very hard. And after you’ve done all you can, you stand, wait and fully surrender.”
— Oprah Winfrey

80. “Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.”
— Oprah Winfrey

81. “If you are still breathing, you have a second chance.”
— Oprah Winfrey

82. “Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection.”
— Oprah Winfrey

83. “Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.”
— Oprah Winfrey

84. “Every time a child is saved from the dark side of life, every time one of us makes the effort to make a difference in a child’s life, we add light and healing to our own lives.”
— Oprah Winfrey

85. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”
— Oprah Winfrey

86. “Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.”
— Oprah Winfrey

87. “If you’re going to binge, literature is definitely the way to do it.”
— Oprah Winfrey

88. “Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out, and live fully.”
— Oprah Winfrey

89. “Whatever your secret, live your own truth; life is too short.”
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90. “What you do today creates every tomorrow.”
— Oprah Winfrey

91. “Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.”
— Oprah Winfrey

92. “Leadership is about empathy.”
— Oprah Winfrey

93. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
— Oprah Winfrey

94. “Follow your passion. Do what you love, and the money will follow. Most people don’t believe it, but it’s true.”
— Oprah Winfrey

95. “To love yourself is a never-ending journey.”
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96. “You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.”
— Oprah Winfrey

97. “Appreciating what shows up in your life changes your personal vibration. Gratitude elevates your life to a higher frequency.”
— Oprah Winfrey

98. “Once you clarify your purpose for doing something, the way to do it becomes clear.”
— Oprah Winfrey

99. “Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.”
— Oprah Winfrey

100. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
— Oprah Winfrey

101. “If you take care of your body, it’ll take care of you.”
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102. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different, it’s accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.”
— Oprah Winfrey

103. “I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”
— Oprah Winfrey

104. “There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”
— Oprah Winfrey

105. “Ask the right questions, and the answers will always reveal themselves.”
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106. “You get to know who you really are in a crisis.”
— Oprah Winfrey

107. “I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.”
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108. “You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person.”
— Oprah Winfrey

109. “When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen.”
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110. “Your soul tells you when it’s time to move on.”
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111. “This year I am choosing to live beyond my wildest dreams. I wonder where they’ll take me.”
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112. “Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.”
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113. “What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder.”
— Oprah Winfrey

114. “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
— Oprah Winfrey

115. “Have the courage to follow your passion – and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.”
— Oprah Winfrey

116. “There’s a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of being happy. Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.”
— Oprah Winfrey

117. “It’s the airplane oxygen-mask theory: If you don’t put on your mask first, you won’t be able to save anyone else.”
— Oprah Winfrey

118. “This is your moment. Own it.”
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119. “If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.”
— Oprah Winfrey

120. “You cannot wait for someone to save you, to help you, to complete you. No one can complete you. You complete yourself.”
— Oprah Winfrey

121. “No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.”
— Oprah Winfrey

122. “Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.”
— Oprah Winfrey

123. “You get from the world what you give to the world.”
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124. “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”
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125. “The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.”
— Oprah Winfrey

126. “God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself, and your role on Earth is to attach yourself to that divine force and let yourself be released to it.”
— Oprah Winfrey

127. “The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself, ‘What is the next right move? What is the next right move?’ and then, from that space, make the next right move and the next right move.”
— Oprah Winfrey

128. “You have a gift that only you can give the world – that’s the whole reason you’re on the planet. Use your precious energy to build a magnificent life that really is attainable. The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day.”
— Oprah Winfrey

129. “Can you see me? Can you hear me? Does anything I say mean anything to you?”
— Oprah Winfrey

130. “If you can see it, and believe it, it is a LOT easier to achieve it.”
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131. “Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth.”
— Oprah Winfrey

132. “Nobody but you is responsible for your life. You are responsible for your life. What is your life? What is all life? What is every flower, every rock, every tree? Energy. And you’re responsible for the energy you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.”
— Oprah Winfrey

133. “Don’t get confused with what people say you are, with who you know you are.”
— Oprah Winfrey

134. “If you’re sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward.”
— Oprah Winfrey

135. “Your intention rules your life and determines the outcome.”
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136. “You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”
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137. “It’s only when you make the process your goal that the big dream can follow.”
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138. “She is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person.”
— Oprah Winfrey

139. “You will be wounded many times in your life. You’ll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God’s way of saying, “Excuse me, you’re moving in the wrong direction.” It’s just an experience, just an experience.”
— Oprah Winfrey

140. “Committing to a lifetime of wellness is not a luxury-it’s a necessity. You’ll never have enough time; you have to make the time.”
— Oprah Winfrey

141. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.”
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142. “Dream the biggest dream for yourself. Hold the highest vision of life for yourself.”
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143. “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”
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144. “You have the RIGHT to change your mind.”
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145. “No experience is ever wasted. Everything has meaning.”
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146. “The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get.”
— Oprah Winfrey

147. “Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You’re defined by what you stand for.”
— Oprah Winfrey

148. “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
— Oprah Winfrey

149. “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.”
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150. “When you give up on life, never give up on yourself, because there is so much for you to keep on giving!”
— Oprah Winfrey

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