Oprah Winfrey, born Oprah Gail Winfrey

Winfrey, born Oprah Gail Winfrey

American Television Host, Movie Actress, Television Producer, Founder of O Magazine and Harpo Production Studios and Philanthropist

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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.

Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.

We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

I believe that every single event in life happens is an opportunity to choose love over fear.

Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.

Step Away from the Mean Girls…
…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks.
Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.

This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you're too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.

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.

Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.

You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.

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.

You get to know who you really are in a crisis.

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay

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.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.

One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.

Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.

True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

You can have it all. Just not all at once.

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American Television Host, Movie Actress, Television Producer, Founder of O Magazine and Harpo Production Studios and Philanthropist