21 Inspiring and Motivating Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Start Your Day


I love quotes. I could read 50 of them in one go, or just one a day and feel like I can do ANYTHING!

Do you ever feel like this?

I’ve actually got four of my favourites scribbled on pieces of A4 paper stuck to the wall in front of me. I look at them every day while I’m working and it makes a huge difference to how the rest of my day is going to go.

How just a few simple words thrown together can do this blows my mind. ย 

One of my favourite people in the world is Oprah Winfrey. Her whole story, everything she’s done to give back, and how successful she’s been, is so inspiring to me. ย She’s got some pretty interesting things to say which make a whole lot of sense as well.

Here are 21 of my favourite Oprah Winfrey quotes…enjoy!

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  1. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
  2. You CAN have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.
  3. So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
  4. I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.
  5. The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
  6. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
  7. I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.
  8. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
  9. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
  10. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
  11. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
  12. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
  13. I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
  14. Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
  15. What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.
  16. If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.
  17. What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
  18. If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
  19. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
  20. 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. This is your moment. Own it.
  21. For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.

ย Do you have any favourite Oprah Winfrey quotes?


17 Replies to “21 Inspiring and Motivating Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Start Your Day”

  1. […] One of those things is quotes. I LOVE quotes. Just a few simple words thrown together can make you feel inspired, motivated and more positive than you were only seconds ago. That’s amazing! Check out some of my favourite quotes from Oprah Winfrey here. […]

  2. This was a great way to wake up this morning. Seriously, so inspiring and loved that last one, because it is true about getting help from time-to-time. Thank you for sharing and have a great day now!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Pleasure! Hope you’re enjoying the holidays over there.

  3. #9 was my favorite. Integrity is something that the majority of people lack these days it seems. I’ve found only one other person who has the same idea of what integrity is that I do. Granted I have really, really high standards, but integrity is everything to me. It’s the essence of who I am. If I lower my standards, I sell out (so to speak).

    If you’re wondering who that one person is… it’s Greg. ๐Ÿ™‚ But you’re running a very close second there miss Mel… it seems our ideals are quite similar!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Awww thanks Mel! I knew you were talking about Greg before you even mentioned his name ๐Ÿ˜‰ Must say, I feel the same about my hubby and only about a handful of people, (yourself included!) They are very hard to come by these days, you’re right!

  4. Melanie, I needed these quotes today. I am thrilled about my new adventures, I’m scared, and I needed a little encouragement. This is just what my spirit needed. Thank you! HUGS!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Yay, I’m glad they helped! And I’m excited about your new adventure too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I SUPPOSE I can see why she is where she is today!
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  6. The first quote definitely stands out best for me. The best and most productive work is sometimes the work you don’t get paid for “now” but pays off for you in the future.
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  7. Yes, change your attitude and you can change your future. Thanks for sharing, Mel.
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  8. These are great ~ I especially love #2 about having it all, but not all at once.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hehe, I loved that one as well. It makes a lot of sense ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I love each of these quotes. They bring a new dimension to each situation in our lives.

    My fav from the above was no. 19.
    Attitude and our destiny…oh yes!

    Happy Tuesday, Melanie
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Absolutely! It makes a world of difference ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. My favorite:

    What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.

    He really does surprise us with blessings that we cannot even imagine! And I pray that I am doing number 11 every day and giving that example of God sized dreams to my kids!

    Fun post!

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      I loved that one as well. Have never really thought about circumstances like that, it was refreshing to read!

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