Oprah Winfrey

United States
Born on 29 Jan 1954
Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host

Quotes



I decided to be the best and the smartest.
I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.
If money is your motivation, forget it.
The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute... best at what you do.
I used to always say, 'I never went to business school and I never read a business book.' But now I think maybe I should have read a few.
I don't invest in anything I don't understand—it makes more sense to buy TV stations than oil wells.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays