The best celebrity quotes to help keep you going

If you need a confidence boost or a good laugh, these celebrity quotes will definitely do the trick

The best celebrity quotes, including Dan Levy, Adele, Michelle Obama, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White and Zendaya
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Looking for a pick-me-up? Our favorite celebrity quotes, from the inspiring to the downright hilarious, are exactly what you need. 

As it turns out, while we were busy marathoning everything coming to Netflix, belting out the best breakup songs and flipping through self-care books, we were receiving a lot of wisdom along the way. 

Check out our favorite lines from everyone's go-to actors, musicians and more. 

The best celebrity quotes to inspire you and pep you up:

When you need a confidence boost

“Butterflies are like women—we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.”

Betty White

"My mom said to me, ‘One day you should settle down and marry a rich man. I said, ‘Mom, I am a rich man.'" — Cher

"Be a girl with a mind, a b**ch with an attitude, a lady with class." — Rihanna 

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That makes you a winner right there." — Venus Williams

"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are." — Beyoncé

"I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself." — Amy Schumer

Rihanna

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When you need guidance

“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add to the person you become.”

Angelina Jolie

"You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute." ― Tina Fey, Bossypants

"If you are going to go through hell...I suggest you come back learning something." ― Drew Barrymore

"I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I'm not afraid of my flaws." — Lady Gaga

"I like me. I like my story and all the bumps and bruises. That’s what makes me uniquely me." — Michelle Obama

"You don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams." — Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

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When you're going through something heavy

“I always see the absurdity in most situations. It's my experience of how life works."

Natasha Lyonne

“Laughing can serve you in dark moments and even help you crawl your way back out.” — Ryan Reynolds 

“If I get in a dark spot, I'll listen to some Adele and cry about it.” — Hailey Bieber

“I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me.” — Adele

“There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity?” — Zendaya

"If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken." — Selena Gomez

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When you need inspiration

“You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be 100% committed.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"Try and fail, but never fail to try." — Jared Leto

"I'm interested in everything. If I had enough time on this earth, I'd like to learn every art practice." — Hunter Schafer

"I've learned it's important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is." — Ryan Gosling

"I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass." — Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes

Shonda Rhimes attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

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When you need a good laugh

"I'm at the stage in my life that real-estate apps turn me on."

Dan Levy

"You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow." — Jack Black

"I was the first woman to burn my bra—it took the fire department four days to put it out." — Dolly Parton

"I never leave my house. Then I don't have to put a bra on. And I don't have to change my pants." — Jennifer Lawrence

"In real life, I assure you there's no such thing as algebra." — Fran Lebowitz

"There was a three-year chunk as a teen where I should have been tranquilized and put in a cage." — Melissa McCarthy 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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