Oprah Winfrey

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

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born 29 January 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

Quotes[edit]

It felt like a new day.
I know where my lane is, and I know how to stay in my lane. My lane is evolving the consciousness of people.
The thing that I do best is "Be Here. Be Now."
  • I've been stopped cold from eating another burger!
    • Reacting to guest Howard Lyman's belief that American cattle are at risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow disease"), "Dangerous Food", The Oprah Winfrey Show (11 April 1996)
  • I will continue to use my voice. I believed from the beginning that [the lawsuit] was an attempt to muzzle my voice, and I come from a people who have struggled and died in order to have a voice in this country. And I refused to be muzzled.
    • "Oprah: 'Free speech rocks' " in CNN (26 February 1998)
  • I'm still off hamburgers.
    • "Oprah: 'Free speech rocks' " in CNN (26 February 1998)
  • I never think about what I want. It's about what you want to give to other people.
    • As quoted in The Money Adventure (1998) by Egbert Sukop, p. 128
  • What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life. And as I became more spiritually conscious, I learned that we all are responsible for ourselves, that you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act. You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.
    • O Magazine (January 2007), pages 160 & 217
  • I think that, uh, you know, I'm really happy that the message, or at least some of the message of The Secret is reaching mass consciousness in a way that people realize that they can begin to, uh, positively affect their lives. That's why when I was on the show and said "I've lived this way my whole life", and people who watched our show for years know that I've been talking about how you take responsibility for your life and the choices that you make. Empower your life. And so, when I say that, you know, um, that's how I live my life, the message of The Secret, that's what I mean. I also believe, that, uh, medical healing or healing comes in lots of forms. You know that adage about the guy being lost and God sent him a boat and God sent him — then he gets to heaven and says "Why didn't you help me?" And God's, "I sent you the boat, fool!" So, that's the way I look at medical healing.
    • To Kim Tinkham, who wrote Oprah that she watched her show about The Secret, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, and decided to heal herself instead of a mastectomy and chemotherapy that four doctors told her she urgently needed, on The Oprah Winfrey Show (March 2007) · YouTube video
  • I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
    • As quoted in Oprah, in Her Words : Our American Princess (2008) by Tuchy Palmieri, p. 71
People often ask me: "What is the secret to the success of the show?" "How it lasted 25 years?" I none jokingly say: "My team and Jesus", because nothing but the Hand of God has made this possible for me.
  • All the energy that you spend, trying to hurt somebody else, that energy will turn around and slap you in the face. The same thing is true, Love, what I know is that the energy that put out everyday with the best of intentions that it would reach you where you really live in heart of yourself has come back to me from all of you in full force. So that what we've learnt on this show; You are responsible for your life and when you get that, everything changes, my friends. So don't wait for somebody else to fix you, to save you or complete you...
    • "Oprah Winfrey Show Finale" in CBS (25 May 2011)
  • People often ask me: "What is the secret to the success of the show?" "How it lasted 25 years?" I none jokingly say: "My team and Jesus", because nothing but the Hand of God has made this possible for me. For all of you who get railed up when I mentioned God and you wanna know which God am I talking about, I am talking about the same one you talk about, I am talking about the Alpha and Omega, the Omniscience, the Unprecedented, the Ultimate Consciousness, the Source, the Force, the all of everything that is, The One and Only G-O-D, that's what I am talking about...
    • "Oprah Winfrey Show Finale" in CBS (25 May 2011)
  • Well, I don't call you an atheist then. I think if you believe in the awe and the wonder and the mystery, then that is what God is. That is what God is, not the bearded guy in the sky.
  • I feel like my soul is aching for the country. … There's not a day that goes by where I'm not putting on my shoes, or brushing my teeth, where I just think about the ordinariness of, people who just went to a concert, or the ordinariness of the day from people from 9/11, who were just doing an ordinary thing, and then you never get home. … So, I would say that these days of crisis and tragedy are to remind us all to be present in the ordinariness of our lives, that actually turns out to be extraordinary, when the person you love doesn't come home at night.
    I pay attention to things, you know? … This is to make us all more awakened about our own life, and the fact that it shows up this way is a horror. But, as I heard someone say, seeing people coming together, helping each other — whether it's this crisis we're in or what we saw weeks ago in, in Houston, in Florida, and now in Puerto Rico — it shows the humanity of us all. So, it's an opportunity to show the best of ourselves, when the worst shows up.
  • I would say, we can't allow ourselves to be frightened into not living our lives, and I think that we have to keep going and we have to keep going with the faith that thing will get better … And things will get better when we make them better.
    • Interview on Entertainment Tonight, as quoted in "Oprah Winfrey Offers Words of Wisdom in Wake of Deadly Las Vegas Shooting", KTVB (2 October 2017)

CNN interview (2011)[edit]

Interview with Piers Morgan (17 January 2011)
  • I know where my lane is, and I know how to stay in my lane. My lane is evolving the consciousness of people.
  • The thing that I do best is "Be Here. Be Now".

Quotes about Winfrey[edit]

I don't see anything negative on this woman … Maya Angelou has said she sees her as a true missionary. ~ Kitty Kelly
  • I am grateful for the contribution Oprah Winfrey has made to our country in regard to reading.[1][2]

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