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67 Ellen DeGeneres Quotes on Kindness (COURAGE)

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Born on 26 January 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, U.S., Ellen Lee DeGeneres is one of the most famous American comedians and television hosts best known for her quirky observational humor.

Her own talk show that was started since 2003, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has won 61 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2020 which surpassed the record held by Oprah Winfrey.

Ellen DeGeneres was a fervent advocate of the LGBTQ rights back in 1997. And in 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend, Portia de Rossi.

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Below are the best Ellen DeGeneres quotes so you can be kind to others, be yourself, and laugh as much as possible.

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Top 10 Most Famous Ellen DeGeneres Quotes to Inspire You

It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique.
It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique.
Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That’s real beauty to me.
I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That’s real beauty to me.
Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer.
Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego.
Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.
True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.
The truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.
The truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.
I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.

39 Best Inspirational Ellen DeGeneres Quotes on Life, Success, and Love

The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not, to live your life as an honest and compassionate person, to contribute in some way.”

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Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.
Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.
I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.
I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.
You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled.
You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that’s how it’s spelled.
Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.
Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.
When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.

While I was doing stand-up, I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. I’d say yes when I wanted to say no, and I even wore a few dresses.”

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I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion.
I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion.
I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.
Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.
Though you feel like you’re not where you’re supposed to be, you shouldn’t worry because the next turn you take it will lead you to where you want to go.
Though you feel like you’re not where you’re supposed to be, you shouldn’t worry because the next turn you take it will lead you to where you want to go.
Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself.
Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself.
Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.
Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.
I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another
I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another
If someone says you’re weird, say Thank You.
If someone says you’re weird, say Thank You.
It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.
It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.
We’re all supposed to be different. I want so badly to encourage everyone to say, “Who am I and how do I want to live my life?
We’re all supposed to be different. I want so badly to encourage everyone to say, “Who am I and how do I want to live my life?
I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
It always helps to think about other people instead of ourselves.
It always helps to think about other people instead of ourselves.
There’s nothing I know for sure because I know for sure that things change.
There’s nothing I know for sure because I know for sure that things change.
I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
It is failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
It is failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes.
Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes.
When your heart is broken, when your heart has cracks in it, it lets the light in.
When your heart is broken, when your heart has cracks in it, it lets the light in.
It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be.
It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be.
Don’t worry about what people say about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.
Don’t worry about what people say about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.
Patience and learning is the key.
Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are.
It’s nice when people love you, for you.
It’s nice when people love you, for you.
I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose.
I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose.
The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
Beauty is not between a size zero and size eight. Its not a number at all.
Beauty is not between a size zero and size eight. Its not a number at all.

The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.”

Ellen DeGeneres
You are never too old to play. You are only too old for low-rise jeans.
You are never too old to play. You are only too old for low-rise jeans.
I think one of the turning points in my life came a few years ago. I started going to sleep at night just talking to myself, saying... 'You Are Perfect Just The Way You Are.'
I think one of the turning points in my life came a few years ago. I started going to sleep at night just talking to myself, saying… ‘You Are Perfect Just The Way You Are.’
My life is perfect even when it is not.
My life is perfect even when it is not.
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
It’s time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want.
It’s time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want.
I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things.
I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things.

18 Funny Ellen DeGeneres Quotes to Make You Laugh

Our attention span is shot. We’ve all got Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD or OCD or one of these disorders with three letters because we don’t have the time or patience to pronounce the entire disorder. That should be a disorder right there, TBD – Too Busy Disorder.”

Ellen DeGeneres
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing boobs, show people your brain, and if they like what they see, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with.
I think people talk too much anyway. Sometimes people are talking to me and in my mind I’m just like “shut up, shut up, shut up…blah blah blah blah blaaaaah.
I think people talk too much anyway. Sometimes people are talking to me and in my mind I’m just like “shut up, shut up, shut up…blah blah blah blah blaaaaah.

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”

Ellen DeGeneres
Do we have to know who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?
Do we have to know who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.

But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let’s get our priorities straight. I think we all know what’s really important in life? Winning an Oscar.”

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My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.
You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.
You know, it’s hard work to write a book. I can’t tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.
When I go hiking and I get over the hill, That means I am past the hard part and there is a snack in my future. That’s a good thing as far as I am concerned.
When I go hiking and I get over the hill, That means I am past the hard part and there is a snack in my future. That’s a good thing as far as I am concerned.

Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, “I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.” Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.”

Ellen DeGeneres

I see those picketers, and I think you know, if I weren’t a loving, non-violent, spiritual person, I would really go over there and grab those signs and smash them over their heads and shove them up their asses. But…I’m a loving, spiritual person.”

Ellen DeGeneres
People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
Go to bed in your fireplace, you’ll sleep like a log.
Go to bed in your fireplace, you’ll sleep like a log.
Yeah [I’m thirty-six], but on the show I’m thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow.
Yeah [I’m thirty-six], but on the show I’m thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow.
I feel like I have a hangover, without all the happy memories and mystery bruises.
I feel like I have a hangover, without all the happy memories and mystery bruises.

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble.”

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