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43 Most Famous Octavia Spencer Quotes (ACTRESS)

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“You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you’re putting out there, if it’s received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it’s not received, great, I respect you for not.”

Octavia Spencer
We all have our own journey. We're all running our own race. And once we realize that, it's really empowering.Pin
We all have our own journey. We’re all running our own race. And once we realize that, it’s really empowering.
The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.Pin
The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.
I believe that all people are created equal, regardless of who they love, what color their skin is, or how they choose to express themselves.Pin
I believe that all people are created equal, regardless of who they love, what color their skin is, or how they choose to express themselves.
We all have the power to make a difference, even in the smallest ways. Never underestimate the impact of kindness.Pin
We all have the power to make a difference, even in the smallest ways. Never underestimate the impact of kindness.
It's not about how we look; it's about what we bring to the table, what our skill sets are, and how we contribute to the world.Pin
It’s not about how we look; it’s about what we bring to the table, what our skill sets are, and how we contribute to the world.
We all have hourglass figures; your sand just settles in different places.Pin
We all have hourglass figures; your sand just settles in different places.
It's not about being perfect; it's about being authentic and embracing who you are.Pin
It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being authentic and embracing who you are.
The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.Pin
The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.
The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.Pin
The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.
When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine.Pin
When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.
Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something.Pin
Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.

11 Wise Octavia Spencer Quotes About Life

“I can only be the best version of myself and understand that the only way that we as a people can heal is to understand that the next person’s journey may not be your own, but it doesn’t mean that you have to marginalize them in any way.”

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The things that scare you only make you better and stronger.Pin
The things that scare you only make you better and stronger.
Inclusivity is important in every aspect of life, whether it's in the entertainment industry or in our communities.Pin
Inclusivity is important in every aspect of life, whether it’s in the entertainment industry or in our communities.
As you make your way along life's tumultuous highways, it's important to note that you should always carry a map, have plenty of fuel in the tank, and take frequent rest stops.Pin
As you make your way along life’s tumultuous highways, it’s important to note that you should always carry a map, have plenty of fuel in the tank, and take frequent rest stops.
When you give kids the tools necessary to change their destiny, it's really empowering.Pin
When you give kids the tools necessary to change their destiny, it’s really empowering.

“I think that young women and little girls need to see that they don’t have to be the damsel in distress. They don’t have to not show their strength. They don’t have to be whatever the stereotype is or the tropes that we go to in our minds.”

Octavia Spencer
One thing I've learned is be comfortable in your skin, and more importantly, be comfortable in your shoes.Pin
One thing I’ve learned is be comfortable in your skin, and more importantly, be comfortable in your shoes.
I can only live in my truth.Pin
I can only live in my truth.
I have experienced loss in my life, but the thing that brings you back is your faith.Pin
I have experienced loss in my life, but the thing that brings you back is your faith.
To be silent is to be passive.Pin
To be silent is to be passive.
Tough love is the hardest to give.Pin
Tough love is the hardest to give.

8 Inspirational Octavia Spencer Quotes on Success & Challenges

“I don’t think you learn as much about yourself when you are moving forwards as when you have fallen backwards. That’s when you really learn who you are. And reach for the things that have propelled you forward and made you a better person.”

Octavia Spencer
I just know that the one thing that we all have in common is challenges. No one lives a challenge free life.Pin
I just know that the one thing that we all have in common is challenges. No one lives a challenge free life.
You have to create your own path and I'm up to the challenge.Pin
You have to create your own path and I’m up to the challenge.
Our challenges make us unique, and how we deal with them makes us unique.Pin
Our challenges make us unique, and how we deal with them makes us unique.

“You just keep moving forward and doing what you do, and hope that it resonates with people. And if it doesn’t, you just keep moving on until you find a project that does.”

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I'm attracted to things that make me want to be a better person.Pin
I’m attracted to things that make me want to be a better person.
I am an advocate of education. It is the panacea for all that ails us in our society.Pin
I am an advocate of education. It is the panacea for all that ails us in our society.
I hope that in some way that I can be some sort of beacon of hope, especially because I am not the typical Hollywood beauty.Pin
I hope that in some way that I can be some sort of beacon of hope, especially because I am not the typical Hollywood beauty.

7 Octavia Spencer Quotes that will Make You Think

“I’m not an optimist. I’m a realist. And my reality is that we live in a multifaceted, multicultural world. And maybe once we stop labeling ourselves, then maybe everyone else will.”

Octavia Spencer
The thing about the South is we accept our history. We don't push it under the rug.Pin
The thing about the South is we accept our history. We don’t push it under the rug.
Everything happens when it's supposed to.Pin
Everything happens when it’s supposed to.
The hardest thing about writing, for me, is facing the blank page.Pin
The hardest thing about writing, for me, is facing the blank page.

“There are enough negative images of Black women out there and I did not want to portray Dorothy Vaughn in any stereotype. I wanted to make sure that her integrity was preserved.”

Octavia Spencer
My faith is tested daily.Pin
My faith is tested daily.
You can't be from Montgomery, Alabama, and not have a background in the church. It's at the core of who we are as a people.Pin
You can’t be from Montgomery, Alabama, and not have a background in the church. It’s at the core of who we are as a people.

2 Octavia Spencer Quotes on Speaking Her Mind

I'm probably the most militant person you'll ever meet and I speak my mind without provocation sometimes.Pin
I’m probably the most militant person you’ll ever meet and I speak my mind without provocation sometimes.
Let's just say that I have a tendency if I am uncomfortable in a situation to speak my mind.Pin
Let’s just say that I have a tendency if I am uncomfortable in a situation to speak my mind.

3 Octavia Spencer Quotes on Her Overeating Habits

If you tell me I can't eat something, I'll obsess over it and end up overeating!Pin
If you tell me I can’t eat something, I’ll obsess over it and end up overeating!
My weight has always been a struggle for me.Pin
My weight has always been a struggle for me.
Life is too short, and I need to eat. I am my meanest when I haven't had a meal.Pin
Life is too short, and I need to eat. I am my meanest when I haven’t had a meal.
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