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53 Inspirational Queen Latifah Quotes (LIFE)

Top 10 Most Famous Queen Latifah Quotes (BEST)

“You almost have to step outside yourself and look at you as if you were someone else you really care about and really want to protect. Would you let someone take advantage of that person? Would you let someone use that person you really care about? Or would you speak up for them? If it was someone else you care about, you’d say something. I know you would. Okay, now put yourself back in that body. That person is you. Stand up and tell ’em, ‘Enough!'”

Queen Latifah
You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone.
You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
No one ever got ahead by going through the motions. You have to constantly be improving yourself. Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be.
No one ever got ahead by going through the motions. You have to constantly be improving yourself. Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be.
I don’t want to be a supermodel; I want to be a role model.
I don’t want to be a supermodel; I want to be a role model.

“Putting on your crown is really like accepting the fact that you are a queen. You’re a great woman. Wherever you are in life, just keep on that path, and so for me, sometimes as women, we forget – we forget that about ourselves. So, putting on your crown is sort of reminding yourself that, hey, I’m a queen, and I can do what I want in this life and take it.”

Queen Latifah
Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think.
Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think.
I decided early on that I was going to put on my crown and rule my world by acting right and treating myself like a queen.
I decided early on that I was going to put on my crown and rule my world by acting right and treating myself like a queen.
Be bold. Be brave enough to be your true self.
Be bold. Be brave enough to be your true self.
There is no profession more essential than that of an educator.
There is no profession more essential than that of an educator.

9 Inspirational Queen Latifah Quotes on Success

“It’s not always easy to do the right thing. But, doing the right thing makes you strong, it builds character, it forces you to make decisions based upon your beliefs and not what other people think. In life, and in business, you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. But, what makes you a leader is having the courage of your convictions.”

Queen Latifah
Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer.
Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer.
I didn't know I had it in me. There's more to all of us than we realize... We're capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe.
I didn’t know I had it in me. There’s more to all of us than we realize… We’re capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe.

“I have always felt strongly about empowering women. I’m living proof that, with confidence and by believing in yourself, you can accomplish any goal.” 

Queen Latifah
Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it.
Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it.
You control your destiny instead of letting the day lead you where it may. You seize it, take it and lead it.
You control your destiny instead of letting the day lead you where it may. You seize it, take it and lead it.

“Hip-hop definitely taught me a lot. Having to create your own identity and become known and respected in a male-dominated field – it requires some guts. There are times you have to be strong, and times when you have to stand alone for what you believe in.”

Queen Latifah
Most people don’t have so much talent that they can become a success all their own. We all need people to help us and lift us up.
Most people don’t have so much talent that they can become a success all their own. We all need people to help us and lift us up.
I enjoy going to work and having a good time. It’s tough when you got to work with people who just are in a bad mood all the damn time.
I enjoy going to work and having a good time. It’s tough when you got to work with people who just are in a bad mood all the damn time.

8 WiseQueen Latifah Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.”

Queen Latifah
Let your inner queen's voice come through loud and clear. Be strong, be authentic, be you, and you'll do her proud.
Let your inner queen’s voice come through loud and clear. Be strong, be authentic, be you, and you’ll do her proud.

“The reality is, I like imperfection. You take away from the world when you’re not yourself. Whatever is unique and special about you was designed by God. And when you try to be someone else, we don’t get you. Who knows what you would have contributed to the world had you just been yourself, if you had just celebrated who you are and just walked boldly?”

Queen Latifah
You just have to connect with people who believe in your vision and who will work with you and advance your cause.
You just have to connect with people who believe in your vision and who will work with you and advance your cause.
If there are kids who want to follow in my footsteps, I’d say that my shoes are too big for them to fill! But their shoe size is just perfect.
If there are kids who want to follow in my footsteps, I’d say that my shoes are too big for them to fill! But their shoe size is just perfect.

“Racism is ignorant. And it’s stupid. And it’s old. And it’s played out. So beat it already with that, you know what I mean? ‘Let’s all get along’ – I’m so tired of that damn sentence, but it’s true.”

Queen Latifah
Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.
Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.
Living for today will bring about dying for today. You can’t just think, ‘I’m going to die anyway,’ because that’s what’s stopping us from moving forward.
Living for today will bring about dying for today. You can’t just think, ‘I’m going to die anyway,’ because that’s what’s stopping us from moving forward.

4 Queen Latifah Quotes on God and Praying

Sometimes I pray when I really feel like I need God to help me with something, and sometimes we just have conversations. We just kick it.
Sometimes I pray when I really feel like I need God to help me with something, and sometimes we just have conversations. We just kick it.
Once you realize there is a Higher Power, you know you’re not alone, that you have a purpose on the planet.
Once you realize there is a Higher Power, you know you’re not alone, that you have a purpose on the planet.
I do feel like I have a direct connection with God for some reason; always have since I was a little kid – I would talk to God, talk to the sky.
I do feel like I have a direct connection with God for some reason; always have since I was a little kid – I would talk to God, talk to the sky.
If you try to follow everyone else's mold, you'll probably fail at some point because God created us uniquely for a reason.
If you try to follow everyone else’s mold, you’ll probably fail at some point because God created us uniquely for a reason.

8 Queen Latifah Quotes on Conquering Fear

“You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.’

Queen Latifah
I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.
I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.
Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off, and keep it moving.
Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off, and keep it moving.

Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.”

Queen Latifah
Pursue your passions by diving in headfirst.
Pursue your passions by diving in headfirst.
I love a challenge. Trying things that scare the hell out of me and pushing past that fear, doing it anyway – that gives me a thrill.
I love a challenge. Trying things that scare the hell out of me and pushing past that fear, doing it anyway – that gives me a thrill.

“Sometimes you do have to bank on yourself. You do have to believe in your ideas enough to really get out there and fight for it despite what people think of some young kids from the hood.”

Queen Latifah
I wish every woman would love herself and embrace what she was given naturally.
I wish every woman would love herself and embrace what she was given naturally.

10 Queen Latifah Quotes About Life and Happiness

“My mother and I definitely got to a point where we had to have a real conversation and talk woman to woman, or daughter to mother, friend to friend – just off the record, clear the air and communicate. I didn’t want to drive my mama crazy, but at the same time, I had to do, I had to learn, I had to grow and she understood that. She knows me better than anyone else on the planet so I tried to think about that.”

Queen Latifah
Even if you don’t have anything, even if you’ve got a quarter in your pocket, to share with someone else who has nothing really helps.
Even if you don’t have anything, even if you’ve got a quarter in your pocket, to share with someone else who has nothing really helps.

“I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.”

Queen Latifah
I’m not living large; I just want to live comfortably. I wanna have financial stability that is unshakable.
I’m not living large; I just want to live comfortably. I wanna have financial stability that is unshakable.

Business is fun. Controlling your own destiny is fun. Creating an idea and turning it into a movie; finding an artist and guiding their career and bringing them to some type of status – there’s joy in that.”

Queen Latifah
I’m proud of everything I do, but I think I’m the most happy about becoming a rapper. It was my entrance into everything.
I’m proud of everything I do, but I think I’m the most happy about becoming a rapper. It was my entrance into everything.

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me, and I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there.”

Queen Latifah
Life’s not about sitting at home in front of the TV waiting for your life to begin. Get out there and take some chances.
Life’s not about sitting at home in front of the TV waiting for your life to begin. Get out there and take some chances.

“I really don’t know how to be anyone else, and whenever I try to be anyone else, I fail miserably. Or I disappoint myself. It doesn’t build my self-esteem, and it doesn’t help me grow me at all.”

Queen Latifah
When you invest in people and you watch the joy that you can bring to someone it makes what we do rewarding.
When you invest in people and you watch the joy that you can bring to someone it makes what we do rewarding.

4 Queen Latifah Quotes that will make you think

I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
There are different flavors of sexiness.
There are different flavors of sexiness.
Beauty is not just a white girl. It’s so many different flavors and shades.
Beauty is not just a white girl. It’s so many different flavors and shades.
You can huff and puff. But blow me down I doubt it kid, or you get your ass whipped.
You can huff and puff. But blow me down? I doubt it kid, or you get your ass whipped.

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