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51 Inspirational Viola Davis Quotes About Life (BELIEVE)

Top 15 Most Famous Viola Davis Quotes (BEST)

I will not be a woman who takes things for granted anymore. I will not be a woman who brushes off compliments. I will not be a woman who is silent about my achievements.Pin
I will not be a woman who takes things for granted anymore. I will not be a woman who brushes off compliments. I will not be a woman who is silent about my achievements.
I grew up in a world where I just wanted to be perfect. And I realized that perfect was the enemy of the great.Pin
I grew up in a world where I just wanted to be perfect. And I realized that perfect was the enemy of the great.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within strength, courage, dignity.Pin
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within: strength, courage, dignity.
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.
Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.Pin
Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.
The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame.Pin
The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame.
I think that you always want to gravitate towards people who absolutely are great at what they do and go for authenticity.Pin
I think that you always want to gravitate towards people who absolutely are great at what they do and go for authenticity.
You have to have the audacity to believe in your own talent.Pin
You have to have the audacity to believe in your own talent.
I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are.Pin
I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are.
You have to envision your own success. It's important to have a vision for yourself, for what you want your life to be.Pin
You have to envision your own success. It’s important to have a vision for yourself, for what you want your life to be.
My biggest discovery was that you can literally re-create your life. You can redefine it. You don’t have to live in the past. I found that not only did I have fight in me, I had love.Pin
My biggest discovery was that you can literally re-create your life. You can redefine it. You don’t have to live in the past. I found that not only did I have fight in me, I had love.
Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.Pin
Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.
There's no prerequisites to worthiness. You're born worthy, and I think that's a message a lot of women need to hear.Pin
There’s no prerequisites to worthiness. You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear.
I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.Pin
I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.
The only thing that's everlasting is love. The only thing that's transformative is love.Pin
The only thing that’s everlasting is love. The only thing that’s transformative is love.

17 Inspirational Viola Davis Quotes About Life

“I don’t think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who, from an early age, knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.”

Viola Davis
I now understand that life, and living it, is more about being present. I’m now aware that the not-so-happy memories lie in wait; but the hope and the joy also lie in wait.Pin
I now understand that life, and living it, is more about being present. I’m now aware that the not-so-happy memories lie in wait; but the hope and the joy also lie in wait.
I knew my life would be a fight, and I realized this I had it in me.Pin
I knew my life would be a fight, and I realized this: I had it in me.
Dreams don't have an expiration date. If you don't give up, you can achieve them at any time.Pin
Dreams don’t have an expiration date. If you don’t give up, you can achieve them at any time.
All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.Pin
All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.
My mom always said, 'Don't ever let anyone rob you of your joy.' And I've never forgotten that.Pin
My mom always said, ‘Don’t ever let anyone rob you of your joy.’ And I’ve never forgotten that.
Your only job as an artist is to put the truth out there into the world.Pin
Your only job as an artist is to put the truth out there into the world.
You can only shine if you’re included in the narrative, and narratives start when you put the pen to paper and you use your imagination. You just tell a story. That’s all you do.Pin
You can only shine if you’re included in the narrative, and narratives start when you put the pen to paper and you use your imagination. You just tell a story. That’s all you do.
May you live long enough to know why you were born.Pin
May you live long enough to know why you were born.
When you pray, God puts people in your life to lead you when you cannot lead yourself.Pin
When you pray, God puts people in your life to lead you when you cannot lead yourself.
They say to serve is to love. I think to serve is to heal, too.Pin
They say to serve is to love. I think to serve is to heal, too.
What do you want What do you want your life to be What do you want your testimony to be Go for it!Pin
What do you want? What do you want your life to be? What do you want your testimony to be? Go for it!
The happily ever after comes after you’ve done the work.Pin
The happily ever after comes after you’ve done the work.
I want my work to reflect my level of gifts and talent.Pin
I want my work to reflect my level of gifts and talent.
When your passion and drive are bigger than your fears, you just dive.Pin
When your passion and drive are bigger than your fears, you just dive.
When you’re really passionate, you’re going to grab hold of every rope you see and wrap them around your arms and legs to claw your way out.Pin
When you’re really passionate, you’re going to grab hold of every rope you see and wrap them around your arms and legs to claw your way out.
Living out loud is living a life that’s bigger than yourself. Living out loud is long after you’re gone –you leave something on this Earth that’s bigger than yourself.Pin
Living out loud is living a life that’s bigger than yourself. Living out loud is long after you’re gone –you leave something on this Earth that’s bigger than yourself.

10 Wise Viola Davis Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“It’s futile to ask why. Instead ask yourself, ‘What did I learn from this? What have I learned from all of it?’ There is absolutely no way whatsoever to get through this life without scars.”

Viola Davis
You can’t be hesitant about who you are.Pin
You can’t be hesitant about who you are.
You have to surround yourself with people who love you and want the best for you.Pin
You have to surround yourself with people who love you and want the best for you.
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny.Pin
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny.
I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.Pin
I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.
Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a different past.Pin
Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a different past.
Remember the love... Don’t play the pain and betrayal, play the woman fighting hard to restore the love.Pin
Remember the love… Don’t play the pain and betrayal, play the woman fighting hard to restore the love.
You must know that you are worth everything. You must know that you are worth more than many sparrows.Pin
You must know that you are worth everything. You must know that you are worth more than many sparrows.
But what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly. What we do as Black women are to take the worst situations and create from that point.Pin
But what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly. What we do as Black women are to take the worst situations and create from that point.
All you really need to do is shift people just a bit for change to happen. It doesn’t have to be huge and humongous.Pin
All you really need to do is shift people just a bit for change to happen. It doesn’t have to be huge and humongous.

9 Thought-provoking Viola Davis Quotes that Will Make You Think

Memories are immortal. They’re deathless and precise. They have the power of giving you joy and perspective in hard times. Or, they can strangle you. Define you in a way that’s based more in other people’s tucked-up perceptions than truth.”

Viola Davis
I know that love is real when it's not convenient, when it's not selfish, when it's challenged, sometimes even if it's not reciprocated.Pin
I know that love is real when it’s not convenient, when it’s not selfish, when it’s challenged, sometimes even if it’s not reciprocated.
There's got to be a voice deep within you that is untouched by definitions. And it is there that you become divinely who you are.Pin
There’s got to be a voice deep within you that is untouched by definitions. And it is there that you become divinely who you are.
I don't think you can become an actor if you have any sense of dignity.Pin
I don’t think you can become an actor if you have any sense of dignity.
I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up. I think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder.Pin
I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up. I think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder.

“When you’re poor, you live in an alternate reality. It’s not that we have problems different from everyone else, but we don’t have the resources to mask them. We’ve been stripped clean of social protocol.”

Viola Davis
Everything had been hard for me. I mastered hard. Now, I wanted joy.Pin
Everything had been hard for me. I mastered hard. Now, I wanted joy.
The obstacle blocking me was a four-hundred-year-old racist system of oppression and my own feeling of utter aloneness.Pin
The obstacle blocking me was a four-hundred-year-old racist system of oppression and my own feeling of utter aloneness.
Self-deprecation is not the answer to humility.Pin
Self-deprecation is not the answer to humility.
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