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.— Ellen DeGeneres
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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 hell she is.
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 really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon.
It's our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting.
Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.
Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.
Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost.
Asking who's the 'man' and who's the 'woman' in a same-sex relationship is like asking which chopstick is the fork.
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.
People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant.
So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable.
It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight 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.
I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. Its been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch TV. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words.
Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.
Our flaws are what makes us human. If we can accept them as part of who we are, they really don't even have to be an issue.
The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give in to peer pressure to try to be something that you're not.
Honestly, we'd probably be great parents.
But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals.
I'm a godmother, that's a great thing to be, a godmother.
She calls me god for short, that's cute, I taught her that.
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.
Being a teenager and figuring out who you are is hard enough without someone attacking you.
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. It's hard to understand failure when you're going through it, but in the grand scheme of things it's good to fall down - not because you're drunk and not near stairs.
Take a nap in a fireplace and you'll sleep like a log.
The world is filled with negativity. I want people to watch me and think, “I feel good, and I’m going to make somebody else feel good today.
The definition of success changes. Success is to live your life with integrity and not give in to peer pressure to be something you're not. Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else's path; unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path, then by all means, you should follow that.
The problem with labels is that they lead to stereotypes and stereotypes lead to generalizations and generalizations lead to assumptions and assumptions lead back to stereotypes. It’s a vicious cycle, and after you go around and around a bunch of times you end up believing that all vegans only eat cabbage and all gay people love musicals.
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?
Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in.
Even if it's different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don't worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.
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.
We're told to go on living our lives as usual, because to do otherwise is to let the terrorists win, and really, what would upset the Taliban more than a gay woman wearing a suit in front of a room full of Jews?
Penguins mate for life. Which doesn't really surprise me, because they all look exactly alike. It's not like they're gonna meet a better-looking penguin someday.
All the commercials on TV today are for antidepressants, for Prozac or Paxil.
And they get you right away. "Are you sad? Do you get stressed, do you have anxiety?" "Yes, I have all those things! I'm alive!"
This is my real secret to being a joyful person: I make my life easy.
I spend more time being grateful for what I have instead of focusing on what isn't working. I no longer believe that people have to do things my way and that I have to be perfect.
What's New Orleans without music? And what's music without dancing?
I feel like I have a hangover, without all the happy memories and mystery bruises.
In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.
We stock up on popcorn and candy like we're crossing the Sierras, don't we? I'll have a couple of soft pretzels, a hot dog, Milk Duds, Snocaps. Is that the largest popcorn you've got there, that bucket? You don't have a barrel or anything like that? Do you have a donkey or a pack mule or anything? - Oh, and a Diet Coke.
I'm going to be kind, because then it all just kind of spreads, and the world is a little nicer out there.
The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.
I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut.
If you want to get rid of stuff, you can always do a good spring-cleaning.
Or you can do what I do. Move.
I don't know what people are scared of.
..maybe they think their children will be influenced by gay marriage, but I've got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked - heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It's time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want.
Just go up to somebody on the street and say 'You're it!' and then run away.
We all feel like idiots at one time or another.
Even if we feel we're cool 98 percent of the time, that 2-percent doofus is poised to take over our bodies without any warning.
I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I'm looking out of my third eye and everything that I'm supposed to be doing. It's amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. "Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama's got the magic of Clorox 2."
Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.
Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense.
And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings.
Here are the values that 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.