In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.

— Whoopi Goldberg

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When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.


We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.


I fear waking up one morning and finding out my life was all for nothing.

We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. When you're kind to someone in trouble, you hope they remember and are kind to someone else and so on. Soon it will be like a wildfire.


Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.


I always wore sneakers when I wanted to. It was always about being comfortable and being myself.


It you want to be somebody, If you want to go some where, you've got to wake up and pay attention


If there wasn't something called acting, they would probably hospitalize people like me.


I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move.

I believe there are only the things that make me happy.


Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell.


An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.


I don't think in terms of failure....I don't feel like anyone outside of me should be setting limitations. People should be encouraged to shoot for the moon.


When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.


About Whoopi Goldberg

Quotes 87 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

If you're willing to stand for what you believe in .

.. you won't need advice from me, because you will be able to handle whatever comes.


I think because I've gotten permission from my style icons like Tim Gunn and André Leon Talley, who say to me, "You don't need to dress like anyone else, because you're your own fashion icon. You represent comfortable. And you do fashion your way, and you should be at Fashion Week." They gave me permission to enjoy it! And it's great!


Normal is in the eye of the beholder.


My mother's great. She has the major looks. She could stop you from doing anything, through a closed door even, with a single look. Without saying a word, she has that power to rip out your tonsils.


I'd like everyone to imagine a world where you get a job as Tom, and then the next day you're Tina. Imagine you're in the world where you love what you do, but people say that you can't be who you are.


What we're doing is not just about becoming a model.

It's bigger than that. It's shining a spotlight on folks who know who they are. They know what they want to do. And in terms of modeling, they're already working. They know what they're doing! They're fantastic!


I've learned to take time for myself and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect, because I like me.. I think I'm kind of cool.


[The original Sister Act] is running all over the world now, on-stage as a musical. It lives!


You know what? I think the American people are a little pissed, and I think they're pissed at both parties - I think they're really pissed at both parties - and it will be reflected during election time.


I don't have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.


I don't really view communism as a bad thing.


The only argument you can make against having Confederate flag as spectacularly shown as it is around the south is the Nazis. I mean, it would be like having the swastika flag...


I dig being a mother.


Her least favorite thing: VOLUNTARY IGNORANCE


Normal is just a cycle on the washing machine.


If you're not sure how you feel about same-sex marriage, go and meet some of the families and see what they're looking for. Once you take it out of the caricature of what gay people are and what gay marriage is, and put it in the reality of family and what these folks are fighting for, it's really amazing.


Well, one of the things we felt was missing from the greater conversation is that transgender people have been living and working in America for years...People may think it's a "new" thing; it's not...So we wanted to show not just the political side, which is what you see with Caitlyn Jenner. And not the other side with Laverne Cox, who's great.


That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.


You couldn't always trust the history books. They told a diluted truth, a truth by committee.


I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.


I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.


I have a production company, and we work with reality TV producers 44 Blue.

They asked if we'd like to get involved. When they explained that it was the first transgender modeling agency, we said, "Yeah, of course!"


It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.


Did you know children are dying because of AIDS.

Missing the medicines that prevent transmission from mother to child. Missing the protection from parents teachers and role models that can teach them about the danger, and keep them safe from sexual exploitation. Children are missing your support. Unite for children. Unite against AIDS.


For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.


Thank you, God, because I am lucky. Also let's face it, it turns out I'm black. And I'm having a career quite different from lots of people, so I feel doubly lucky.


[On lightweight movies:] Fun movies. They were never meant to cure cancer, only to take away the mind.


If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.


No matter what you say to yourself, you do want to win.

You try to look casual, like you're not thinking, 'oh, please pick me.'


I have witnessed things the ancients would have called miracles, but they are not miracles. They are the products of someone's dream, and they happen as the result of hard work.


The art of acting is to be other than what you are.


[On writing to Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple:] I told her I would play a Venetian blind, dirt on the floor, anything.


Sometimes experience trumps assumption.


The people who can be helping to make movies that have blacks and Latinos and women and all that - that movie doesn't come to you. Because the idea is that there's no place for black movies.


We have a lot of trans friends. We know lots of people who have been trying to [model]; we know a lot about it.


If you read to me I could tell you everything that was read.

They didn't know what it was. They knew I wasn't lazy, but what was it?


If You don't like Gay Marriage, Don't Marry a Gay Person.