45 Inspirational Ellen DeGeneres Quotes For Success In Life

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. These Ellen DeGeneres quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  2. “Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  3. “If someone ever says you’re weird, say thank you.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  4. “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  5. “Just go up to somebody on the street and say ‘You’re it!’ and then run away.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  6. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen DeGeneres quotes on risks
  7. “Asking who’s the ‘man’ and who’s the ‘woman’ in a same-sex relationship is like asking which chopstick is the fork.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  8. “Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  9. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  10. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  11. “Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  12. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  13. “It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  14. “Now, I’m no scientist, but I know what endorphins are. They’re tiny little magical elves that swim through your bloodstream and tell funny jokes to each other. When they reach your brain, you hear what they’re saying and that boosts your health and happiness. “Knock Knock… Who’s There?… Little endorphin… Little endorphin who?… Little Endorphin Annie.” And then the endorphins laugh and then you laugh. See? It’s Science.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  15. “There’s no one way to dance. And that’s kind of my philosophy about everything.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  16. “Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, “I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.” Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  17. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  18. “My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  19. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  20. “You’re never too old to play. You’re only too old for low-rise jeans.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  21. “Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself. Happiness comes from within. You have the power to change your own mindset so that all the negative, horrible thoughts that try to invade your psyche are replaced with happy, positive, wonderful thoughts.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  22. “Human beings only use ten percent of their brains. Ten percent! Can you imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other sixty percent?” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  23. “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?” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  24. “So excited for the Apple Watch. For centuries, we’ve checked the time by looking at our phones. Having it on your wrist? Genius.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  25. “Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  26. “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
  27. “The song ‘If I Had a Hammer’ is geared toward people who don’t have a hammer. Maybe before I had a hammer I thought I’d hammer in the morning and hammer in the evening. But once you get a hammer, you find you don’t really hammer as much as you thought you would.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  28. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  29. “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  30. “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.”
  31. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  32. “Being a teenager and figuring out who you are is hard enough without someone attacking you.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  33. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  34. “Normally, I try not to pay attention to my haters, but this time I’d like to talk about it, because my haters are my motivators.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  35. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  36. “If you want to get rid of stuff, you can always do a good spring-cleaning. Or you can do what I do. Move.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  37. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  38. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  39. “It must be around forty when you’re “over the hill.” I don’t even know what that means and why it’s a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I’m past the hard part and there’s a snack in my future. That’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  40. “What’s New Orleans without music? And what’s music without dancing?” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

  41. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  42. “Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  43. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  44. “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.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen DeGeneres quotes on beauty
  45. “I’d like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I’ve tried to meditate, but it’s really hard for me to stay still. I’d like to try to force myself to do it because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can’t shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

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