28 Motivational Gabourey Sidibe Quotes For Success In Life

Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress. Sidibe made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, in addition to nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. These Gabourey Sidibe quotes on love, death will motivate you.

Best Gabourey Sidibe Quotes

  1. “If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  2. “Personally, it’s rude. You got three kids with the lady, she just did 17 years for you and you’re not gonna leave your…whatever!” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  3. “It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  4. “People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’. It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  5. “If they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

  6. “One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  7. “One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body. I got tired of hating myself.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  8. “I live my life because I dare. I dare to show up when everyone else might hide their faces and hide their bodies in shame.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  9. “I certainly used to wish that I was skinny, lighter-skinned, with long, pretty hair. But only because I used to get made fun of for being the absolute opposite. I didn’t see all of that stuff as the American Dream. I just wanted to look normal. Now that I’m older, I really do feel like I am a beautiful girl.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  10. “Just relax. When I was younger, I made myself the victim of catastrophic thinking. Anything that went wrong was the end of the world. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to stop myself and say, ‘Hey babe, calm down. Tomorrow there will be sun.'” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  11. “I learned to love myself, because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don’t like myself, there’s no reason to even live the life.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  12. “My beauty is dark chocolate and it’s delicious and it’s sweet.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

  13. “Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  14. “My Plan A was to be a psychologist. I thought I would be a receptionist. I’m always middle of the road and very normal. I’ve always wanted a normal life, and this is what I got.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  15. “They try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome. But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  16. “I was born to stand out. I don’t care whether or not people will find me attractive on-screen. That’s not why I became an actor. I know that more and more with each new role.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  17. “I love the way I look. I’m fine with it. And if my body changes, I’ll be fine with that.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

  18. “I think people look at me and don’t expect much. Even though, I expect a whole lot.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  19. “Most of my life, I wanted to be a therapist, but then I just decided that I didn’t want to be in charge of giving people advice. I want to know everything there is to know about psychology. But a therapist? No.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  20. “I can’t quite say that I was raised Muslim, but I remember up until 5 or so I would pray, you know, with my dad. And it’s actually a beautiful practice. It’s giving of yourself to a higher power – no matter what you call that higher power. Living your life as close to what you think that higher power wants you to be is a really powerful thing.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  21. “I have a birthmark on the inside of my left knee that resembles an upside-down sea horse.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

  22. “When I was listening in on the phone call where Andre Leon Talley was saying that he was going to get my fat, black ass on the cover of a magazine. I think that – you know, Andre Leon Talley is fat and black. And it hurt my feelings. It hurt my feelings. But it also was a lesson in this is what they think, and this is what they will always think. And there’s no way of being too talented or too pretty or too confident around it. People will still have their opinions.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe Quotes
  23. “MYOB – Mind your own body. It’s important because I don’t happen to have the kind of body that we usually see on television and in films. I am plus-size. I have dark skin. And I am 100 percent beautiful. But I get a lot of flak – oh, you should lose weight. And now that I have lost weight – and I lost weight for health reasons – I get, you look good but don’t lose too much weight because your face is starting to sink in.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  24. “I don’t know any teenager with a positive attitude.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

  25. “Being an actor is wonderful and it’s a lot of fun, but eventually you look old and you can’t fit this or that. It’s important to have other skills, be able to do other things, and to really learn how this business works and what it thrives on.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  26. “I complain about my life. I used to complain about boys or not being able to drive or failing a test. Now I complain about boys, not being able to drive, and leaving home so much.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  27. “Representation is very important to everyone, but especially to girls like me, and people like me, whether it be because of my body, because of my race, because of my skin color, because of my awkwardness or where I come from.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  28. “I could have easily never worked again after ‘Precious.’ I could be back at my receptionist job and no one would be surprised, but I’m having a very crazy little career that no one thought would happen. Although that was never the plan.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe

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