65 Motivational Queen Latifah Quotes on Success in Life

Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen on November 28, 1989, featuring the hit single “Ladies First”. This motivational Queen Latifah Quotes will motivate you.

Best Queen Latifah Quotes

  1. You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. ~ Queen Latifah
  2. Putting on your crown is really like accepting the fact that you are a queen. You’re a great woman. Wherever you are in life, just keep on that path, and so for me, sometimes as women, we forget – we forget that about ourselves. So, putting on your crown is sort of reminding yourself that, hey, I’m a queen, and I can do what I want in this life and take it. ~ Queen Latifah Quotes
  3. No one ever got ahead by going through the motions. You have to constantly be improving yourself. Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be. ~ Queen Latifah
  4. Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think. ~ Queen Latifah

  5. I decided early on that I was going to put on my crown and rule my world by acting right and treating myself like a queen. ~ Queen Latifah
  6. It’s not always easy to do the right thing. But, doing the right thing makes you strong, it builds character, it forces you to make decisions based upon your beliefs and not what other people think. In life, and in business, you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. But, what makes you a leader is having the courage of your convictions. ~ Queen Latifah
  7. Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer. ~ Queen Latifah
  8. I don’t want to be a supermodel; I want to be a role model. ~ Queen Latifah
  9. You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. ~ Queen Latifah
  10. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off, and keep it moving. ~ Queen Latifah
  11. When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things. ~ Queen Latifah
  12. Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self. ~ Queen Latifah

  13. Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before. ~ Queen Latifah
  14. I didn’t know I had it in me. There’s more to all of us than we realize. Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think. We’re capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe. ~ Queen Latifah
  15. Let your inner queen’s voice come through loud and clear. Be strong, be authentic, be you, and you’ll do her proud. ~ Queen Latifah
  16. You just have to connect with people who believe in your vision and who will work with you and advance your cause. ~ Queen Latifah
  17. Always follow your own path. ~ Queen Latifah
  18. Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it. ~ Queen Latifah
  19. There are different flavors of sexiness. ~ Queen Latifah
  20. I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else. ~ Queen Latifah
  21. Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people. ~ Queen Latifah
  22. You can huff and puff. But blow me down? I doubt it kid, or you get your ass whipped. ~ Queen Latifah
  23. I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants. ~ Queen Latifah
  24. Most people don’t have so much talent that they can become a success all their own. We all need people to help us and lift us up. ~ Queen Latifah

  25. Racism is ignorant. And it’s stupid. And it’s old. And it’s played out. So beat it already with that, you know what I mean? ‘Let’s all get along’ – I’m so tired of that damn sentence, but it’s true. ~ Queen Latifah Quotes
  26. You almost have to step outside yourself and look at you as if you were someone else you really care about and really want to protect. Would you let someone take advantage of that person? Would you let someone use that person you really care about? Or would you speak up for them? If it was someone else you care about, you’d say something. I know you would. Okay, now put yourself back in that body. That person is you. Stand up and tell ’em, “Enough! ~ Queen Latifah Quotes
  27. Once you realize there is a Higher Power, you know you’re not alone, that you have a purpose on the planet. ~ Queen Latifah
  28. You have to allow your mind to create and then if you want to censor something and bring it down or point it in a different direction, then you can do it. ~ Queen Latifah
  29. Even if you don’t have anything, even if you’ve got a quarter in your pocket, to share with someone else who has nothing really helps. ~ Queen Latifah
  30. Sometimes I pray when I really feel like I need God to help me with something, and sometimes we just have conversations. We just kick it. ~ Queen Latifah
  31. I have always felt strongly about empowering women. I’m living proof that, with confidence and by believing in yourself, you can accomplish any goal. ~ Queen Latifah Quotes
  32. Living for today will bring about dying for today. You can’t just think, ‘I’m going to die anyway,’ because that’s what’s stopping us from moving forward. ~ Queen Latifah

  33. I’m proud of everything I do, but I think I’m the most happy about becoming a rapper. It was my entrance into everything. That helped me get into acting. ~ Queen Latifah
  34. My mother and I definitely got to a point where we had to have a real conversation and talk woman to woman, or daughter to mother, friend to friend – just off the record, clear the air and communicate. I didn’t want to drive my mama crazy, but at the same time, I had to do, I had to learn, I had to grow and she understood that. She knows me better than anyone else on the planet so I tried to think about that. ~ Queen Latifah
  35. Hip-hop definitely taught me a lot. Having to create your own identity and become known and respected in a male-dominated field – it requires some guts. There are times you have to be strong, and times when you have to stand alone for what you believe in. ~ Queen Latifah
  36. I’m not living large; I just want to live comfortably. I wanna have financial stability that is unshakable. ~ Queen Latifah
  37. I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields. ~ Queen Latifah
  38. instinct leads me to another flow ~ Queen Latifah

  39. I designed my whole image. That was all me. I just bought some regular clothes, threw a medallion around my neck, and that was it. The next thing I know, that’s the look. ~ Queen Latifah Quotes
  40. Beauty is not just a white girl. It’s so many different flavors and shades. ~ Queen Latifah
  41. New Jersey is a great place to live. And we have given some of the best talent to the world, from Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, to Jerry Lewis to Bon Jovi to Frank Sinatra. ~ Queen Latifah
  42. I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female. ~ Queen Latifah
  43. I really don’t know how to be anyone else, and whenever I try to be anyone else, I fail miserably. Or I disappoint myself. It doesn’t build my self-esteem, and it doesn’t help me grow me at all. ~ Queen Latifah
  44. I enjoy just being me. I don’t need to be Queen Latifah, the brand, 24 hours a day. ~ Queen Latifah
  45. I like Pirate’s Booty. Prunes and olives, too. I love hummus. I can eat that until I die. I tend to eat mostly organic food. ~ Queen Latifah
  46. I do feel like I have a direct connection with God for some reason; always have since I was a little kid – I would talk to God, talk to the sky. ~ Queen Latifah
  47. If there are kids who want to follow in my footsteps, I’d say that my shoes are too big for them to fill! But their shoe size is just perfect. ~ Queen Latifah

  48. I approach the film business the way I feel about self-esteem. It’s something that has to be maintained. That’s kind of how I feel about positive roles in Hollywood. They have to be maintained. You have to purposefully, intentionally try to make the right type of films. And the more people that do that, the more things will continue to improve. ~ Queen Latifah
  49. Running for office was definitely something I’ve thought about. When I was younger, I wanted to major in political science. And I’ve been engaged in current events since I was a kid. If I can make a difference and feel passionately and capable, then I would. Why not?
  50. The objectification of females is not a good thing! Not every rapper does this, but when the lyrics focus solely on the strip club, ‘poppin’ bottles’ and how many girls they can ‘tap,’ it distorts what kids are learning. I think if there was more of a female presence in hip hop we could break up the monotony. It’s all about balance. ~ Queen Latifah
  51. I’ve been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It’s very important to give back as a youth. It’s as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant. ~ Queen Latifah
  52. “I’m thinking wanting to succeed is something in my DNA; I’m not like ‘I’ve got to succeed,’ I just don’t think about that… I see a silver lining in everything and I see a lesson in everything.” ~ Queen Latifah
  53. “Life’s not about sitting at home in front of the TV waiting for your life to begin. Get out there and take some chances.” ~ Queen Latifah
  54. “I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta… A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that’s just not gonna happen.” ~ Queen Latifah
  55. “For me, it might sound cliche, but beauty for me really does start on the inside. It’s like a state of mind, a state of love if you will. Then, whatever you can do on the outside is all like a bonus.” ~ Queen Latifah
  56. “If we focus on our health, including our inner health, our self-esteem, and how we look at ourselves and our confidence level, we’ll tend to be healthier people anyway, we’ll tend to make better choices for our lives, for our bodies, we’ll always be trying to learn more, and get better as time goes on.” ~ Queen Latifah
  57. “Don’t you want to know what’s real and what’s not? I remember when I was a kid, you know, this whole Cold War thing. They had us scared of the Russians. So, it’s almost like, what’s real and what’s not?” ~ Queen Latifah
  58. “Business is fun. Controlling your own destiny is fun. Creating an idea and turning it into a movie; finding an artist and guiding their career and bringing them to some type of status – there’s joy in that.” ~ Queen Latifah
  59. “I know people who are twice as creative as I am, twice as smart, but they didn’t do anything because they feared going into a room and opening their mouths. My parents told me to truly accomplish things in my life, there would be times I would have to stand alone. It may be scary, but that’s what it requires.” ~ Queen Latifah
  60. You control your destiny instead of letting the day lead you where it may. You seize it, take it and lead it. ~ Queen Latifah

  61. “There is no profession more essential than that of an educator, and it’s time for all of us to embrace and celebrate their importance and contribution to America’s children.” ~ Queen Latifah
  62. “The reality is, I like imperfection. You take away from the world when you’re not yourself. Whatever is unique and special about you was designed by God. And when you try to be someone else, we don’t get you. Who knows what you would have contributed to the world had you just been yourself, if you had just celebrated who you are and just walked boldly?” ~ Queen Latifah
  63. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” ~ Queen Latifah
  64. “There are times you can’t really see or even feel how sweet life can be. Hopefully, its mountains will be higher than its valleys are deep. I know things that are broken can be fixed. Take the punch if you have to, hit the canvas, and then get up again. Life is worth it.” ~ Queen Latifah Quotes
  65. “There was always music in our home. My mom and my dad loved music. I remember when we were kids we would have these great parties at the house with congas and bongos and African drums, and it was amazing. It wasn’t until years later that I found out that they were actually Black Panther meetings.” ~ Queen Latifah

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