Diva Quotes

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
 Maya Angelou
 
 
 “Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.”
 Maya Angelou
 
 
 “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
 Maya Angelou
 
 
 “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”
 Maya Angelou
 
 
 ”I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”

 Maya Angelou
 
 
 “No matter what happens, I’m loud, noisy, earthy and ready for much more living.”
 Elizabeth Taylor
 
 
 “I want my tombstone to say ‘She Lived.’ “
 Elizabeth Taylor
 
 
 “It’s not the having, it’s the getting.”
 Elizabeth Taylor
 
 
 “Big girls need big diamonds.”
 Elizabeth Taylor
 
 
 “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
 Katharine Hepburn
 
 
 “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
 Lucille Ball
 
 
 “Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.”
 Ava Gardner 
 
 
 “When I lose my temper, honey, you can’t find it anywhere.”
 Ava Gardner
 
 
 “A hard man is good to find.”
 Mae West 
 
 
 “I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.”
 Mae West 
 
 
 “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.” 
 Mae West 
 
 
 “I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”
 Mae West 
 
 
 “I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.”
 Mae West
 
 
 “It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.”
 Mae West 
 
 
 “Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
 Mae West 
 
 
 “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
 Mae West 
 
 
 “People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?”
 Imelda Marcos