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A collection of quotes and sayings by Whoopi Goldberg on dream, believe, success, failure, humor, wit, mother, nature, hope, funny, kind, work, artists and women.

56 Great Quotes By Whoopi Goldberg That You Would Love To Remember

Quick Facts

Born On: November 13, 1955

Born In: Manhattan

Caryn Elaine Goldberg, popularly known as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American comedian, actor, television show host and author, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished entertainers in Hollywood history. She has won a number of awards in her career for both her work on television as well as on the big screen. She also has the distinction of being the second black woman to have won the ‘Oscar’. Goldberg first tasted mainstream success with the film ‘The Color Purple’ in 1985, directed by Steven Spielberg and she never looked back since. However, she also became one of the most prominent comedians and television show hosts during her illustrious career, which goes to show her versatility as a media personality. Goldberg has been an outspoken personality, who has spoken about a range of subjects starting from politics, show business and racial integration to current affairs, which is why it is not a surprise that there are so many quotable quotes that have been delivered by her over the years. On the other hand, her ready wit and sense of humour has also provided immortal one-liners that would forever be remembered. Here is a collection of some of her most famous quotes and thoughts by Whoopi Goldberg.

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

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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.

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

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The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American.

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Actors have no color. That's the art form.

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I'm as American as Chevrolet.

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I don't have to be bam, bam, bam, funny when I'm working. I can tell stories, and there's some funny in them.

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I have the strangest time to get cast in anything. 'Ghost' was the same thing. Six months I had to wait for them to decide they had seen everybody possible. Why not? What limits me? I'm black? Oh, am I black?

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All I really want to do is just keep acting, and some of it will stink, and some of it will be really good, and maybe when I'm 85 and presenting an Oscar like Bette Davis did, I can look back and say, 'It was okay, I did all right.'

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Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.

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

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I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.

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Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.

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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.

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We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.

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You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.

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Normal is just a cycle on the washing machine.

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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.

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It bums me out tremendously what the church has become, and if it's got me bummed, imagine what Jesus Christ must be feeling.

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When I was doing ensemble theater and comedy work, I felt I had some talents. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found that I could be funny on my own, I was shocked.

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Everything for me is visual. That's just how my head works.

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Normal is in the eye of the beholder.

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When I started, I knew I didn't fit any visual that anyone was going to lie down and take their clothes off about. Work doesn't come to me; I go out and look for it.

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

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And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. 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.

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Born ham, that's basically me.

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

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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.

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Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented.

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You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck.

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

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I don't have pet peeves; I have whole kennels of irritation.

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I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are she's going to end up looking like me.

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Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African.

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I'm a big old egotistical baby and that's okay. I can accept it.

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My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic. I don't believe in man-made religions.

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I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because... you know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.

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If I was doing a talk show, I would do the kind of show that comes on just once a month, with amazing guests.

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

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Her least favorite thing: VOLUNTARY IGNORANCE

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

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

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There are roles I am never considered for. Meryl Streep roles, let's say. Why not? I really wanted to do 'Ironweed,' for example, because the depression era in this country was one of the best for multiracial people, because everybody was poor. Everybody lived in the tents, and under buildings, and under gratings, together.

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I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.

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I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.

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I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.

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When I listen to these women, it makes what I thought were my hard knocks feel like little nudges.

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

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I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.

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I'm fighting the label of 'Black' actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.

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Just call me black, if you want to call me anything.

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We are all here for a reason.I believe the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people thru the darkness.

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We forgive sometimes, and sometimes we don't. One thing that's consistent is, at least in the early going, we love to punish and we need to find a villian.

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Don't you believe that the punishment should fit the crime? Isn't that what justice is? Letely, though, I wonder if we've gotten more into vengenance than justice.

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I should not ever live with anyone, because I just don't have the patience for it. I'm very cranky around other people.

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TALIBAN-ESQUE Any behavior that imposes the beliefs of one person on everyone else. Conversations with the Taliban-esque are impossible. They aren't even conversations. WIth them, it's my way or no way.

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