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Oprah Winfrey Quotes


Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is an American institution all of her own making, indeed the word "own" has an extra meaning here because she was the first African American lady to own her own cable network which is actually called "OWN" standing for Oprah Winfrey Network. She was also the first woman in history to own and produce her talk show which also belonged to her. There is an American saying called "The Oprah Effect" which has been proven over and over again, that if you appear on her show you rise in prominence. The same goes for books or products that she exposes to the public through her show. There is even evidence to suggest that her support of Barack Obama was a major influence in him becoming president. Howard Davidowitz was quoted as describing her in these complimentary terms; "Oprah is different. Oprah has an army out there that really listens. She's one of the great marketing machines in history". The plaudits from dignitaries and the great and the good are seemingly endless and no one achieves this much acclaim over such a long and sustained period without being immensely talented. Make no mistake, because she is an extremely talented and more pertinently a very perceptive individual. Her persona is caring, but it runs much deeper than that, because her focus is not money oriented as her shows are people centric, she has a genuine desire to help people and this is what has driven her to such giddy heights of success and more importantly sustained her. Her ideas may not have been a money plan but the universe works in ways that few understand and she has received inadvertently because of how much she has given and shared. When Oprah Winfrey talks millions listen, such is the weight of meaning on her words. She's also good for a one liner so here is my compilation of 15 of the best Oprah Winfrey quotes
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Oprah Gail Winfrey
  • Born: 29th January 1954, Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Tennessee State University
  • Occupation: Talk show host, actress and producer
  • Firsts: She was the first African American lady to attain the rank of billionairess
  • Facts unusual: She owns her own production company called Harpo Production, Harpo is a palindrome as it is the name Oprah spelt backwards
  • Ratings: It is estimated her talk show was the most popular in the world by ratings with approximately 6.5 million daily viewers
  • Inspired by: Diana Ross, Maya Angelou and Joan Rivers
  • Nickname: O and Lady O
  • Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
  • Trivia: The Oprah Effect has become a saying that is now part of American culture such is her influence to sway peoples thinking through her TV shows
  • Famous quote about Oprah Winfrey: CNN political correspondent Dana Bash said of Oprah; "She actually is somebody who has the ability to move mountains and change minds"

"Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose"

Oprah Winfrey

"With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice"

Oprah Winfrey

"Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe"

Oprah Winfrey

"Only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward"

Oprah Winfrey

"Let excellence be your brand... When you are excellent, you become unforgettable"

Oprah Winfrey

"Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you're doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you"

Oprah Winfrey

"A person can change his future by merely changing his attitude"

Oprah Winfrey

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher"

Oprah Winfrey

"Turn your wounds into wisdom"

Oprah Winfrey

"You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script"

Oprah Winfrey

"What we dwell on is who we become"

Oprah Winfrey

"One percent doubt is zero percent faith"

Oprah Winfrey

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for"

Oprah Winfrey

"Thank you for that experience"

Oprah Winfrey

"You become what you believe"

Oprah Winfrey





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