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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Birthday: 29 January 1954, Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA
Birth Name: Orpah Gail Winfrey
Height: 169 cm

Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman.While Winfrey has been cited as the ri ...Show More

Oprah Winfrey
Whatever your dreams, ideas or rejects, we plant a seed, nurture it - and then reap the fruits of ou Show more Whatever your dreams, ideas or rejects, we plant a seed, nurture it - and then reap the fruits of our labors. Hide
All my life I have always known I was born to greatness. All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.
The essential question is not, "How busy are you?' but 'What are you busy at?' 'Are you doing what f Show more The essential question is not, "How busy are you?' but 'What are you busy at?' 'Are you doing what fulfills you?' Hide
On personal power: I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearles Show more On personal power: I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. Hide
When the odds are against you and you have the depth of clarity to listen to your own instincts and Show more When the odds are against you and you have the depth of clarity to listen to your own instincts and follow what is true for you, you may not become a Jay-Z, but you will become the best thing that you can be. Hide
Every day brings tremendous possibility - a chance to live more fully, love more deeply and learn so Show more Every day brings tremendous possibility - a chance to live more fully, love more deeply and learn something new. Hide
My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
What matters is how you feel inside, because feeling beautiful on the inside is key to looking good. Show more What matters is how you feel inside, because feeling beautiful on the inside is key to looking good.quoted in Woman's World 9-20-05 Hide
Part of her 2009 commencement speech at Duke: Of all the wonderful things that have happened includi Show more Part of her 2009 commencement speech at Duke: Of all the wonderful things that have happened including getting a doctorate, an honorary doctorate from Duke, what really makes me feel successful is being able to use my life in service to someone else. And I will have to say, it is a wonderful thing to have a beautiful home or homes, a wonderful thing to have a beautiful home which just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara. And it is really fantastic to have your own jet and anybody who says it isn't is lying to you. The jet thing is really good. But you haven't completed the circle of success unless you can help somebody else move forward. Hide
[on performing in 'Lee Daniel's The Butler'] I'm a historian of my own history - of African American Show more [on performing in 'Lee Daniel's The Butler'] I'm a historian of my own history - of African American history. I believe that when you know who you are you have the ability to move forward, not only with your own strength but with the strength of your entire ancestry. I am the daughter of a maid, and my grandmother was a maid, and her mother was a maid, and her mother was a slave. I feel validated by the war that the butler and his entire generation fought in their own way. And the fact that there's another generation of freedom writers and freedom fighters, because of evolution and growth and change, decided they weren't going to do that anymore. Both wars were necessary for their time. Hide
Just want to say how deeply saddened I am, we all are, by the sudden passing of actress Natasha Rich Show more Just want to say how deeply saddened I am, we all are, by the sudden passing of actress Natasha Richardson yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Liam Neeson, their two sons, the rest of their family and friends. Yet another reminder of how fleeting life can be and how precious. We need to value every moment (On Natasha Richardson's tragic death). Hide
The future is full of possibility, whether you make one tiny change - or a whole invigorating, thril Show more The future is full of possibility, whether you make one tiny change - or a whole invigorating, thrilling, inspiring bunch of them. Hide
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, Show more Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never , ever have enough. Hide
The best advice touches the part of you that knows it's true. The best advice touches the part of you that knows it's true.
What kind of woman do I want to be? One who willingly gives and receives love. One who is compassion Show more What kind of woman do I want to be? One who willingly gives and receives love. One who is compassionate. Understanding. Positive. Forgiving. A woman who makes responsible choices. I want to live with a heart open to life. Hide
No matter where you are on your journey, that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is alway Show more No matter where you are on your journey, that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is always up. Hide
Reaching your true potential is more than an ideal. It's the ultimate goal. Reaching your true potential is more than an ideal. It's the ultimate goal.
I feel I have made a living being myself. I've made a career out of my own authenticity. I don't hav Show more I feel I have made a living being myself. I've made a career out of my own authenticity. I don't have one face I present to the white world or to the black world. I talk to my dogs the same way I'm speaking right now. Hide
On strategy: Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. On strategy: Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus Show more Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down. Hide
The expectation of my life was that I might be able to work for some good white folks. Now I got som Show more The expectation of my life was that I might be able to work for some good white folks. Now I got some good white folks working for me. Hide
Do the thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only peo Show more Do the thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. Hide
I'm a firm believer that anyone can have a breakthrough right in her own backyard. I'm a firm believer that anyone can have a breakthrough right in her own backyard.
My philosophy is that doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. My philosophy is that doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Having the best things is no substitute for having the best life. Having the best things is no substitute for having the best life.
[on Shondra Rhimes] Shondra is a storyteller for our times. Courageous in her approach to the work, Show more [on Shondra Rhimes] Shondra is a storyteller for our times. Courageous in her approach to the work, she's never played by other people's rules. She creates an assemblage of worldly foibles and aspirations. She understands that every dream is valuable and every identity deserves inspection through the looking-glass of television. She knows the power of reflection and wields that power with grace and generosity. Hide
When in doubt, be bold! When in doubt, be bold!
Some women have a weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books. Some women have a weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.
Oprah Winfrey's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (72)
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Judge Bumbleton
Judge Bumbleton

Annie Lee Cooper
Annie Lee Cooper

Mavis McCready
Mavis McCready

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Oprah Winfrey

Sethe
Sethe

Mrs. Which
Mrs. Which

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