Seen & Heard, Part 2

Celebrities are never ones to be bashful, especially when it comes to voicing their opinions. Especially when they have popular social media platforms such as Twitter. In the article Seen & Heard, Part 1, we looked at quotes that have been imparted by stars and other public figures, directly to us. For your reading pleasure, here’s part two.

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“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.” ― Morgan Freeman;

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ― Mahatma Gandhi;

“I have to believe there’s some other life force out there. I don’t know in what form. But we can’t have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.” ― John Travolta;

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?” ― Benjamin Franklin;

“I’m a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation.” ― Johnnie Cochran;

“I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.” ― Hulk Hogan;

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” ― Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga: The Fame;

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But, if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe;

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”― Jane Fonda;

“I think that once you open the door and allow people in on a certain aspect, it’s very hard to then control how far that ripple effect is. So, I think that the person who is known or famous has the ability to decide what they do or don’t want to share.” ― Rosie O’Donnell;

“You are going to have bad days and have good days.” ― Lou Ferrigno;

“I can tell you that I’d rather be kissed by my dogs than by some people I’ve known.” ― Bob Barker;

“I’m prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!” ― Jennifer Hudson;

“I don’t want to jump through hoops for people.” ― Nikki Sixx;

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” ― Eminem;

“The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.” ― Hugh Hefner;

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” ― Bill Cosby;

“My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.” ― Bret Michaels;

“Inspiration is the key to everything.” ― Olivia Wilde;

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” ― Bruce Lee;

“The first step is you have to say that you can.” ― Will Smith;

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” ― Bob Dylan;

“Failure? Scared to death of it.” ― Ryan Seacrest;

“A lot of people can’t remember things because they weren’t actually there to begin with – they don’t take it all in.” ― Jack Nicholson;

“I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.” ― Adele;

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” ― John Wayne;

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ― Steve Jobs;

“I’m happy, I’m in a good place, I’m looking forward to my future.” ― Katy Perry;

“No matter how difficult life becomes, there is always hope.” ― Dr. Drew Pinsky;

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” ― Bill Gates;

“No matter where you’re from or what you’ve done, you’re never stuck in a particular circumstance, relationship, or cycle unless you say you are.” ― Russell Simmons, Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All;

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ― Vincent Van Gogh;

“Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.” ― Barbara Walters;

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” ― RuPaul;

“I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.” ― Amy Winehouse;

“If it doesn’t make sense, it’s usually not true.” ― Judge Judy Sheindlin;

“There’s no time like the present to fix your past.” ― Tashera Simmons;

“Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day.”  ― Justin Bieber;

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” ― Bob Marley;

“I know how to make decisions and stand up to the criticism every day.” ― Mayor Michael Bloomberg;

“Anytime I look at a president, I don’t care what color he is.” ― Cornel West;

“Friendship takes time and energy if it’s going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn’t last if you don’t give it proper appreciation. Friendship can be so comfortable, but nurture it-don’t take it for granted.” — Betty White, If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t);

“Your gut is always right.” ― Sharon Osbourne;

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’ t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ― Lucille Ball;

“You gave me strength gave me hope for a lifetime.” ― Nicki Minaj;

“You can only offend me if you mean something to me.” ― Chris Rock;

“I respect knowledge of the psyche. I would be a therapist if I weren’t an entertainer.” ― Jessica Simpson;

“Do not ever give up trying – because eventually you will win.” ― Judge Greg Mathis;

“Don’t you find that the more you know, the more you don’t know and can’t ever learn because there’s too much stuff out there?” ― Larry Hagman;

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” ― Denzel Washington;

“Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.” ― Queen Latifah;

“Music is…A higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven;

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ― Muhammad Ali;

“Make it work!” ― Tim Gunn;

“Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality.” ― James Cameron;

“I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.” ― Whitney Houston;

“Take responsiblilty for yourself because no one’s going to take responsibility for you.” ― Tyra Banks;

“There’s politics in all aspects of our daily lives.” ― Michael Moore;

“Is that your final answer.” ― Regis Philbin;

“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.” ― Morgan Freeman

“Not everybody is perfect, and I don’t think we should be looking for perfect people.” ― Simon Cowell;

“Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too.” ― Chris Brown;

“You’ve got to give something back. You can’t just sit there.” ― Prince Harry;

“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” ― Conan O’Brien;

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” ― Sun Tzu;

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna;

“To do what you love can sometimes be stressful.” ― Toni Braxton;

“Success is to be happy in life.” ― Heidi Klum;

“Live your life outside the box, because when you die you’re going into one.” ― Tyler Perry;

“The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.” ― Chef Gordon Ramsay;

“If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.” ― Steven Tyler;

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

“Men are only as loyal as their options.” ― Bill Maher;

“My new motto is: When you’re through changing, you’re through.” ― Martha Stewart;

“I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect.” ― Tiger Woods;

“Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself. Be yourself. I kept thinking, there’s got to be more to it than that!” ― Tony Danza;

“My life is what it is, and I can’t change it. I can change the future, but I can’t do anything about the past.” ― Alex Trebek;

“I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.” ― Carlos Santana;

“We’ll have to wait the old-fashioned way.” ― Wolf Blitzer;

“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” ― Dick Clark;

“I’m not homophobic, I’m not a bigot, I’m not pandering to hatred.” ― Sonny Bono;

“The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled.” ― Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness;

“You may be leading, then you might be at the back of the pack trying to work your way up. It’s just a constant reminder not to give up, and to know that God, in my mind, is really in control.” ― Jeff Gordon;

 “When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” ― Taylor Swift;

“Right now, I don’t want anything clouding my focus. Right now, I’m living in the present.” ― Fergie;

“I’m not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want.” ― Samuel L. Jackson;

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West;

“I’m a real person, and I’m angry. I’m trying to use this celebrity thing to get people some help. AIDS, poverty, racism – I want to be one of the hands that helps stop all that. I’ll put it on my shoulders. I’ll charge it to my account.” ― Jamie Foxx;

“Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.” ― Quentin Tarantino.

Wisdom Comes with Age…Hopefully

What more can we say? These quotes, sayings and quips are both thought-provoking and intriguing.

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