One of Oprah Winfrey’s most inspirational sayings shows what she thinks about attitudes:
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
Many of the quotes from Oprah Winfrey can help you learn a bit about her life.
Inspiration from Oprah Winfrey
The following quotes from Oprah Winfrey show what she feels about a variety of topics:
Biography of Oprah Winfrey
Here is one more of Oprah Winfrey’s inspirational sayings that shows what she thinks about being an African American:
"I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me.”
So what does define her? Read about Oprah's life to find out more:
- Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954 to a poor, unwed, young mother.
- Her grandmother raised her and taught her to read at the age of three.
- She went to live in Milwaukee where it was even rougher for her and she ran away at the age of 13.
- She was sent to a detention home; but, she was released when there was not enough room, so she found the man she believed to be her biological father in Nashville and had a home again at the age of 14.
- In her father's home she had discipline, a good home structure and high values placed on education.
- She graduated from high school and from Tennessee State University.
- She got a job reading the news part-time for WVOL.
- When she was 19, she was the first black female news anchor in Nashville. She had a talk show, “People Are Talking” in Baltimore and then moved to Chicago in 1984 to host “A.M. Chicago” at Channel 7.
- Soon the name was changed to “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Not to be limited by only being a talk show host, she played the role of Sophia in the film The Color Purple which earned her several nominations.
- Oprah formed Harpo Productions in 1986, later started the Oprah Book Club, and launched O, the Oprah Magazine.
- She is a philanthropist and fighter for civil rights. She won the Freedom Award in 2005 from the National Civil Rights Museum.
- In 2010, she received the Kennedy Center Honors for being one of the individuals who “have spent their lives enriching, inspiring and elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world" - Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.
So, now you know what some inspirational sayings from Oprah Winfrey are, as well as more about Oprah's life.