"I've been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it's pretty equal. I don't know why that is. It's been the same thing for a while. It's hard for female comedians to stand out. That's weird. That's a shame."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Ellen DeGeneres on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Ellen DeGeneres on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Ellen DeGeneres on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Ellen DeGeneres on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Ellen DeGeneres on John Lennon
"My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom's not, and I'm not. But I believe in God, and that there's a higher power and an intelligence that's bigger than us and that we can rely on. It's not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support."
"Designing is my hobby. If I didn't do what I do for a living - at some point when I don't do this for a living - I'll probably just do design work. I love finding really special pieces of furniture."
"Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values."
"Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule."
"When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. And I mistakenly thought that if I was famous then everyone would love me."