"The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Oprah Winfrey on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Oprah Winfrey on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Oprah Winfrey on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Oprah Winfrey on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Oprah Winfrey on Bruce Lee
"I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good."
"Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi."
"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude."
"As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around."
"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."