"It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Whoopi Goldberg on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Whoopi Goldberg on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Whoopi Goldberg on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Whoopi Goldberg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Whoopi Goldberg on Booker T. Washington
"Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good."
"We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure."
"You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck."
"When I was doing ensemble theater and comedy work, I felt I had some talents. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found that I could be funny on my own, I was shocked."
"When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire."