"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Whoopi Goldberg on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Whoopi Goldberg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Whoopi Goldberg on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Whoopi Goldberg on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Whoopi Goldberg on Ernest Hemingway
"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."