"We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Whoopi Goldberg on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Whoopi Goldberg on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Whoopi Goldberg on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Whoopi Goldberg on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Whoopi Goldberg on Steve Jobs
"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."
"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."
"I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be."