"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Whoopi Goldberg on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Whoopi Goldberg on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Whoopi Goldberg on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Whoopi Goldberg on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Whoopi Goldberg on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"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."