Whoopi Goldberg quotes

  • 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.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Helping Others #Be Kind #Remember

  • The only argument you can make against having [Confederate] flag as spectacularly shown as it is around the south is the Nazis. I mean, it would be like having the swastika flag...
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mean #Flags #Would Be

  • Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Bullying #Fun #Machines

  • We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Motivational #Inspiring #Leadership

  • I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Girl #Moving #Believe

  • I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Inspirational #Believe #Possibility

  • If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of twenty million full-time volunteers.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Helping Others #Volunteer #Twenties

  • Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Eye #Justice #Normal

  • I don't have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Women #Irritation #People

  • It never occurs to me that there are things I can't do.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

  • When I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!' I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Stars #Years #House

  • Now, I've always known that there were bullies in the world. We've seen a lot of it in politics lately as well as in daily life. You see it where people who may be stronger, or bigger, or better with verbiage than other folks... show off. To me, that's what bullying is, showing off. It's saying, I'm better than you, I can take you down. Not just physically, but emotionally.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Bullying #People #Stronger

  • That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mother #Money #Care

  • Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Art #Art And Life

  • I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Art #Sex #Artist

  • Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Action #Hell #Endure

  • Normal is just a cycle on the washing machine.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Machines #Normal

  • I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Color #Imagination #Grass

  • An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Inspirational #Women #Play

  • When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Sea #Looks #Forget

  • If there wasn't something called acting, they would probably hospitalize people like me.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #People #Acting

  • Did you know children are dying because of AIDS. Missing the medicines that prevent transmission from mother to child. Missing the protection from parents teachers and role models that can teach them about the danger, and keep them safe from sexual exploitation. Children are missing your support. Unite for children. Unite against AIDS.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mother #Teacher #Children

  • You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Done #Vote #Shame

  • Taliban-esque: Any behavior that imposes the beliefs of one person on everyone else. Conversations with the Taliban-esque are impossible. They aren't even conversations. With them, it's my way or no way.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Soul #Way #Impossible

  • I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Sky #Want #Sagan

  • I fear waking up one morning and finding out my life was all for nothing. We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. When you're kind to someone in trouble, you hope they remember and are kind to someone else and so on. Soon it will be like a wildfire....
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Life #Morning #Believe

  • When I was 9 years old, Star Trek came on...
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Stars #Years

  • If you're not sure how you feel about same-sex marriage, go and meet some of the families and see what they're looking for. Once you take it out of the caricature of what gay people are and what gay marriage is, and put it in the reality of family and what these folks are fighting for, it's really amazing.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Sex #Gay #Fighting

  • You have to believe in yourself in spite of what other people believe.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Self Esteem #Believe #People

  • Sometimes experience trumps assumption.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Assumption #Sometimes #Trump

  • We're dealing with old issues that aren't ours. We carry them and we pass them on to those who come after us. I am hoping to crack some of those.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Issues #Cracks

  • [On lightweight movies:] Fun movies. They were never meant to cure cancer, only to take away the mind.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Fun #Cancer #Mind

  • [On her monologue as the thief 'Fontaine':] People always got things. People always want things. So I provide a service.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #People #Want #Thieves

  • [On writing to Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple:] I told her I would play a Venetian blind, dirt on the floor, anything.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Writing #Color #Play

  • I have witnessed things the ancients would have called miracles, but they are not miracles. They are the products of someone's dream, and they happen as the result of hard work.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Dream #Hard Work #Miracle

  • You couldn't always trust the history books. They told a diluted truth, a truth by committee.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Book #History #Committees

  • I'm as American as Chevrolet.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Chevrolet

  • The art of acting is to be other than what you are.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Art #Acting

  • If you can handle the fact that people are going to be mad at you when you do what you think is right, you'll be alright.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Thinking #People #Mad

  • I'm a big old egotistical baby and that's okay. I can accept it.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Baby #Egotistical #Accepting

  • What I am is a humanist before anything - before I'm a Jew, before I'm black, before I'm a woman. And my beliefs are for the human race - they don't exclude anyone.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Race #Black #Belief

  • In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Dark #Survival #Dark Times

  • We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Born #Attributes

  • When I was a kid they didn't call it dyslexia. They called it you know, you were slow, or you were retarded, or whatever. What you can never change is the effect that the words 'dumb' and 'stupid' have on young people. I knew I wasn't stupid, and I knew I wasn't dumb. My mother told me that. If you read to me, I could tell you everything that you read. They didn't know what it was. They knew I wasn't lazy, but what was it?
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mother #Stupid #Kids

  • I'd like somebody to get rid of the death tax. That's what I want. I don't want to get taxed just because I died. I just don't think it's right. If I give something to my kid, I already paid the tax. Why should I have to pay it again because I died?
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Kids #Thinking #Giving

  • I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Dream #Country #Want

  • Her least favorite thing: VOLUNTARY IGNORANCE
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Ignorance #Favorites Things

  • There are roles I am never considered for. Meryl Streep roles, let's say. Why not? I really wanted to do 'Ironweed,' for example, because the depression era in this country was one of the best for multiracial people, because everybody was poor. Everybody lived in the tents, and under buildings, and under gratings, together.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Country #People #Together

  • 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.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Color #Purple #Acting

  • All I really want to do is just keep acting, and some of it will stink, and some of it will be really good, and maybe when I'm 85 and presenting an Oscar like Bette Davis did, I can look back and say, 'It was okay, I did all right.'
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Acting #Looks #Want

  • 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.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Ensemble #Comedy #Talent

  • My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic. I don't believe in man-made religions.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Buddhist #Believe #Men

  • If I was doing a talk show, I would do the kind of show that comes on just once a month, with amazing guests.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Months #Guests #Kind

  • I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Grew Up #Grew

  • Actors have no color. That's the art form.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Art #Color #Actors

  • Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Luck #Sticks #Talent

  • I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because... you know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Successful #Thinking #Years

  • Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Ideas #America #Black

  • I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are she's going to end up looking like me.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Berries #Looks #Chance

  • It you want to be somebody, If you want to go some where, you've got to wake up and pay attention
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Wake Up #Want #Pay

  • 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.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Strength #Giving #Want

  • I'm fighting the label of 'Black' actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Eye #Fighting #People

  • For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Self Esteem #Artist #Issues

  • I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Funny Life #Car #Unhappy

  • Children are a quality of life ... when our children are happy, then we are better as human beings.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Children #Quality #Humans

  • Most women do not have [abortions] with some sort of party going on. It is the hardest decision that a woman ever has to make . . . One of the reasons we've had to make this decision is because so many women were found bleeding, dead, with hangers in their bodies because they were doing it themselves. The idea of this was to make it safe and clean - that was the reason the law came into effect.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Party #Law #Ideas

  • Really, darling, it's a no-brainer. You know, I understand not everybody is for gay marriage. But if you're not for gay marriage, don't marry a gay person. That's what I say
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Gay #Gay Marriage #Darling

  • It bums me out tremendously what the church has become, and if it's got me bummed, imagine what Jesus Christ must be feeling.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Jesus #Feelings #Church

  • 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.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Thinking #Luck #Acting

  • I believe that parts of people like John Garfield and Moms Mabley, the parts of them that I needed to be able to do what I'm doing, came into me. There's a very nice feeling that there are many, many spirits inside of me looking after me . . .
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mom #Nice #Believe

  • You know what? I think the American people are a little pissed, and I think they're pissed at both parties - I think they're really pissed at both parties - and it will be reflected during election time...
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Money #Party #Reality

  • If you don't look out for others, who will look out for you?
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Looks

  • If you read to me I could tell you everything that was read. They didn't know what it was. They knew I wasn't lazy, but what was it?
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Lazy

  • I've learned to take time for myself and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect, because I like me.. I think I'm kind of cool.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Acceptance #Thinking #Kind

  • No matter what you say to yourself, you do want to win. You try to look casual, like you're not thinking, 'oh, please pick me.'
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Thinking #Winning #Trying

  • I don't really view communism as a bad thing.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Views #Communism

  • Just call me black, if you want to call me anything.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Black #Want #Call Me

  • If you're willing to stand for what you believe in ... you won't need advice from me, because you will be able to handle whatever comes.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Inspiring #Graduation #Believe

  • Who amongst us doesn't want to be a hero?
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Hero #Want

  • I dig being a mother...
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mother #Motherhood #Being A Mother

  • My mother's great. She has the major looks. She could stop you from doing anything, through a closed door even, with a single look. Without saying a word, she has that power to rip out your tonsils.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Mom #Mother #Rip