Ellen Degeneres Quotes & Wallpapers

Ellen Degeneres
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Meditation is helping me learn to sit still. Twenty minutes of meditation in the morning is a nice way to start my day. If you can actually sit still and really get to that place of silence, you realize what's important and what's not important. Little things don't usually get to me anymore. Ellen Degeneres

I hope I make people feel better. I hope I take people out of their situations a little bit and make them happier. That's really why I do what I do. Ellen Degeneres

It is a fundamental right for people to be allowed to love who they want to love and marry who they want to marry and stop holding on to some form of discrimination that it's just isn't fair. Ellen Degeneres

I get to do stand-up every single day. I love that live energy exchange between the audience and myself, and to get to say the things I want to say and comment on. Ellen Degeneres

If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn't done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit's eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson's eyes and ask him if it hurts. Ellen Degeneres

Romance often begins by a splashing waterfall and ends over a leaky sink. Ellen Degeneres

Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday. Ellen Degeneres

I appreciate your giving my book - and in no small way, me - a chance. To thank you, I really wanted to acknowledge all of you in the book. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough room for each name. So I've put in a code name that stands for all of you reading this book. The name is 'Mom.' It will be our little secret. So when you see 'Mom' in the acknowledgments, you'll know I'm really talking about you. And don't let my mother try to tell you otherwise. Ellen Degeneres

If we lose our phones, we lose our phone books. You don't memorize numbers anymore. Ellen Degeneres

I put a basketball in front of George Clooney's door and sprayed it with supermodel perfume to lure him out. Ellen Degeneres

I like to try new things because I get bored so easily. Ellen Degeneres

For me, it's that I contributed,... That I'm on this planet doing some good and making people happy. That's to me the most important thing, that my hour of television is positive and upbeat and an antidote for all the negative stuff going on in life. Ellen Degeneres

My dog of 17 years just died. Oh you're kidding?... Noooo... as funny as that is, I'm not Ellen Degeneres

You know me. Any excuse to put on a dress. Ellen Degeneres

I think I let go of the need for approval, ... It certainly feels good when you get it, but I used to be more desperate for it. Once I felt better inside about myself ... I could do everything based on how I want to do things. Ellen Degeneres

You know, radio DJ's must really love to talk to theirselves. Especially when they have the graveyard shift. 'Hey this is Ellen with 89.1. It is currently three in the morning. There are few cars on the road. And it your still listening heres a little music to get you to dance.. Ellen Degeneres

I don't pay attention to the number of birthdays. It's weird when I say I'm 53. It just is crazy that I'm 53. I think I'm very immature. I feel like a kid. That's why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can't do certain things anymore - like doing the plank for 10 minutes. Ellen Degeneres

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen Degeneres

I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I'm looking out of my third eye and everything that I'm supposed to be doing. It's amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. "Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama's got the magic of Clorox 2." Ellen Degeneres

Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong-normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas. Ellen Degeneres

I believe one day a 'ban on gay marriage' will sound totally ridiculous. In the meantime, I will continue to speak out for equality for all of us. Ellen Degeneres

There's always time to do things that you're passionate about. ... If my name helps get something out there that I believe in then I am going to produce it. ... Design is really my true love. Ellen Degeneres

One rough patch is not the big picture. Ellen Degeneres

[Airline food] is the tiniest food I've ever seen in my entire life. Any kind of meat that you get - chicken, steak, anything - has grill marks on each side, like somehow we'll actually believe there's an open-flame grill in the front of the plane. Ellen Degeneres

If you're in a position where you can help other people, there is nothing better in life than helping other people. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Ellen Degeneres

If we don't want to define ourselves by things as superficial as our appearances, we're stuck with the revolting alternative of being judged by our actions. Ellen Degeneres

When your heart is broken, when your heart has cracks in it, it lets the light in. Ellen Degeneres

There is something about TM. It is the only time I have that stillness... It gives me this peaceful feeling-I just love it so much. Ellen Degeneres

I'm sure men have their own ways of trying to demean one another, but women can be very gossipy and judgmental, and that doesn't help. Ellen Degeneres

I didn't go to college at all, any college, and I'm not saying you wasted your time or money, but look at me, I'm a huge celebrity. Ellen Degeneres

Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes. Ellen Degeneres

I don't consider myself an interviewer as much as an entertainer. Ellen Degeneres

That's what life is all about. There's a lot of crying. So you'd better cry now and get used to it. Ellen Degeneres

It must be around forty, when you're "over the hill." I don't even know what that means and why it's a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I'm past the hard part and there's a snack in my future. That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Ellen Degeneres

Do you live each day as if it's your first or your last? Either way you should probably have a diaper on. Ellen Degeneres

Procrastination is not the problem. It is the solution. Procrastinate now, do' put it off. Ellen Degeneres

You have to have funny faces and words, you can't just have words. It is a powerful thing, and I think that's why it's hard for people to imagine that women can do that, be that powerful. Ellen Degeneres

I do it because I love animals and I saw the reality. And I just couldn't ignore it anymore. I'm healthier for it, I'm happier for it. I can't imagine that if you're putting something in your body that is filled with fear or anxiety or pain, that that isn't somehow going to be inside of you. Ellen Degeneres

Honestly, we'd probably be great parents. But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals. Ellen Degeneres

It's our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Ellen Degeneres

What's New Orleans without music? And what's music without dancing? Ellen Degeneres

Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost. Ellen Degeneres

Beauty is not between a size 0 and a size 8. It's not a number at all. Ellen Degeneres

It's nice when people love you....for you. Ellen Degeneres

Some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most. Ellen Degeneres

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-three today and we don't know where the hell she is. Ellen Degeneres

Now we have hands-free phones, so you can focus on the thing you're really supposed to be doing... chances are, if you need both of your hands to do something, your brain should be in on it too. Ellen Degeneres

I get home at the end of the day and I don't want to talk. All I want to do is lay on the floor and pet my dogs and my cats. Ellen Degeneres

We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy. Ellen Degeneres

I was raised in an atmosphere of 'everything's fine.' But as I got older, I was like, 'Well no, everything's not fine. There is stuff that's sad.' I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes. Ellen Degeneres

My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom's not, and I'm not. But I believe in God, and that there's a higher power and an intelligence that's bigger than us and that we can rely on. It's not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support. Ellen Degeneres

One time I actually cleaned out my closet so good I ended up on the cover of Time magazine. Ellen Degeneres

I have an amazing team; I have amazing producers; I have amazing writers, but at the end of it, it's me making the decisions on the writing, the tone, the editing. Ellen Degeneres

Just go up to somebody on the street and say 'You're it!' and then run away. Ellen Degeneres

I'm a lesbian, an Aquarian, and a vegetarian. Ellen Degeneres

I hate having to do small talk. I'd rather talk about deep subjects. I'd rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter. Ellen Degeneres

The stand up, everything was accidental. I never grew up and was the class clown and had to get the attention. It was - it really is, I have a career despite myself. Ellen Degeneres

I've moved about 10 times over the past 15 years. I don't move for the sole purpose of getting rid of stuff. I'm not crazy. I also move so that I never have to wash any windows. Ellen Degeneres

Yeah I'm thirty-six, but on the show I'm thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow. Ellen Degeneres

I am a really sensitive person. Ellen Degeneres

I think the hard thing about this job [stand-up] I mean, I think this part is great but that the traveling is y'know, 'cause 'cause I'm gone a lot from home and this time I'm out for three-and-a-half weeks without going home, and that's hard, to be gone three-and-a-half weeks 'cause then I have to ask my friends, "Would you mind going to the house and watering the plants, and turn some lights on and make it look like somebody's home, and make sure that the mobile over the crib isn't tangled or the baby's gonna get bored... Ellen Degeneres

But I do believe that's when you do your soul-searching. I think when you have these trials that life gives you, it is an opportunity to find out who you are. Not just who you are when everything's great, but who are you when every thing is taken away from you and you have nothing. Ellen Degeneres

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble. Ellen Degeneres

The way I see it... If you need both of your hands for whatever it is you're doing, then your brain should probably be in on it too. Ellen Degeneres

I love furniture. And I thought, why are we not seeing who's making the cool new coffee table and these new designs that come out? Ellen Degeneres

I had done a sitcom and a movie and hosted the Emmys, and all of a sudden, I lost everything. As someone put it at the time, I was suddenly like a Ferrari in neutral. Ellen Degeneres

There are people out there hiding all kinds of things. People who have all this success and all this fame and all this money, and yet there are secrets that they think if we found out about, it would be over for them. And it's a horrible way to live whether you're famous or not. Ellen Degeneres

Start thinking positively. You will notice a difference. Instead of 'I think I'm a loser,' try 'I definitely am a loser.' Stop being wishy-washy about things! How much more of a loser can you be if you don't even know you are one? Either you are a loser or you are not. Which is it, stupid? Ellen Degeneres

I don't know what people are scared of...maybe they think their children will be influenced by gay marriage, but I've got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked - heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It's time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want. Ellen Degeneres

True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass. Ellen Degeneres

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