Ellen Degeneres Quotes & Wallpapers

Ellen Degeneres
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When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. It's hard to understand failure when you're going through it, but in the grand scheme of things it's good to fall down-not because you're drunk and not near stairs. Ellen Degeneres

There are "well-known secrets" out there and there are people who are "so happy they could die." Sometimes people are so sad they have to laugh and sometimes things feel so wrong, they're right. Basically what I'm saying is, I usually don't know what people are talking about. Ellen Degeneres

The world is filled with negativity. I want people to watch me and think, "I feel good, and I'm going to make somebody else feel good today. Ellen Degeneres

The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give in to peer pressure to try to be something that you're not. Ellen Degeneres

We went to lunch and were talking about procrastination and the waitress overheard us and she said, 'I have a problem with procrastination, too.' I said 'Really?... Get my sandwich.' Ellen Degeneres

I look at anything in nature and how things work-the stars, the pyramids-and I can't imagine that there's not some kind of design to it all. There's got to be something big that we don't understand. I do believe in Jesus. I believe in being good to one another. Life is about spending our time here contributing and not taking away. That's my faith. Ellen Degeneres

I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn't disconnect myself from it any longer. I read books like 'Diet for a New America' and saw documentaries like 'Earthlings' and 'Meet your Meat,' and it became an easy choice for me. Ellen Degeneres

I know that experts say you're more likely to get hurt crossing the street than you are flying, but that doesn't make me any less frightened of flying. If anything, it makes me more afraid of crossing the street. Ellen Degeneres

I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen Degeneres

So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer. Ellen Degeneres

I still get scared at night. Every tiny creak, every little noise, I open my eyes real wide and listen with them. Have you noticed that? When it's dark and you can't see a thing, you open your eyes really wide and glance back and force, like your eyes become your ears? Ellen Degeneres

You just have to keep driving down the road. It's going to bend and curve and you'll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going. Ellen Degeneres

You know how you always expect someone to think the same as you and then your like, really shocked when they don't? Like when it's a cold day and you turn to the person next to you and say, 'Its so cold, aren't you cold?' and then they say 'no.' It's kinda like, 'what, are you a communist? Ellen Degeneres

Who needs sleep? I laugh in the face of sleep! Ellen Degeneres

My hair is always at its best in New York. I don't know what's in the water. It could be mousse. Ellen Degeneres

I've got a lot to say about television. There's a lot going on in television right now and I feel like a huge part of television. Ellen Degeneres

In the 80's we had high, high, waisted pants, that if they came up any higher they'd have to go up another size, if you know what I mean. Ellen Degeneres

I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It's been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words. Ellen Degeneres

All we have is here and now. That's why procrastination feels so right. Procrastination isn't the problem, it's the solution. Ellen Degeneres

It's just, you can get very complacent if you do the same thing all the time and especially [comedy], it gives me different things to react to and respond to, and it stimulates me,. Ellen Degeneres

And the bottom line is we are who we are-we look a certain way, we talk a certain way, we walk a certain way. I strut because I'm a supermodel, and sometimes I gallop for fun. When we learn to accept that, other people learn to accept us. So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer. Ellen Degeneres

Now airlines charge for everything... If the oxygen mask drops, you have to swipe your credit card to start the flow of the oxygen. Ellen Degeneres

It's so much better for me to do a talk show. You still have that energy of the audience, and the audience is just as important as that guest that's sitting next to me. It's not about me and that guest exchanging energy and talking. It's about everything that's going on in that room, and they're as much a part of the show as anything. I like this better than anything I've ever done. Ellen Degeneres

Procrastinate now, don't put it off. Ellen Degeneres

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen Degeneres

Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings. Ellen Degeneres

I like being busy and juggling a lot of things at the same time. I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. Ellen Degeneres

Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn't want to have a child. I knew I didn't want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I'm around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night. Ellen Degeneres

Baloney is just salami with an inferiority complex. Ellen Degeneres

I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion. Ellen Degeneres

Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log. Ellen Degeneres

I became vegan because I saw footage of what really goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms. Ellen Degeneres

Trying to get the talk show, looking back on it, we had to beg a lot of station managers to pick up the show because people thought no one would watch it because I'm openly gay. Ellen Degeneres

Usually, I wear tennis shoes because my feet are flat, and it hurts to wear anything other than shoes that are cushiony. Ellen Degeneres

I'm a fan of people getting together. Ellen Degeneres

I used to beat myself up about weight and working out, and no matter what I did I never felt good about myself. I decided to accept myself and know that I am good. Ellen Degeneres

I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don't care if it's called marriage. I don't care if it's called, you know, domestic partnership. I don't care what it's called. Ellen Degeneres

People love their animals so much so that they put little clothes on them and necklaces and booties and things like that. And if you love your animal, then you should feed them something that's not dangerous for them. There's a lot of poisonous stuff that they're putting in a lot of that food, those by-products. Ellen Degeneres

I just like observing people - it's something I've done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That's a big part of why I became a comedian. My audience is filled with every kind of person you can imagine, and I love that. Ellen Degeneres

Comedy can be, especially in a writer's room, really aggressive, kind of a very male-dominated room, and it would be hard for women. It's not a nurturing place. It's not like a lot of women are going to say, I can't wait to live that lifestyle and be in a writer's room until 2 or 3 a.m. Ellen Degeneres

There would be nothing to get me to run for president. I don't even understand how anyone would want that job at all. Although I would be able to play golf which I don't seem to have time now. Ellen Degeneres

I'm sure there's somebody out there who doesn't like Betty White because she's short and has white hair. Ellen Degeneres

My name is Ellen and I'm a vegetarian. Just to add another label to me: I am a lesbian, aquarian and vegetarian. I've said it... Ellen Degeneres

You can always tell when the relationship is over. Little things start getting on your nerves, 'Would you please stop that! That breathing in and out, it's so repetitious.' Ellen Degeneres

It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it's okay again. That's what meditation is to me. Ellen Degeneres

I'm glad I'm funny. I'm glad I make people happy, because that's very important. But I'm proud to be known as a kind person. Ellen Degeneres

I think furniture is art. I don't think art is just for your walls - I think everything that someone has made is a piece of art. Ellen Degeneres

It would be horrible to live with someone who didn't like the same things you like. Ellen Degeneres

Emote. It's okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling. Ellen Degeneres

If there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would no Oscars. Or anyone named Oscar, if you think about that. Ellen Degeneres

There are people who study germs. I believe they are called Germans Ellen Degeneres

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. Ellen Degeneres

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Yes. Yes. No. One time in high school. Three times in my twenties. Rocks no salt. Yes. Four. Never. And how dare you! I will take no further questions. Ellen Degeneres

You talk to some people who are opposed to same sex marriage, and they'll say, 'If we allow that, what's next? Will people want to marry animals?'...You have to wonder about people who go straight to that idea - and they think WE'RE weird! Ellen Degeneres

We use only 10% of our brains... Imagine how smart we would be if we used the other 60%! Ellen Degeneres

I don't understand the sizes anymore. There's a size zero, which I didn't even know that they had. It must stand for: 'Ohhh my God, you're thin.' Ellen Degeneres

I won't have a hard time being brutally honest. But I won't be mean. You don't have to be mean to be honest. Ellen Degeneres

Sometimes something being taken away from you is exactly what you need to take a look at yourself. Ellen Degeneres

Beauty is' between a size zero and a size eight, it is not a number at all. It is not physical. Ellen Degeneres

Way, way back in the day, like in the 1990s, if you wanted to tell everyone you ate waffles for breakfast, you couldn't just go on the Internet and tweet it out. There was only one way to do it. You had to go outside and scream at the top of your lungs, 'I ate waffles for breakfast!' That's why so many people ended up in institutions. They seemed crazy, but when you think about it, they were just ahead of their time. Ellen Degeneres

What did the letter O say to Q? Dude, your dikk is hanging out. Ellen Degeneres

You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled. Ellen Degeneres

I'm not going to say who looks the most beautiful, but it's clear. It's Jared Leto. I mean, he's the prettiest. Boy is he pretty Ellen Degeneres

You talk to some people who are opposed to same sex marriage, and they'll say, 'If we allow that, what's next? Will people want to marry animals?'...You have to wonder about people who go straight to that idea - and they think WE'RE weird! Ellen Degeneres

All of my friends were seeing a therapist, and I thought something was wrong with me that I didn't see a therapist. So I went to a therapist to find out why I wasn't seeing a therapist. And it turns out I'm very screwed up. Thank God I found a therapist to tell me for $125 an hour. Ellen Degeneres

What you look like on the outside is not what makes you cool at all. I mean, I had a mullet and wore parachute pants for a long, long time, and I'm doin' okay. Ellen Degeneres

I'm just saying we can all work on our manners. We can say please and thank you. We can be punctual. We can just be nicer to one another. It's something we have in our power to do. It reminds me of that Margaret Mead quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Ellen Degeneres

Things will get easier, people's minds will change, and you should be alive to see it. Ellen Degeneres

Human beings only use ten percent of their brains. Ten percent! Can you imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other sixty percent? Ellen Degeneres

I don't understand the sizes anymore. There's a size zero, which I didn't even know that they had. It must stand for: 'Ohhh my God, you're thin. Ellen Degeneres



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