Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

By | September 8, 2013

Looking for iconic comedienne and television personality Ellen DeGeneres quotes?, you have found some of her very best right here!

Born in Metairie, Louisiana on January 26th 1958, Ellen Lee DeGeneres has become one of America’s most popular entertainers. With countless awards under her belt for her stand up comedy, her sitcoms Ellen and The Ellen Show, and her daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she is a prolific and highly respected comedienne and television personality. As well as her popularity as a comedienne, presenter and actress, Ellen DeGeneres has also found a place in the hearts of America’s gay community. Ellen publicly came out as a lesbian live on TV on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997.

Later that same year, she wrote an episode of Ellen where her loosely self-based character Ellen Morgan came out as a lesbian to her friends and family. This is widely regarded as one of the most important sitcom episodes of all time, and the series went on to give coverage to gay issues for the rest of its duration.

Ellen married her long term partner Portia de Rossi in 2008 when the gay marriage ban was lifted in California. The couple had been together since 2004. In 2010, Portia had her last name legally changed to DeGeneres. Before Portia, Ellen publicly dated actresses Anne Heche and Alexandra Hedison.

Ellen’s current work is mostly focused on her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and her recent appointment as a judge on American Idol, where she has replaced Paula Abdul as one of the show’s notorious panel of celebrity judges.

Ellen DeGeneres Quotes – on Life:

“Don’t give advice!. It will come back and bite you in the [butt]. Don’t take anyone’s advice. So, my advice to you is to be true to yourself and everything will be fine”. – Ellen DeGeneres

“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that”. – Ellen DeGeneres

“Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing your boobs, show people your brain, and if they like what they’ll, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with”. – 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

“Some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most”. – Ellen DeGeneres

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others”. – Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres Quotes – on Her Career:

“When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought, When I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars. I want to have groupies. But my idea of success is different today”.

“For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure, to try to be something that you’re not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way”. – Ellen DeGeneres

“They say you just stand over there, he’ll say thank you and you walk back off and that’s what I thought was gonna happen, but in my head, I had for five or six years known that he was gonna call me over”. – Ellen DeGeneres, Commenting on being called over to sit with Johnny Carson back in 1986

“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

Ellen DeGeneres Quotes – on Fitness:

“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

“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

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