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20 of the Most Inspiring Celebrity Quotes to Live By

Some of our favorite celebrities have words of wisdom to share with the world. Here are 20 of the most inspiring quotes that you can (and should) live by.

Demi Lovato

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"Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That's my life motto."

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Emma Watson

2 / 20


"Girls should never be afraid to be smart."

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Alicia Keys

3 / 20


"No one will take care of you if you don't take care of yourself."

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Justin Bieber

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"There's gonna be times when people tell you that you can't live your dreams, this is what I tell them, 'Never Say Never.'"

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Lea Michele

5 / 20


"You don't need to look like everybody else. Love who you are."

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Taylor Swift

6 / 20


"No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind."

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Keke Palmer

7 / 20


"Love yourself. Nobody's perfect. I mean, come on, nobody is perfect. Not you, not your mom, even the people on TV — nobody is perfect, and there's always something that nobody likes, but you know, you just accept that. Your imperfections make you beautiful. It's those things you find you don't like that someone else finds very special and very unique about you. You just accept it and own it; even if it's not one of your favorite parts, you just own it because that's who you are."

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Zoë Kravitz

8 / 20


"March to your own beat. Yes, it's a cliché, but this industry can be judgmental, and it's easy to feel like you want to change according to what's cool at that moment. My dad has stayed true to himself, and that's led me to do the same."

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Caitlyn Jenner

9 / 20


"It's not just about one person. It's about thousands of people. It's not just about me. It's about all of us accepting one another. We are all different. That's not a bad thing. That's a good thing, and while it may not be easy to get past the things you don't always understand, I want to prove that it is absolutely possible if we only do it together."

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Meryl Streep

10 / 20


"Don't waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

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"I just have a way of breaking the rules even when I don't intend to. You have to let people be who they are. You have to believe that that's going to be the best version of them."

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Laverne Cox

12 / 20


"In life when horrible things happen, sometimes we have to laugh."

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Drew Barrymore

13 / 20


"Making bad decisions doesn't make you a bad person. It is how you learn to make better choices."

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Mindy Kaling

14 / 20


"You need the tiniest bit of bravery. People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you're succeeding."

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"There's only one of you, so why would you want to look like everyone else?"

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Reese Witherspoon

16 / 20


"I believe 'ambition' is not a dirty word. It's just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability? To be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change," Reese said during her speech at Glamour's annual Women of the Year Awards in New York City. It's one of our favorite Reese quotes ever.

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Selena Gomez

17 / 20


"You can't be afraid of what people are going to say, because you're never going to make everyone happy."

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Jennifer Lopez

18 / 20


"You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them."

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Britney Spears

19 / 20


"It's important to learn to say no. With tours and all of that stuff, there are so many aspects that go into it, it's easy to have so many people around you saying, 'oh yes, yes, you can afford this, you can afford this,' and then all of the sudden you've spent $20 million on your stage and you're like, 'where's my money?' You have to make sure that you're on top of things and know where the money's going."

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"If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow."

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