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20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Highly Successful Women

16/12/2013 11:50 GMT | Updated 01/03/2014 12:59 GMT

"I've finally stopped running from myself, who else is there better to be?"

Goldie Hawn

"I am so inadequate and I love myself."

Meg Ryan

"Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher."

Oprah

"You can be true to the character all you want, but you've got to go home with yourself."

Julia Roberts

"Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life."

JK Rowling

"I am just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream."

Hilary Swank

"Oh sure, I have lots of fears. My job is to conquer my fears. The irony of being a performer is that I have huge insecurities. Each of us is responsible for what happens in our lives. When good things happen, we take ownership, but when bad things happen we often don't take responsibility. There are no mistakes or accidents. Consciousness is everything and all things begin with a thought. We are responsible for our own fate. We reap what we sow, we get what we give and we pull in what we put out."

Madonna

"Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still firmly on the ground. I am just wearing better shoes."

Oprah

I have cellulite, I have stretch marks. Hollywood is one of those endless competitions. There's no winning. I accept myself and I just want to be the best version of myself I can be."

Reese Witherspoon

"Be true to yourself and everything will be fine."

Ellen DeGeneres

"Be yourself. Be a bigger yourself."

Tyra Banks

"Don't compromise yourself, you are all you have got."

Janis Joplin

"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity."

Coco Chanel

"You must train your intuition, you must trust the small voice inside you, which tells you exactly what to say and what to decide."

Ingrid Bergman

"I am the girl who everyone said was never going anywhere. I guess I shocked a few people."

Cher

"There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction. The moment you are old enough you need to take the wheel, as the responsibility lies within you."

JK Rowling

"I enjoy real people, down-to-earth people who are true to themselves and honest to your face - good or bad."

Christina Aguilera

"I realised that conforming didn't accomplish anything. Do your own thing. As long as you learn that, you're cool."

Sandra Bullock

"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I'm possible."

Audrey Hepburn

"If you don't like the road you are walking, start paving another one."

Dolly Parton

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