44 Ellen DeGeneres Quotes to Make You Laugh, Cry & Stay Motivated

Ellen DeGeneres always knows what to say, even if it means cracking a joke at the most inappropriate of times. Keep reading for a list of 44 Ellen DeGeneres quotes that will make you laugh, cry and stay motivated.

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1. “My point is life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The piña and the colada.”

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2. “I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”

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3. “Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.”

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4. “Accept who you are unless you’re a serial killer.”

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5. “You are never too old to play. You are only too old for low-rise jeans.”

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6. “Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.”

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7. “Procrastinate now. Don’t put it off.”

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8. “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.”

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9. “I like my coffee like I like my men. I don’t drink coffee.”

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10. “You know what I need? I need a tortilla chip that can support the weight of guacamole.”

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11. “I’m so unfamiliar with the gym, I call it James!”

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12. “No one is perfect. Except for Penélope Cruz.”

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13. “Just keep swimming.”

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14. “I have a rule: If the temperature is less than my age, I don’t get out of bed.”

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15. “When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I am past the hard part and there is a snack in my future.”

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16. “I’m a godmother. That’s a great thing to be: a godmother. She calls me ‘God’ for short. That’s cute. I taught her that.”

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17. “Was gonna go to the gym but the parking lot was so crowded, I would’ve had to park three blocks away. I’m not walking that far to get on a treadmill.”

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18. “Be kind to one another.”

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

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20. “Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.”

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21. “It is failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.”

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22. “Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.”

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23. “Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are.”

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24. “I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose.”

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25. “When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.”

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26. “Beauty is not between a size 0 and size 8. It’s not a number at all.”

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27. “It’s funny how the universe guides you to where you’re meant to be. I wanted to make people happy.”

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28. “Don’t worry about what people say about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.”

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29. “I think beauty comes from actually knowing who you are. That’s real beauty to me.”

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30. “I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego.”

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31. “Find out who you are and be that person.”

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32. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.”

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33. “My life is perfect even when it’s not.”

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34. “It always helps to think about other people instead of ourselves.”

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35. “Haters are my motivators.”

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36. “You never know what funny can do.”

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37. “Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh.”

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38. “There’s nothing I know for sure because I know for sure that things change.”

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39. “Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of life, even if it means hurting your eyes.”

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40. “I think I’ve been watching too much figure skating. At Starbucks this morning I ordered a triple salchow mochaccino.”

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41. “People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.”

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42. “The truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the exact same molecules.”

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43. “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.”

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44. “True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are.”


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