Beyonce Quotes

Who runs the world? Well, as these Beyonce quotes will testify, Beyonce runs her. Here’s some inspiration for pep in your step with a most delicious collection of some things to say to slay your day. All hail Queen Bey!

“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”

“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.”

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”

“Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself.”

“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”

“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?”

“The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.”

“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”

“The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”

“It’s so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.”

“Never let success go to your head, never let failure get to your heart.”

“If you live your life with kindness and giving other people great energy, that beauty and great energy will come back to you.”

“I always find the inner strength to pull myself up; I was served lemons but I made lemonade.”

Does Beyonce inspire you? How?

XO, Jennifer

Beyonce quotes


Women We Love | Goodbye Carrie Fisher

What you’ll have of me after I journey to that great Death Star in the sky is an extremely accomplished daughter, a few books, and a picture of a stern-looking girl wearing some kind of metal bikini lounging on a giant drooling squid, behind a newscaster informing you of the passing of Princess Leia after a long battle with her head. ~Carrie Fisher

I think I can find good company with my belief and strong urge to say that 2016 can “suck it.” I’m really trying to be positive, y’all, I am! But, gaaaaaaaaah…. Like a bad relationship I can no longer accept, 2016 and I need to break up. Distance. ANd I had a rather trauma-less year. Politics aside – and whoooooooooah don’t get me started on the politics (this goes far beyond the Grand Cheeto Elect) – 2016 has seen the loss of so many greats. Today, I lost a particularly beloved “hero.” Really, 2016? In addition to David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael, you also mean we have to say “Goodbye Carrie Fisher?” Gaaaah! She was as young as my dad when he died. 60… is young. I lost my aunt two weeks ago to a heart attack, one from which she never regained consciousness. I’m taking this particular loss pretty hard. 

As many Gen X young girls and then their daughters after them, I donned my cinnamon bun buns and long white gown for Halloween and many days before and after. Princess Leia was my first fan girl moment. She was fierce and spunky, if spunky means the ability to strangle the  most hideous Jabba! Badass, more like. Who else could have spewed, “why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder” as well as Carrie Fisher? 

No Motive is Pure. Carrie Fisher

As I grew from a little girl to a young woman and on, Carrie Fisher continued to inspire me. I wished I could be as audacious, talented, and full of such brilliant wit as her. Whether captivating me with her sharply insightful novels and stage production or causing me to cry tears of hysterical delight by bringing Gary to her interviews, her genius and talents filled my life.  She was a brilliant author. Postcards From the Edge was, and still is, one of my favorite books AND movies. I’m not only awed by her creative brilliance. Her advocacy for mental illness, in particular bipolar disorder, a condition which I have seen affect my family first hand. 

If you are feeling as forlorn as me, sit down and pull up a cup of tea with me. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Carrie Fisher to share with you:

Instant gratification takes too long.

There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.”

I rarely cry. I save my feelings up inside me like I have something more specific in mind for them. I am waiting for the exact perfect situationand then BOOM! I’ll explode in a light show of feeling and emotion – a pinata stuffed with tender nuances and pent-up passions.

Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.

Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.

There’s no room for demons when you’re self-possessed.

What worries me is, what if this guy is really the one for me and I just haven’t had enough therapy yet for me to be comfortable with having found him.

There are two things that I know for certain guys are good for: pushing swings and killing insects.

It’s important to be able to distinguish the difference between a problem and an inconvenience.

I feel I’m very sane about how crazy I am.

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.

Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. Carrie Fisher

As for saying having to say “Goodbye Carrie Fisher,” “I’d just as soon kiss a Wookie.” But, it’s not up to me. 

I don't hate hardly ever. And when I love, I love for miles and miles. Carrie Fisher