The 9 Most Poignant Things Celebs Have Ever Said

This is the time of year when all you want is for your stomach to fill up with warm good feelings, so how about some poignant quotes from celebrities to get you through the holiday season? What do you say? (You could also stuff yourself with Christmas dinner, but my way has half the calories and no dishes to wash up after, so it's your call.) I spend a lot of time analyzing the things that come out of the mouths of A-Listers to try to predict things about their next projects, or see if they're being sincere, or judge whether or not I like them — hey, I'm a blogger, it's my job — so it's really nice to once a year just sort of turn my brain off and get some genuine, heartfelt advice from them.

So that's what we're gonna do! I've collected some wise words from some unexpected sources, and all I ask of you is that you find some time today between the last minute shopping, wrapping, cooking, and squabbling with your family (already!) to just take a moment and read through them and remember that we are all good and smart and lovely and have things to learn from everybody! Even famous people in the Illuminati. I mean, there's no such thing as the Illuminati. I mean... just enjoy these quotes, okay?

1. Demi Lovato

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The singer told Seventeen :

"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."

2. Alicia Keys

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In an interview with Origin Magazine , Keys said:

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

3. Nicolas Cage

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While promoting a film at TIFF, the actor shared:

"You can choose your family sometimes. You can choose people, it could be a teacher, it could be a professor, it could be someone you work with that actually genuinely cares about you and wants you to succeed."

4. Madonna


During an interview with Oprah, Madonna revealed:

"To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return."

5. Taylor Swift

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The singer told Marie Claire :

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

6. Ryan Gosling

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In a conversation with Glamour , the actor said:

"I've learned it's important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is."

8. Oprah

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During a commencement speech, the talk show titan shared with the students:

"Make the right decision even when nobody's looking — especially when nobody's looking — and you will always turn out okay."

8. Christopher Reeve


At a speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1996, Reeve said:

"So many of our dreams first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."

9. Beyoncé

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In 2011, the superstar told Complex :

“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.”

Feel that? It's the holiday spirit running through your veins and making you all comfy cozy with emotions! Just what we all need this time of year.