11 Inspiring Quotes From Beyoncé to Help You Bey-lieve in Yourself

11 Inspiring Quotes From Beyoncé to Help You Bey-lieve in Yourself


Sep 4, 2015

Have you ever answered "girls" in response to this question: "Who run the world?" If you've ever liked something, have you tried to put a ring on it? To everyone who's been drunk in love or simply woke up like this, it's safe to assume that your'e a member of the "beyhive." Not only has her career transformed in many ways throughout the years, it's hard to ignore the impact Beyoncé has made on pop culture. 

To celebrate her birthday, we've shared our favorite quotes from Queen Bey herself. Put on your favorite Beyoncé songs on and read along below:

1. On following your dreams no matter what
"Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself."

2. On the importance of growth
"If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow."

3. On being unapologetically dedicated to working hard
"I'm a workaholic and I don’t believe in ‘no.’ If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping."

4. On reminding us that being a diva is more than just a female version of a hustler
"[A true diva is] graceful, and talented, and strong, and fearless and brave and someone with humility."

5. On looking at inner-beauty
"We all have our imperfections. But I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty."

6. On not holding back
''I am a woman and when I think, I must speak."

7. On the deeper meaning of being a single lady
"I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine. It's ridiculous."

8. On using negativity to fuel a positive outcome
"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."

9. On the reality of failure
"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."

10. On reminding us who runs her world
"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."

11. On her personal definition of feminism
"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?"

NEXT: See Beyoncé's September Issue Vogue Cover »

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