Quotes by: Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg
Goldberg on November 13, 2008
Birth name Caryn Elaine Johnson
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 61)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Medium Stand-up, film, television, theatre, books
Years active 1982–present
Genres Observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, musical comedy, character comedy, satire
Subject(s) African-American culture, American politics, race relations, racism, marriage, sex, everyday life, pop culture, current events
Influences Richard Pryor,[1] George Carlin,[2] Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Judy Garland
Spouse Alvin Martin (m. 1973; div. 1979)
David Claessen (m. 1986; div. 1988)
Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994; div. 1995)
Children Alexandrea Martin

When I listen to these women, it makes what I thought were my hard knocks feel like little nudges.
Whoopi Goldberg
I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.
Whoopi Goldberg
If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.
Whoopi Goldberg
We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.
Whoopi Goldberg
And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.
Whoopi Goldberg
When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.
Whoopi Goldberg
That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.
Whoopi Goldberg
I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are she's going to end up looking like me.
Whoopi Goldberg
When I was doing ensemble theater and comedy work, I felt I had some talents. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found that I could be funny on my own, I was shocked.
Whoopi Goldberg
You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.
Whoopi Goldberg
I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.
Whoopi Goldberg
I don't have to be bam, bam, bam, funny when I'm working. I can tell stories, and there's some funny in them.
Whoopi Goldberg
It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.
Whoopi Goldberg
I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because... you know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.
Whoopi Goldberg
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