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A diva is someone who pretends to know who she is ...
by Jenifer Lewis

A diva is someone who pretends to know who she is and looks fabulous doing it.
- Jenifer Lewis

We didn't have a beauty shop as I grew up.
- Jenifer Lewis

I've been burn when it comes to my hair that it ain't no joke.
- Jenifer Lewis

Whoopi and I have been friends ever since she claimed
she couldn't sing on the set of Sister Act.
- Jenifer Lewis

 

I'm in the moment.
I'm always in the moment of life.
- Jenifer Lewis

Apart from being Jennifer Lewis.
The name pulls people in.
- Jenifer Lewis

But a true diva has dismissed that drama.
A true diva's heart is open, and she's ready to play by her own rules -
rules that are gentle and kind.
- Jenifer Lewis

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I had not starred in an independent film and it's about
a woman who owned a hair salon.
- Jenifer Lewis

If you can find something you love, go for it everyday of your life,
and it would be really good to you.
- Jenifer Lewis

I want to co-produce again.
- Jenifer Lewis

You never know when you start a project just how good it can be.
- Jenifer Lewis

Sometimes I think I take on a lot of work but that's me.
- Jenifer Lewis

I don't have any beauty shop memories.
I remember the barber shop.
- Jenifer Lewis

You think you can go into all those auditions not knowing
who you are? The work came after I found my sense of self -
when I wasn't so manic and desperate.
- Jenifer Lewis

You are a black goddess when you come out the salon.
- Jenifer Lewis

What if Whitney was at her top, and we brought in a
name like Whitney Houston,
it would sell.
- Jenifer Lewis

If you just want to be a star, go away.
- Jenifer Lewis

America has a relationship with Bobby and Whitney.
- Jenifer Lewis

It's important to e alive in those moment,
especially when you're doing something you love to do.
- Jenifer Lewis

If you don't love it, don't touch it.
- Jenifer Lewis

Saturday night is when my hair would be fixed up and that was my memory.
- Jenifer Lewis

I still go to a salon where a gal does my hair,
and I don't know if it's because I'm a celebrity but
by the time I leave there,
we are eating chicken and talking and screaming.
- Jenifer Lewis

You have to be a star to be in this business.
- Jenifer Lewis

By the time I was five, I was a little diva.
- Stevie Nicks

I'm not a diva.
I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog.
- Toni Braxton

I think the diva is kind of a cliche.
My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does
not match what they're trying to play,
so all this temperament comes out.
- Glenn Close

An extraordinary diva would never sit by herself.
- John Lone

So if diva means giving your best, then yes,
I guess I am a diva.
- Patti LaBelle

Actually, I take it as a compliment.
Diva is a derivative of divine.
That's quite a title to carry around.
- Calista Flockhart

It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because
they work harder than everybody else.
- Jennifer Lopez

I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up
and you're Barbara Streisand.
- Courtney Love

Diva has a negative connotation.
- Glenn Close

I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva.
If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life,
that's not a diva.
Appearances are so not important to me.
- Patti LuPone

Sometimes I think it's better to be a diva.
- Julia Barr

I'm quite repulsed by the diva type.
- Siobhan Fahey

The word diva to me means doing something supernatural with something natural.
- Patti LuPone

I'm determined to be a diva.
- Lexa Doig

A diva is someone who is a perfectionist,
who does her best in her craft.
- Patti LaBelle

I prefer Princess.
I would love to be known as a diva later on in life
when I've had far more experiences.
- Deborah Cox

I've learned to try to sustain myself by holding on
to the integrity of who I am.
I'm not talking big diva.
I'm quiet.
I'm shy.
And I became stronger when I stopped trying to be the
person they wanted me to be.
- Crystal Waters

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling,
but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday,
that's cool.
Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person,
this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the
audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
- Erykah Badu

It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s.
There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were
in the entertainment in the '70s.
You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer,
or simply ornamental.
Radio would play only one woman per hour.
- Ann Wilson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hell is living with someone who complains, whines, and argues.
- Anonymous


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