55+ Beyonce Quotes That Prove She Absolutely Runs The World

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Who run the world? Beyoncé, obviously, and if you answered anything different, you can kindly see yourself out. The “Bootylicious” singer, creator of Ivy Park, wife, and mom of three truly does it all and stays flawless from beginning to end. But what is perhaps most admirable about the Texas native and Grammy winner is that she’s so poised and often speaks eloquently about her passions and hard work to get to where she is today — and we’ve all got our favorite Beyoncé quotes that speak to that fact.

While we love watching Queen Bey shake her booty on a stage while she racks up her millions of album sales, listening to her speak about her past and work ethic is just as enthralling. Ahead, find a collection of the best Beyoncé quotes to give you a boost of empowerment today.

The Best and Boldest Beyoncé Quotes

  1. “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.”
  2. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”
  3. “I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”
  4. “It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.”
  5. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.”
  6. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “Have your own life before you become somebody’s wife.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.”
  12. “It is 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.”
  13. “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?”
  14. “If you don’t take the time to think about and analyze your life, you’ll never realize all the dots that are all connected.”
  15. “We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect so that, as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
  16. “Humanity requires both men and women — we are equally important and need one another.”
  17. “My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic. It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”
  18. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
  19. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve worked hard.”
  20. “We all have our imperfections. But I’m human, and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.”
  21. “We all have our purpose; we all have our strengths.”
  22. “Do what you were born to do. You have to trust yourself.”
  23. “I embrace mistakes. They make you who you are.”
  24. “It’s easy to hear the voices of others and often very difficult to hear your own. Every person you meet is going to want something different from you. The question is: what do you want for yourself?”
  25. “Being shy taught me empathy and gave me the ability to connect and relate to people. I’m no longer shy, but I’m not sure I would dream as big as I dream today if it were not for those awkward years in my head.”
  26. “I have worked to lift my people up, to change perceptions so my kids could live in a world where they are seen, celebrated, and valued.”
  27. “I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.”
  28. “I’ve spent so many years trying to better myself and improve whatever I’ve done that I’m at a point where I no longer need to compete with myself. I have no interest in searching backwards. The past is the past.”
  29. “I want to build a community where women of all races can communicate and share some of those secrets, so we can continue to support and take care of each other. I want to give women a space to feel their own strength and tell their stories. That is power.”
  30. “I know that to give the best of me, I have to take care of myself and listen to my body.”
  31. “Mental health is self-care too.”
  32. “I want to continue to work to dismantle systemic imbalances. I want to continue to turn these industries upside down.”
  33. “I have paid my dues and followed every rule for decades, so now I can break the rules that need to be broken. My wish for the future is to continue to do everything everyone thinks I can’t do.”
  34. “Never let success go to your head, never let failure get to your heart.”
  35. “Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”
  36. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”
  37. “Everyone’s not good at everything. It’s OK to depend on someone.”
  38. “A true diva is graceful and talented, and strong, and fearless, and brave, and someone with humility.”
  39. “The more you mature, you realize that imperfections make you more beautiful.”
  40. “The best thing is looking back and realizing how incredible life is. If you don’t take the time to think about or analyze your life, you’ll never realize all the dots that are all connected.”
  41. “We are all the same, and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be, and to love who we want to love.”
  42. “When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.”
  43. “You can’t appreciate the good times without the bad ones.”
  44. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”
  45. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”
  46. “Independence comes from you knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself.”
  47. “I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous, I know I’m going to have a good show.”
  48. “Take the time to define yourself and define your value. If you’re having a hard time doing that, ask yourself: What is something I would say to someone I love?”
  49. “Take all the rules away. How can we live if we don’t change?”
  50. “I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. 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 the world.”
  51. “If I weren’t performing, I’d be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems — like a beauty therapist!”
  52. “I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself.”
  53. “I think I’ve realized that business and being polite [don’t] match. You can be fair, but me being polite was not me being fair to myself.”
  54. “I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.”
  55. “I’m a human being and I fall in love and sometimes I don’t have control of every situation.”
  56. “I’ve worn dresses from all different price ranges, and the thing that couture dresses have in common is that the fit is amazing.”

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