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Every decision I've ever made, I've come back to that space.feedback
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NEW May 23 2017
Oprah Winfrey has been quoted 63 times. The one recent article where Oprah Winfrey has been quoted is According to Oprah Winfrey, these are the 4 things you need to know to be successful. Most recently, Oprah Winfrey was quoted as having said, “So I figured out how to lean into life and allow that flow that was designed for me follow. Everybody has what I call this instinct, this inner voice. Every decision I've ever made that led me to the right space and place in my life, I got there because I relied on that inner voice. The reason we were number one for 25 solid years is because we intended to be. I practice being grateful. I got everything because I practiced being grateful. Some days you only have, I'm still breathing.' Because life gets in the way.”.
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My idea was to tell stories that affected the human spirit, stories people could see themselves in. And mostly black people – [when I set it up] there were few opportunities for us to see our history, culture and our daily lives reflected on screen.feedback

Millions of families are living with their secrets. And, as a result of the covering up, or the burying, the uncovering in later life impacts people in direct proportion to how deeply it was buried.feedback

I thought, I'm going to let this college thing go and I only had one credit short. But, my father, from that time on and for years after, was always on my case, because I did not graduate. He'd say, Oprah Gail,' that's my middle name, I don't know what you're gonna do without that degree.feedback

You wouldn't have been able to open hearts and touch hearts and change people's minds and make a difference in the world had you not had the courage to do that.feedback

I can't talk about it, I can't talk about it! What happens on the boat, stays on the boat.feedback

I had similar things happen [to me], so I could relate and be empathetic. But trying to find the space of deep pain was harder for me. … It was easier for me to take on somebody else's energy and somebody else's pain than to tap into my own.feedback

It's rare that I feel intimidated, but I felt intimidated. From the beginning, I said to [director George C. Wolfe]: 'George, I'm putting myself in your hands. I can take direction and I just don't want to make a fool of myself – please don't let me embarrass myself.' I sort of leaned into him and just let him guide me through it.feedback

This story is about a daughter's yearning. Her longing to know who she is and to find her own identity through the identity of her mother. If she can figure out who her mother is, she will know who she is. She can find herself through that. I just sort heal myself, heal my soul, heal me. When I go back inside to reach into those parts of myself that still feel anger … I don't have any rage. I don't even have a pocket of rage. I can't even find a little tinge of it over here.feedback

I don't have to tell you all how much I love bread. These English muffins are my current carb of choice: crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and scrumptious all over–especially when slathered with the amazing Clif Family preserves that are included.feedback

My greatest extravagance is flying in English muffins from Napa Valley. There's a specific English muffin made by these two women at this wonderful bakery in Napa Valley. I know it's not a good carbon footprint to fly in your English muffins but….feedback

I see all of my work as a kind of offering. It comes from a genuine spirit of enthusiasm. I felt a genuine desire to share this story, because this is a name that people should know.feedback

I asked her to tell me the story, because I didn't have enough charge from my own beatings. I have to work really, really hard to pull up anger and rage. But hearing someone else talk about their beatings, I could have great empathy, great compassion, great sorrow and sadness.feedback

For about two years, I was off balance. I was so accustomed to having an itinerary done for me and that itinerary just being jammed from the time I got up in the morning. I wouldn't even look at it until was I done with the day. I'd just say, Where am I next? What do we do now?' . I was just like, Oh, okay. It's 7:30, and I woke up when I heard the birds,' . I had to figure out how to set a schedule based on what I want to do. I don't have to be in the office at any certain time. I don't have a 9:00 show and a 1:00 show and then a 3:00 meeting afterwards.feedback

Her family didn't know that anyone had taken her cells until much later on. Once they discovered it, trying to figure out how it all happened – and how it unraveled and multi-millions of dollars, now billions of dollars, have been made off of the cells – is the story of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.feedback

They did what they'd never had another human cell do – duplicate itself and then duplicate itself and then duplicate itself.feedback

It was the greatest teaching. It was the greatest classroom and it was my greatest therapy. I came out of it a better human being having listened to everybody's stories and like, I don't want to go down that road. I saw what happened to that lady. I heard what he said.feedback

With both shows, we're trying to hit the nerve of reality that resides in every person.feedback

In the past, we couldn't get Tyler's audience to stay for anything. They would just come in and then they go. So to be able to get a great percentage of his audience, I think around 70 percent, to stay tuned for something else other than a Tyler-produced show, it was a new feat for us. It was a new accomplishment for us.feedback

It helped me trust my instincts, because for the first couple of years of OWN, I lost a sense of what would work or not. We were trying to do so many different things. Trying, trying and trying things all the time. When this worked, I thought 'OK, I now see that when you move and operate specifically from the core of what you believe is right, it works.feedback

Sometimes when people don't respond, it helps you. It gives you a voice.feedback

I was in the audience that day and it was clearly a joke … she was playing with David because they have such a great rapport. I would bet my first, second-born and any unborn children to come, that ain't never happening. Never. I'll say never on this one. Nevah, N-E-V-A-H. Nevah.feedback

I thought, Oh gee I don't have the experience. I don't know enough. And now I'm thinking, Oh? Oh!feedback

Regardless of your politics, it's a seminal moment for women. What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world.feedback

I actually never thought – I never considered the question even a possibility. I just thought, oh, oh. I thought, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough. Now I'm thinking, Oh, oh.feedback

I actually never thought that that was – I never considered the question, even a possibility. There really is no choice, people. All the people sitting around talking about they can't decide ... this is what I really want to say. I hear this all the time, you get in conversations ... where people say, I just don't know if I like her.' She's not coming over to your house. You don't have to like her. You don't have to like her.feedback

I'm so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.feedback

Everybody who has watched me over the years knows I've struggled with food. It's the first time I've actually felt that I've gotten it under control.feedback

Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. You know? Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept. And Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. I mean, he and I and so many believe that if you ... what else do you have if you don't have hope?feedback

I could sense, maybe I'm wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump's body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brotha has been humbled by this whole thing. I think it's a humbling process that now you literally have the weight of the world on your shoulders.feedback

Yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance?feedback

Did you use any other banned substances, like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone?feedback

In your opinion was it humanly possible to win the Tour de France without doping, seven times in a row?feedback

Yes or no. Was one of those banned substances EPO?feedback

Did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance?feedback

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