Powerful Beyonce Quotes – Be Inspired, Be Empowered, Be You

Who is Beyonce?

No external introduction necessary. In her own words – “You can’t put your finger on who I am. I can’t put my finger on who I am. I am complicated. I grew up with a lot of conflict and dramas. I’ve been through a lot, just like everyone else. My escape was always music and I’m so lucky that that’s my job. But if I accomplished all of these things and had no one to share with, it would be worth nothing. You know, you need something real in order for any of this stuff to matter. You have to have something that is forever. Something that’s invisible.”

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On Hard Work, Sacrifice, & Commitment: 

“I know all of the hard work it takes to get to where you are. When everyone else is partying, you can’t drink. When everyone else is celebrating Thanksgiving, you’re at your house dribbling the ball or rehearsing in your man socks (lol). And it’s all about sacrificing, making choices, working hard, having drive.”

“I am a workaholic and I don’t believe in ‘No’. I don’t believe in ‘I need to sleep’. If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping.”

On Self-Development: 

“I’m competitive really with myself, honestly. Every time I start an album I go and watch all of my performances and I try to figure out – ok, what is it that I could have done better or what worked? And really my references, I go back to myself and try to better myself so I’m really tough on me.”

“Progression as an artist is the most important thing for me. That is what success is for me. I feel like if I stay in one spot I’m not doing my job, I’m not growing as a human being, and I’m wasting time. And I feel like I always want to do something different from what I did in the past. I always want to challenge myself. I always want to have that nervous ball in my stomach before I go onto the stage. That’s how I know I’m doing the right job and it’s something still exciting for me.”

“I’m making mistakes and I’m learning from them. And I’m not afraid to make a mistake. I embrace mistakes. They make you who you are. I’ve never been afraid to fall.”

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On Courage & Challenging Yourself: 

“I absolutely get scared. Every time I get on the stage I’m nervous. I’m actually really scared when I’m not nervous because then I don’t transform into that person that people are used to seeing.”

“I feel very vulnerable when I perform a song for the first time. I may not say it, but I’m terrified … I like that nervousness. I don’t like it in the moment, but I know that it just means that I want it. And it means that it’s challenging to me and I’m doing the right job. You can’t be too comfortable, and too confident.”

“I’m no longer afraid of conflict and I don’t think conflict is a bad thing ‘cause I know that when you grow up, you learn a few things. You’re no longer afraid of letting go. You’re no longer afraid of the unknown. You’re no longer afraid of going to certain places in your body, in your mind, in your soul that may make you feel uncomfortable.”

On Finding and Developing your Passion:

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“I think a star is born a star, absolutely. I know me, I was born to do what I do … I feel like we all are stars. We all have that. We just have to figure out what that thing is that we’re supposed to be doing in life.”

“The biggest thing I learned is I love to perform. I love music. I love what I do. I love singing in the studio and writing songs and coming up with video treatments to the point that during that year I do not count the 72 songs I recorded as work because it’s what I was born to do.”

On her career and what she does – “Forget all of the record sales, forget all the trying to compete, or trying to out-do yourself – You should be doing it just because you love it. And that’s what those young guys had. And that’s what I always want to have. I never want to lose that.”

On Self-Empowerment:

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“Being a young woman I want to set the example that it’s possible for us to own our own businesses and own our own record labels and sometimes we don’t reach for the stars. Sometimes we are satisfied with what people tell us we’re supposed to be satisfied with and I’m just not going for it.”

“My mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim. Never make excuses; never expect anyone else to provide for me things that I know that I can provide for myself”

“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 my world.”

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On Leaving a Legacy:

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