Bey-hive, it’s time to get in formation for Beyoncé’s birthday. The star has blessed us with 37 fabulous years on this planet, and it’s safe to say everyone is crazy in love.
— Adele (@Adele) September 4, 2017
The most-nominated woman in Grammy history, she’s sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world.
And Queen Bey doesn’t take her responsibility as a role model lightly. Throughout her career, she’s given emotional speeches, created ground-breaking music videos, and told powerful stories through her music and dance. Beyoncé moves us with her music and moves us with her words, inspired by feminism, racial equality, and motherhood.
To celebrate her birthday, we rounded up some of our favorite Bey quotes of all time:
“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.”
“Never make excuses; never expect anyone else to provide for me things that I know I can provide for myself.”
“I’m not really sure people know or understand what a feminist is, but it’s very simple. It’s someone who believes in equal rights for men and women.”
“Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman.”
“It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do.’”
“Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice.”
“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.”
“If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own.”
Which Beyoncé quote is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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