Happy birthday, Octavia Spencer! The actress and author turns 47 today. Spencer’s breakout moment came in 2011 in the film The Help. It was that movie that really turned Spencer into a household name, as she won several awards for it, including an Academy Award. Ever since, the actress has been unstoppable. She went on to star in films that earned her more award nominations, such as Hidden Figures. If that wasn’t enough, the actress also released children’s books in 2013 and 2015. So what’s her secret to success? Here are 11 quotes of Octavia Spencer’s that offer some good hints.