11 Beyonce Quotes That Will Inspire You to Run the World

Is there anything left to say about Beyoncé that hasn’t been said yet? Probably not, but we’re going to try because this amazing woman turns 37 today. After all, this is the woman who can sell out concerts in minutes, overshadow the NFL with her Super Bowl performance, drop albums secretly, and dance like no other. Plus, she’s an awesome business woman who inspires women all over the world everyday. As Sheryl Sandberg wrote in Time last year,  “Beyonce doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one.” She continued, “Her secret is hard work, honesty, and authenticity. And her answer to the question, ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be ‘Watch me. I’m about to do it.’” Here are 11 quotes from the birthday girl that will give you the confidence to go run the world.

 

1. “I am a woman and when I think, I must speak.”

 

2. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”

 

3. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”—Cosmopolitan

 

4. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”GQ

 

5. “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?”—Vogue

 

6. “I’m a workaholic and I don’t believe in ‘No.’ If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping.”—MTV

 

7. “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.”—Complex Magazine

 

8. “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.”Billboard

 

9. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”ABC

 

10. “If you’ve been doing all you can and it’s not happening for you, go out and have you a good old time. Put on your sexy dress and move on.”Marie Claire

 

11. “Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself.”Cosmopolitan


This article by Meredith Lepore first appeared on Levo.com. Feature Photo: Axelle /Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images

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