8 Powerful Gabourey Sidibe Quotes

8 Powerful Gabourey Sidibe Quotes

Gabourey Sidibe has the kind of rags-to-riches story that Hollywood usually centers on. The Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York native was initially selected from humble beginnings when she landed the title character in Precious, an adaptation of the book Push by Sapphire. Her performance earned her an Oscar nomination, and since now her life has become a limitless flow of extravagant events as well as awesome acting gigs.

She recognizes what folks are really thinking: “How the heck does a plus-size, dark-skinned woman who doesn’t fit Western beauty standards even get out of bed and show her face to the world?” Gabourey said that over the years she’s learned to use brutal remarks about her appearance to fuel her drive to succeed.

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Here are 7 Powerful Gabourey Sidibe Quotes, the New Hollywood “It” Girl!

1. I’m grateful to them, and to my fifth grade class, because if they hadn’t made me cry, I wouldn’t be able to cry on cue now.” – Gabourey Sidibe

2. “Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” – Gabourey Sidibe

3. “If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”  – Gabourey Sidibe

4. “I don’t fixate on other people’s opinions of my body.”  – Gabourey Sidibe

5. “I think people look at me and don’t expect much. Even though, I expect a whole lot.”
– Gabourey Sidibe

6. “One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl.”   – Gabourey Sidibe

7. “I love the way I look. I’m fine with it. And if my body changes, I’ll be fine with that.” – Gabourey Sidibe

8.  “I learned to love myself, because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don’t like myself, there’s no reason to even live the life.” – Gabourey Sidibe

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