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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. She is often known simply as Oraph. She is a former American television host, media mogul, and a philanthropist. The Oprah Winfrey Show earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest rated talk show in television history. She was also an influential book critic, an Academy Award nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She was the richest African American of the 20th century, and the most philanthropic black person of all-time, and is the only current day black billionaire. During her peak, she was the most influential woman in the world.

She is credited to creating the intimate confessional form in media communication and is thought to have revolutionized tabloid talk shows which were pioneered by Phil Donahue. She also broke many 20th century taboos such as allowing homosexuals, transsexuals, and transgender people to enter mainstream media.


Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand.
Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.
You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.
I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.
We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be.
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.