Pass These 27 Maria Shriver Quotes To A Friend In Need

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Best Quotes By Maria Shriver

As the former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver has had a pretty unique perspective on life. Her famous quotes motivate women everywhere to be the best versions of themselves. As an author, it seems like she knows how to say exactly what we want to hear.

There's no doubt that Shriver's big heart has helped her along the way. Through love and compassion, she demonstrates a wholesome journey to success. We have a lot to learn from Shriver, all we have to do is listen!

Dive into these inspiring quotes by Maria Shriver that you can keep to yourself or share with a friend. Everyone can appreciate some encouraging words, no matter what situation they're being faced with.

Get Inspired With These Maria Shriver Quotes

  • "When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands."

  • "People think, 'Oh my goodness! I have to do something really big.' You don't. Do what you love. There's a great quote from a poet I use all the time: 'Instead of asking what the world needs, ask yourself what you love,' because what the world needs is more people doing what they love."

  • "The love and laughter are what you need most in your life. They'll fill out all the potholes in the road."

  • "The most important thing we can tell young people is not to be an imitation of somebody else. That their life is special. They are the creator of their life and their way and find something that they enjoy doing that doesn't even feel like work. It feels like a passion. And then just by doing that and bringing that to the world, they become architects of change."

  • "You know those goals you've set for yourself, those dreams you've been waiting for the perfect time to live out? It's time!"

  • "I've learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be, but who we want to be is important at every stage of our lives, not just when we're starting out in the world. That's because in a way, we're starting out fresh in the world every single day."

  • "Poetry can startle you, awaken you, make you fall in love, take your breath away. When those words sink in, you'll never look at your life or your journey the same way again."

  • "I stand on the shoulders of women who marched before me."

  • "Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gift of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us."

Motivational Quotes By Maria Shriver

  • "When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands."

  • "My father never was and isn't a mean man. You know, he never was ruthless. And he succeeded in life without sticking it to anybody. And that's a great example for a man, a strong man, a man's man, to give to his children. You can succeed, you can be successful, without walking over somebody."

  • "At work, you're replaceable... but as a parent, you're irreplaceable."

  • "Poetry has always been made to seem kind of cultish. But the truth is, everybody really loves it! It's much more mainstream than anyone thought."

  • "Make time in your life to listen to your own voice. Do not let it get drowned out by others. Your voice is yours and yours alone. Stay in touch with it and use it."

  • "Don't wait until you are perfect to change the world."

  • "I think everybody has tragedy in their life. Everybody has hurdles in their life. Everybody has tough things to overcome. My kids say to me, 'This isn't fair.' I said, 'Life isn't fair.' Everybody has their issues. It's how you handle your issues that distinguishes you."

  • "It takes time to get to the top, and that's good - because by the time you get there, you'll have learned what you need to know in order to stay there."

  • "It's always inspiring to me to meet people who feel that they can make a difference in the world. That's their motive, that's their passion... I think that's what makes your life meaningful, that's what fills your own heart and that's what gives you purpose."

These Maria Shriver Quotes Will Encourage You

  • "You can spend the rest of your life trying to figure out what other people expect from you, or you can make a decision to let that all go."

  • "One of my greatest joys is poetry. I read it almost every day, and I've even taken a stab at writing some of my own. A poem I wrote for my mother when she was dying really helped me get through that hard time."

  • "I, I am my own woman. I have not been, quote, 'bred' to look the other way. I look at that man back there in the green room straight on, eyes wide open, and I look at him with an open heart."

  • "I made the mistake of thinking that external accomplishments would bring me peace. I thought it was about the job or a book or making a name for myself."

  • "Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate."

  • "Never think that someone else knows what's best for you. Trust your way and don't ask for so much advice. Learn how to be quiet and still enough to hear your own voice. It's up to you: Your voice will either be silenced or will get to roar."

  • "Pausing allows you to take a beat to take a breath in your life. As everybody else is rushing around like a lunatic out there, I dare you to do the opposite."

  • "My definition of success? Being the kind of woman that I would want to have as a friend."

  • "We all obsess about what we are doing and accomplishing. What if we let it go and simply made the way we live our lives our accomplishment?"

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