30 Most Inspiring Quotes From Serena Williams

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Serena Williams Is Serving Up Wisdom With These Inspiring Quotes

Putting into words how incredible Serena Williams is near impossible. So, we'll let her do the talking.

We mean that metaphorically, of course. Serena will not actually be talking to you through this post. Though technology has made incredible advancements, we're not there yet. Maybe one day, but not today.

Anyway, the point is Serena Williams is nothing short of a goddess. And to remind you that she's more amazing than any of us will ever be, we've rounded up some motivational quotes from the talented multi-hyphenate. Prepare to feel all sorts of inspired!

Inspiring Serena Williams Quotes

  • "You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out."

  • "You have to believe in yourself when no one else does."

  • "The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're very courageous: Be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble."

  • "I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position."

  • "I think that you should work on yourself until the day you die."

  • "I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it."

  • "Some people say I have attitude—maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does—that makes you a winner right there."

  • "Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard."

  • "Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come."

  • "Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream."

Motivational Serena Williams Quotes

  • "I'm not used to crying. It's a little difficult. All my life I've had to fight. It's just another fight I'm going to have to learn how to win, that's all. I'm just going to have to keep smiling."

  • "Don't let anybody work harder than you do."

  • "I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn't easy. It took me a while."

  • "It's not about how you win, it's about how well you're able to come back when you're down."

  • "Everything comes at a cost, just what are you willing to pay for it?"

  • "Growing up I wasn't the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope."

  • "I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger."

  • "With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again. That's what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don't want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more. Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying."

  • "I'm totally human."

  • "I was just tired of losing... Life was passing me by."

Best Serena Williams Quotes

  • "Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game."

  • "I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed."

  • "If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated."

  • "I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general."

  • "I've always been a fighter and I've always fought through things my whole life."

  • "I've always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it."

  • "To this day, I don't love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I'm not complaining. They pay my bills."

  • "I feel as a brand I'm here to be around for a long time."

  • "If Plan A isn't working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D."

  • "Overpower. Overtake. Overcome."

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