Quotes to Inspire YOU to Be Yourself

I'm a huge fan of quotes. If I need inspiration the I am sure to hit Google or Pinterest. These are my favourite quotes to hopefully inspire YOU to be YOU. 

"I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?" Goldie Hawn "The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are." Goldie Hawn

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... do your thing, and don't care if they like it." Tina Fey

"Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it." Bruce Lee

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." Golda Meir

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

“Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”  Allen Ginsberg

Coco Chanel: what a woman! She would not be the legend and style icon we love and know her as, if she had been afraid to stand out!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” Coco Chanel

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” Judy Garland

“Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.” Henry David Thoreau

Here's someone who unapologetically embraces all she is and revels in showing herself to the world; for this reason I have huge respect for Lady Gaga:

 "You laugh at me because I’m different. I laugh at you because you’re all the same." Lady Gaga

“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.” Lady Gaga

“‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses." Lady Gaga

 “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.” Leo Buscaglia

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” Dolly Parton

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” Steve Maraboli

“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ouch! The quote below by Andre Dubus is a harsh and hard-hitting quote but it really makes you think, doesn't it!?

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. " Andre Dubus

Here is a softer version:

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." Eleanor Roosevelt

What are your favourite quotes? I'd love to hear them in the comment box below...

Emma xx