Miley Cyrus

“Your worth is based on how you feel about yourself.”

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Sarah Silverman

“The biggest thing that a woman should realize is that there is not just one slot for a woman in any given thing.”

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Kelly Oxford

“You can be yourself, and not be afraid to be yourself, and not let what society expects from you control what any of your choices are.”

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Lady Gaga

“If you’re laying in bed next to someone that really doesn’t make you feel like the goddess that you are, you need to rediscover what it is that you truly want and need.”

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Eva Mendes

“The way I eliminate this guilt that I have of being the best I can be and really having everything, is knowing that when I’m at my best that’s when I can really be of service to other people.”

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Gabourey Sidibe on The Conversation
Gabourey Sidibe

“I figured out that I’m the only consistent person in my life, so I better like myself. I better love myself, and I really better know that I am as beautiful as anybody else. I had to do that for myself otherwise I would have drowned in a sea of negativity.”

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Chelsea Handler

“Everyone is coming from a place of fear, and my feeling is stop being so afraid, if something doesn’t work that’s fine, at least then you know it doesn’t work, don’t worry so much about it not working. You can always fix that.”

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Arianna Huffington

“Having a successful business is very important, but it’s not as important as how we do it. Then suddenly there is a fearlessness that comes in. Because if you think of it, if you are so attached to the outcome…Then you’re going to be paralyzed.”

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Eva Longoria

“I also discovered, missing someone is a separate emotion, and loving somebody is a separate emotion…Not to confuse the two.”

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Milla Jovovich

“There was no toilet cleaner and shinier in all of Beverly Hills than the ones that my mom scrubbed, okay. Because if she was going to do it, even though she was movie star in Russia, she was going to be the best, and that’s where passion comes in. It doesn’t matter what you do, you do it with all your heart.”

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05.21.13 Truth & Wisdom

Top 10 Lessons Learned on The Conversation

BY The Conversation Team

Chelsea Handler, Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes, Gabourey Sidibe, Jane Fonda, Kelly Oxford, Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Milla Jovovich, Sarah Silverman

In this week’s theme of education, we decided to gather up some of the most inspiring and educating quotes from a few of our guests. Below is a small portion of the invaluable advice these women have shared with us while being on the show.

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve ever learned?

Share you answers with us in the comments section below. 

The Editorial Team - The Conversation’s mission is to explore, nurture and empower the modern woman, through interviews and topics ranging from: health and wellness, beauty, style, fitness, diet, parenting, sex, love, truth and wisdom, career and finance. We are here to share and support the universal language of women. Join The Conversation, find us on Facebook and Twitter @TheConversation.


  • Ellan

    All of these lessons are totally quotable and really true statements to live by. Cheers!

  • Anika

    Lots of wisdom here; life is all about learning, and it’s always so fantastic to hear the stories and lessons shared by other women. I love the interviews and articles posted. Thanks for making this a website that is so personal and encouraging!

  • Miruna

    Self-appreciation is one very important lesson I learned, though sometimes I have to
    remind myself to actually apply it. I find that constantly revisiting all the things I`ve proved myself I`m capable of, all the things I`m really talented or good at and the things I`ve accomplished helps me mantain a positive attitude and therefore face whatever difficulties and setbacks in a more confident and relaxed way.

    P.S. I admire you ladies so much! I think The Conversation is such a great show, I wish you will manage to bring the old 40 minutes long format back sometimes soon, because I really miss it. Your conversations and your guests are always so inspiring and delightful, and so are you, Amanda!

    Lots of hugs from Romania!!

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