Valerie Harper Quotes

However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.

Be grateful for each moment we have and be happy, but more than anything live it fully.

I don’t think of dying, I think of being here now.

Don’t go to the funeral until the day of the funeral – live this day.

Life is amazing. Live it to the fullest. Stay as long as you can.

Dessert doesn’t count if you eat under an assumed identity.

When I was younger I’d berate myself: You’re fat, you’re not a good dancer, you’ll never have a boyfriend. I don’t sweat that kind of stuff anymore. Now every day is a miracle. I’ve also learned that if something is painful or upsetting, you shouldn’t hide from it. You should make it part of your life instead.

I heard that someone asked Mother Teresa what was most important in her work. I thought she’d say the Rosary but she said, ‘My nuns and I take very good care of ourselves so we can tend to the lepers and do whatever we need to assist.’ If you’re strong, or at least not hurting, you can inspire others.

I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn’t a star, just an actress. Forget it. I’m a star. I wanted it. I worked for it. I got it.

Don’t miss your life.

I’m painfully middle class.

In a one-woman show, there must be compelling material that you adore. In both of these there are conversations with you and another character. My Second City (improvisation) background comes in very handy for accent and body posture.