20 Meghan Markle Quotes That Continue to Inspire Us

Madison Breaux | May 23, 2019 Celebrities
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  • On Her Growing Family

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    When Meghan, Harry, and Baby Sussex made their first public appearance as a family of three, the duchess said, “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy.” OK, now that's just too cute.
  • On the Value of Saying 'No'

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    In an interview with InStyle, Meghan said, "I’ve also learned that saying 'no' is just as valuable as saying 'yes.' It’s something that, I think, comes with age and really having a sense of your self-worth. And then you make choices based on that."

  • On Her Celebrity Status

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    Meghan isn't one to use her celeb status for personal gain, that's for sure! She once said to Elle, "With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility -- to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire."

  • On Meeting Prince Harry

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    Meghan is quite famously known for saying this when speaking about her first date with Prince Harry: "I didn't know much about him. And so the only thing that I had asked [my friend] when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, I said: 'Well, is he nice?' Cause if he wasn't kind it just didn't seem like it would make sense."

  • On Finding Passions

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    During a keynote speech for Create & Cultivate's 2016 conference, Meghan had this to say about finding your own passion, “Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years.”

  • On London's Diversity

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    In a speech celebrating her community cookbook, Meghan said, "I had just recently moved to London and I felt so immediately embraced by the women of the kitchen. Your warmth and your kindness, and also to be in this city and see in this one small room how multicultural it was ... I felt, on a personal level, so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity. That there are 12 countries represented in this one small room, is pretty outstanding."

  • Her Empowering UN Speech

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    Back in 2015, Meghan gave a passionate speech about women's equality in front of the Unite Nations. The entire speech is worth reading, but this one tidbit is particularly inspiring: "It is just imperative: women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, well then, you know what, they need to create their own table."

  • On the Importance of Food

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    Meghan wrote the foreword for her community cookbook, and in it she said, "I have a lifelong interest in the story of food -- where it comes from, why we embrace it, and how it brings us together: the universal connection to community through the breaking of bread."

  • On Her Feminist Baby

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    When asked about how her bump was treating her, Meghan had the absolute perfect response. The duchess said, "Very well! It's funny, I've actually been joking in the past few weeks ... I had seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy is, 'I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.'"

  • On Treating Yourself

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    Meghan told InStyle, "Take things with a grain of salt and find balance within your life. On your lunch break, leave to go and get some fresh air. You don’t need to make your life your job."

  • On Just How Wrong 'Jerry McGuire' Was

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    Meghan really held nothing back with Town & Country when she spoke about how important it is to know that you are enough. The soon-to-be duchess said, "... that the now iconic saying from Jerry Maguire, 'You complete me,' frankly, isn't true. You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just as you are."

  • On Creating Your Own Identity

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    Meghan wrote a column for Elle magazine (because yes, she's just that amazing) about her struggle with her identity. As we all know, the duchess is biracial, and she had her own personal journey about coming to terms with this. In her column, she wrote, "You push for colour-blind casting, you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be."

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