Taraji P. Henson is an American actress. She majored in acting at Howard University and graduated as a single mother and eventually moved to LA to begin her Hollywood career.
Explore your creativity with classes in illustration, photography, design, and more. Start a Free Trial today.
Taraji founded a nonprofit organization, the Boris Laurence Henson Foundation which was named after her father who suffered from PTSD. The foundation was created as a forum for blacks to talk about their mental health issues.
Taraji is an inspiration to men and women out there that no matter the situation, they can do whatever they set their minds to. Here are some of her inspiring quotes.
Inspiring Tariji P. Henson Quotes
“Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I had a passion, I had a dream and I [dove] in and I went for my dream.”― Taraji P. Henson
“I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression. There’s no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things..” ― Taraji P. Henson
“Humans have a light side and a dark side, and it’s up to us to choose which way we’re going to live our lives. Even if you start out on the dark side, it doesn’t mean you have to continue your journey that way. You always have time to turn it around.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“It’s up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you’re not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can’t rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“I’m always interested in challenging myself and pushing, and seeing how far I can go.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“I didn’t hear the naysayers when they were like, ‘You’re too old to go to California, if you don’t hit by 25, you’re not going to make it.’ I will be 46 this year. I am just touching the surface. I am just getting started.” ― Taraji P. Henson
Check out: 15 Most Powerful & Inspiring Quotes On Expectations
“At the end of the day, I stand by who I am. I’m a good person.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“What if I believed those people who told me that when I became pregnant in college that I wouldn’t finish? I walked across that stage with my son on my hip and I collected my degree.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“If you listen to people and you allow people to project their fears onto you, you won’t live.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“My first big heartbreak proved to me that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“Don’t you ever dim your light to make someone else feel comfortable. God gave you that light to share with the world. If someone can’t take your brightness, politely hand them a pair of fabulous shades, and wish them well on their journey. More importantly, pray that they tap into the light God gave them.”― Taraji P. Henson
Also read: Top 40 P. Diddy Quotes To Help You Be Rich
“I felt compelled to jump into action. You know they say it’s easy to sit around and complain, but you have to be the change you want to see.”― Taraji P. Henson
“What gives me the greatest satisfaction is the number of people I can affect with my gift, with what I do. That’s the most important thing to me, more important than any trophy or award.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“I know what I want. He knows what he wants. Age really doesn’t matter. It’s experiences, in life that will age you.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“My father always told me, ‘If you are blessed, then it’s your job to go out to the world and bless someone else. If I have everything, what is everything if I can’t share it? People make the world go ’round. We need each other.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“I’m nothing without God.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“I try and look at myself as a comedian. I laugh at myself a lot and I don’t take myself too personally and I will beat you to the punch about myself before you can.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“Money doesn’t make it all go away. Money fixes nothing. I know people who are filthy rich, and who are the most miserable people in the world.” ― Taraji P. Henson
Also read: Top 35 Inspiring Quotes On Being A Person of Courage
“Body diversity, it’s very important, because that’s where shame comes in. That’s where you feel like, ‘Well, I don’t fit because I look a certain way. Well, you look a certain way because God made you and you’re perfect,” ― Taraji P. Henson
“No matter how often you fall from grace, what matters most is how many times you get up.”― Taraji P. Henson
“The grace and understanding for the familial choices of married women is a given. The humanity of single moms comes with asterisks, ridicule, and judgmental questions.” ― Taraji P. Henson
“When I meet a person and that chemistry is there, I cannot hide the electricity. I need to learn more about him, and once I feel safe, I’m gone, I’m in love, and I give it my all!”― Taraji P. Henson