Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination from Dancing With the Stars last night could have been an occasion for the The View co-host to rail against the judges or begrudge her fellow competitor, who had a lower score on Monday’s performance episode. Instead, Shepherd set the Internet ablaze with her inspirational words to fans: “That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say, ‘I don’t know if I can do it, I’m scared — run towards it because it’s so amazing on the other side.”
Shepherd joins a long list of celebrities who have doled out affirming advice. Below, watch Shepherd’s decidedly less tearful appearance on Good Morning America with partner Val Chmerkovskiy today, then and help us run down some of our favorite celeb’s words to live by.
Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life … Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Woody Allen: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
Coco Chanel: “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them. “
Kanye West: “NO ALCOHOL BEFORE TATTOOS”
Boy George: “If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.”
John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
Wilson Mizner: “Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.”
Mick Jagger: “You can’t always get what you want.”
Janis Joplin: “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
Oprah Winfrey: “[Life is] one choice at a time. … Just daily choosing to do what [feels] like the right thing to do.”
George Burns: “Be sure to wear a good cologne, a nice aftershave lotion, and a strong underarm deodorant. And it might be a good idea to wear some clothes, too.”
Mae West: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
What do you say, PopWatchers? What the best celebrity advice you’ve ever heard?