10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week

Michelle Obama on the importance of hope. Plus, Michelle Williams, Chrissy Teigen and more

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Michelle Obama
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"Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept and Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don't have hope? What do you give your kids if you can't give them hope?"

Michelle Obama, on her wish for the country once she steps away from the White House, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey

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"No matter what I do, I'm not going to look 20 or 30. I just want to look great for 50. I exercise, eat healthy and take really good care of my skin. There's pressure on women to do the undoable, which is not age. But it's about looking great for however old you are, regardless of what that number is."

— Cindy Crawford, on taking care of herself at 50, to New Beauty

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"Growing up and playing these tournaments when I was younger … I didn't really see a lot of people that was my color — that was Black. So I think I just got used to it. Then when you go to, like, to Russia or a lot of these countries — you just really kind of stick out. But I like to stick out."

Serena Williams, on making it as an African-American woman in tennis, in an ESPN special

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"I would just like to be here long enough to have my children grow up and for me to see them thriving. Right? So that's all I ask. And that my husband and I are with each other."

Nicole Kidman, on her ultimate wish, on CBS Sunday Morning

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"As soon as I become that natural girl, someone's telling me I need to slap a perm on my head. And as soon as I become that girl with the perm on my head, someone's telling me that I need to be that natural girl. It comes down to the individual being comfortable with themselves to disregard those beauty norms."

— Keke Palmer, on the pressure society places on women, to The Coveteur

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"As hate is rising, we just have to be louder ... It's a sad time [for the Mexican-American community] but it's good because it's asking for a reaction."

— Diego Luna, on President-elect Donald Trump, on Conan

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Louis Vuitton Presents A Special Screening Of "Manchester By The Sea"
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"I'm so in love with her. She's proof that the love of your life does not have to be a man! That's the love of my life right there."

— Michelle Williams, speaking about best friend Busy Philipps, at a screening of her film Manchester by the Sea

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"Finally, for the first time, I feel like I have a bit more of a womanly figure ... I think you just feel really feminine."

Chrissy Teigen, on her post-baby body, to Elle Australia

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"She taught us to see people as people. All people. Taught us to understand our place in the world. And our place in the world is, if you want to be a leader, you can be that."

— Octavia Spencer, on the lesson her late mother taught her, to PEOPLE

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Lena Dunham
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"My words were spoken from a sort of 'delusional girl' persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance (that's what my TV show is too) and it didn't translate. That's my fault. I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy."

— Lena Dunham, apologizing for comments she made on her Women of the Hour podcast, on Instagram

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