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Viola Davis Inspiring Quotes

12 Viola Davis Quotes That Will Make You Ugly Cry

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Viola Davis is making history. Not only is she the first black actress to win five SAG Awards, she's also the first black actress to be nominated for three Oscars. Each time Viola steps on stage to accept her trophies, she always manages to deliver a moving speech we all can be inspired by. In honor of her record-breaking success, we've rounded up some of her best quotes that will make you ugly cry.


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  • "I own my story. I own my failures. I'm not interested in being perfect. That's how I deal [with stress]. I don't put on a mask. I think that the effort to put on the mask is probably more detrimental than just being able to step up and admit your vulnerability in front of people who have enough empathy for you."
  • "I would love to be remembered as a person who used her life to inspire others in any way, shape or form."


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