Happy birthday, Ellen DeGeneres! Ellen, who turns 55 today, inspires her fans in many different ways. While being laugh-out-loud funny, Ellen manages to never cross the line into mean. And in her personal life, she's become a role model for being true to yourself. Ellen overcame professional disappointment after coming out very publicly in 1997 to become an epically successful talk-show host in a very happy marriage with her wife, Portia de Rossi. To celebrate her birthday, take a look at some her best quotes on love, work life, and the importance of being a nice person.