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Motivational Valerie Harper Quotes and Sayings

Valerie Harper Quotes:- Valerie Harper (August 22, 1939 – August 30, 2019) was an American actress. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959.

Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda.

For her work on Mary Tyler Moore, she thrice received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and later received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Rhoda.

Inspirational Valerie Harper Quotes and Sayings

“Really appreciate the sunset as you’re driving home, cursing all the terrible drivers on the road. Be where you are when you’re there rather than out there in the future or back there in the past.”Valerie Harper

Inspirational Valerie Harper Quotes

“Don’t go to the funeral until the day of the funeral. Live this day.”-Valerie Harper


“Life is amazing; live it to the fullest. Stay as long as you can.”-Valerie Harper

“I really want Americans, and all of us, to be less afraid of death and know that it’s a passage, but that – don’t go to the funeral before the day of the funeral.”-Valerie Harper


“Forgiving is giving up the wish that things could have been different. They weren’t. That’s the past. Let it go.”-Valerie Harper


“I’ve had very deep moments of sadness. What I do is really sob, really cry, do whatever it is, and then kind of release it. Then I can go to cook dinner or make a phone call to a friend.”-Valerie Harper

Inspirational Valerie Harper Quotes

“All of us are going to die. Every single one of us. So, while you’re alive, be alive.”-Valerie Harper


“I love sitting at home. I love laying in bed watching television.”-Valerie Harper


“Live fully in the instant.”-Valerie Harper


“Stop working so hard at being interesting and focus on what’s outside yourself. There are universes out there that need to be explored. And, an interested person is extremely interesting.”-Valerie Harper


80+ Inspiring Quotes From Valerie Harper


“When I wake up in the morning, I don’t say, ‘Oh, I have cancer. I say ‘Another day. How are you feeling? Good? Good.'”-Valerie Harper

“The body is just a rooming house.”-Valerie Harper


“I’m happier because I had to face what all of us try not to face: that we’re going to die. It’s a fact.”-Valerie Harper


“I’m talking about enjoying and finding pleasure and interest and happiness and curiosity every moment.”-Valerie Harper


“Above all, learn to live when you’re dying.”-Valerie Harper


“Sometimes I yell at my cancer cells, sometimes I make myself laugh.”-Valerie Harper


“We think it’s food that matters the most, but exercise and food both matter.”-Valerie Harper


“Miracles occur, or people die the next day.”-Valerie Harper


“I don’t see anything degrading about marriage or homemaking, but my husband and I pool the money we earn, along with the jobs around the house.”-Valerie Harper


“Mine’s called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. It’s incurable. It’s terminal. And it’s in a tiny space – a huge area all around the brain and up and down the spine. But it’s a small area where the spinal fluid is. It’s microscopic. You can’t see it. It isn’t lumped that they can say, ‘Oh we can zap that.'”-Valerie Harper

“Keep your chin up, and don’t go to the funeral – mine or yours or your loved one’s – until the day of the funeral because then you miss the life that you have left.”-Valerie Harper


50+ Best Valerie Harper Quotes


“I really got the ‘Rhoda’ flavor from studying my stepmother, Angela, who’s Italian, not Jewish. There’s really so little difference between the speech patterns and family attitudes of Jews and Italians in the New York area, anyway.”-Valerie Harper


“Don’t live in fear of dying.”-Valerie Harper


“I have an intention to live each moment fully.”-Valerie Harper


“The disease I have is a quite rare cancer, and it is located in a limited area – a very widespread area, but narrow. So a lot can happen if cancer starts getting really aggressive, pressing on parts of the brain and causing me to lose either my speech or my ability to think, etc.”-Valerie Harper


“I’m not dying until I do.”-Valerie Harper


“Life does not owe me a shred.”-Valerie Harper


“Knowing that you have something you have to deal with, rising to the occasion, builds character.”-Valerie Harper


“I first met Rhoda Morgenstern in the spring of 1970.”-Valerie Harper


“As physics has proven, we’re ultimately particulate matter, which means we are all one. That’s why racial and gender bias is so ridiculous.”-Valerie Harper

“We have a lot of fear around death, and I thought maybe I can help somebody… I want people to be less scared.”-Valerie Harper


“Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list, it will become a nominee.”-Valerie Harper


“I’m trying to live every moment as much as I can.”-Valerie Harper


“We all have a way to contribute, to your community, to your family, whatever it is you can do.”-Valerie Harper


Valerie Harper Quotes About Cancer


“As long as you’re alive, you can do something.”-Valerie Harper


“Cancer reminds me of a very bad but tenacious performer who, although no one wants to see, insists on doing an encore, having a return engagement, making a comeback and, worst of all, going on tour.”-Valerie Harper


“If you die, you’re not a failure.”-Valerie Harper


“There are times when I cry. I’ll sit in the chair and feel the depression, let it seethe. Then it starts to go away, and I find myself laughing, saying, ‘Well, that was dramatic.'”-Valerie Harper


“I know there are a whole bunch of ‘Rhoda’ rooters out there.”-Valerie Harper


“I’m painfully middle class.”-Valerie Harper


“I wouldn’t give people advice except to share with them what I’m doing, which is, You’re alive – stay alive.”-Valerie Harper


“I don’t have a reputation of being a super-witch who demands pink rugs in the dressing room.”-Valerie Harper


“Comedy is saving me.”-Valerie Harper


“I’ve always done character roles and tons of movies as the so-called star, but I always felt I was one of the team.”-Valerie Harper


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“I never did stand-up. If I’ve been funny ever, it was with other actors.”-Valerie Harper


“Though I’m 75, I’m not looking forward to death, but it’s there for all of us.”-Valerie Harper


“Luck is not an acceptable substitute for early detection.”-Valerie Harper


“I never smoked in my life. Neither did my mother. And so many women I meet whose mothers or aunts or whoever who have gotten lung cancer were no-time smokers.”-Valerie Harper


“I’ve always been a team player.”-Valerie Harper


“All of us have the same thing coming – death. It’s waiting. But I don’t want to go. I want to live to be 102!”-Valerie Harper


“I really developed an early love for ballet. Like most dancers, I am still ‘first’ a dancer. I’m very proud of it. Once you are a dancer, the physicality never leaves you, nor does the strength. Hopefully, it keeps you as an athlete.”-Valerie Harper


“Daddy was a salesman and away a lot, always working. My mom took me to the movies on Thursday nights because it was dish night when they gave you a free dish along with your movie ticket.”-Valerie Harper


“I’m basically an actress, not a comedienne, and if something comes along that appeals to me, I’ll do it.”-Valerie Harper


Top 10 Valerie Harper Quotes


“I am pretty heavy into causes. I’m an active Democrat, I boycott grapes, and I work for prison reform.”-Valerie Harper


“‘Incurable’ is a tough word. So is ‘terminal.'”-Valerie Harper


“On ‘Rhoda,’ they wanted my husband, Joe, to wear a pajama top when we were doing love scenes. They finally let him take it off as long as the audience saw him get into bed wearing pajama bottoms so they didn’t think he was completely naked underneath.”-Valerie Harper


“It can be frightening. I think, ‘I don’t want to go.’ But I give myself room to grieve.”-Valerie Harper


“I’ve had a good run; what more can I ask for?”-Valerie Harper


“Magazines airbrush everything. If you think it’s an illusion, then it probably is.”-Valerie Harper


“Women and young girls are constantly judging themselves by standards that aren’t real.”-Valerie Harper


“My mother was a Book of the Month Club devotee. I remember she always looked forward to Pearl Buck’s books.”-Valerie Harper