10 Things We Can Learn From Phylicia Rashad About Sisterhood, Self-Love, And Self-Determination

June 19, 2017  |  

5th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CA
Featuring: Phylicia Rashad
Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States
When: 09 Feb 2016
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

They say with age comes wisdom and when it comes to Phylicia Rashad she has shared a wealth of words women can learn from her in her 69 years of life.

Most fans of “The Cosby Show” can’t see past Claire Huxtable to appreciate who Rashad is outside of her iconic character, but a quick search of some of the actress and singer’s most memorable quotes proves Rashad can teach many of us a thing or two about living. Below, we’ve comprised a list of Rashad’s most poignant words about sisterhood, self-determination, self-care, self-love, and perseverance. Let them guide you through the rest of this year as Rashad begins her 69th year of life.


“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.”


“Loving oneself isn’t hard, when you understand who and what ‘yourself’ is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.”


“There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.”


“How is it that you profess love for God but can’t accept another human being?”


“There’s all kinds of mothers, so to use the label ‘mother’ and to think you really understood all that a human being is because she’s a mother, is a mistake.”


“You have to learn how to care about people without taking on all of their problems.”


“What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.”


“Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways – ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.”


“The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don’t give up. I don’t beat myself up about negative things.”


“The act of giving expands one’s entire life experience because nothing is more fulfilling than one’s capacity to give.”

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