Robin Roberts quotes:

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  • The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.

  • Oh well, the truth hurts, doesn't it?

  • Before, I would play a little hoops, a little tennis. Now it's more yoga, Pilates, stretching, some light weight work, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance things. When I used to live on the eleventh floor, I would take the steps. I don't do that so much now. I'm taking the elevator a bit more these days.

  • I want people to know there are infinite possibilities in life to be grateful for. I love that people feel comfortable coming up to me and telling me stories about things they have gone through.

  • My treatment ended in March/April of '08. It wasn't until the end of that summer that I started to feel I wasn't depressed. Even when I went on vacation to Saint Lucia, I was kind of depressed, even though it was such a beautiful place.

  • There is no magical reason why I am where I am. And there is absolutely no reason why you can't be where you want to be. If it can happen for me, it can happen for you, too. And it would be a privilege for me to help you get there.

  • Now I don't put things in the boxes anymore. I'm just focusing on right now.

  • It is something that is called MDS. It is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. I'm going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it.

  • My mama told me in college, 'I love you, and you're God's child, but natural beauty will only take you so far.'

  • Generally in the Little League you're up against a good pitcher who throws like hell. What does the coach say? Get a walk. Isn't that beautiful way to learn to hit? For four years you stand up there looking for a walk.

  • I was brought up with the 3 Ds: Determination, Discipline and Da Lord.

  • My feeling is that when you're managing a baseball team, you have to pick the right people to play and then pray a lot.

  • I think there's a myth that people feel, that people of success are never fearful, that we're never challenged, that we have some supernova - no, we're like everybody else.

  • I am stronger than I thought I was. My favorite phrase has been 'This too shall pass.' I now understand it really well.

  • I cannot believe how fine I am with being bald.

  • It was part of the reason I almost didn't go public with my diagnosis - I was embarrassed. I felt, 'Oh, I've always talked about exercising. And I got cancer.' And then I realized it's a great example of showing that cancer can hit anyone at any time.

  • Everything's the same; I'm living with cancer and it's not going to stop me. But until you really test yourself and challenge yourself, I don't think you quite know.

  • ?You don't have to be in shape to bowl. It's the only sport where there's a way to signal for a cocktail waitress.?

  • As I like to say, take the shot, even if your knees are shaking.

  • Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. Makes it easier when the tough times arrive. You have to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel.

  • Dreams are vague and far away. Goals are tangible and achievable.

  • I feel it's okay to get angry with God. He can take it. Just don't stay angry. It takes courage to believe that the best is yet to come. I hold steadfast to that belief, especially when I come face-to-face with adversity.

  • I have never been happier, or healthier, than I am right now.

  • I've still got it. I refuse to lose.

  • I've taken my cue from people here and from viewers, especially survivors-who said, 'When it's time to literally flip your wig, you'll know.'

  • It's about focusing on the fight and not the fright.

  • Every now and again I just really have to have that steak or lamb chop. But yeah, B.C. - before cancer - I would eat red meat probably three or four times a week, easily. I am convinced that the amount of red meat I contributed to it.

  • At one point, we were all fearful. But as you get older, it's the things you don't do that you regret, more so than the things you do. When fear knocks, answer.

  • Find the meaning behind whatever it is you're going through because everybody's got something.

  • I love a doctor who can respect that somebody else is on your team, and that's God.

  • It takes courage to believe the best is yet to come!

  • Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome.

  • Life provides losses and heartbreak for all of us-but the greatest tragedy is to have the experience and miss the meaning.

  • Optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use.

  • The tragedy is not so much the experience that you're having. The tragedy is that we don't take the time to understand the meaning and purpose behind what we're going through.

  • There are those of us who believe out of that faith tradition that God never puts more on us than we can bear, and yet there are times, I think, particularly given what you were up against, that we have to question whether or not we have the capacity, the ability, the wherewithal, to actually endure it.

  • Things happen along the way in our path. Instead of looking at it as a wall that's being put up in front of us, look at it as as opportunity to scale new heights and to climb that wall - to see and do things you didn't think you were capable of.

  • Venture outside your comfort zone. To stop growing is to stop living.

  • We are all a little bit stronger than we think we are.

  • When fear knocks, let faith answer the door.

  • When my mother makes out her income tax return every year, under occupation she writes, eroding my daughter's self-esteem.

  • You can be fearful or fearless...I chose the latter

  • You have to be willing to put yourself in position for good things to happen

  • You have to CHANGE the way you THINK in order to CHANGE the way you FEEL

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