28 Selena Quotes That Will Make You Feel Like You Can Conquer The World


Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

With all that Selena Gomez has experienced in her 28 years on this earth, it is no surprise that this pop singer is full of wisdom. In honor of today being the "Lose You To Love Me" singer's 28th birthday, we compiled some of her most inspirational quotes to help you get through the toughest of times. Read on for Selena's motivating words about friendship, how to feel empowered and how she's navigated her career.

Photo: Wes and Alex for iHeartRadio

1. "I want to say it’s okay not to know what you want to do with the rest of your life. It’s a journey to find your direction or your passion so don’t get frustrated by the mistakes and setbacks, as they happen to all of us." — Facebook and Instagram's #Graduation2020 event

Photo: Wes and Alex for iHeartRadio 

2. "When my family came here from Mexico, they set into motion my American story as well as theirs. I'm a proud, third-generation American-Mexican, and my family's journeys and their sacrifice helped me get me to where I am today." —#Immigrad 2020 Virtual Commencement

Photo: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio 

3. "There’s so much of my friendship with Taylor that people don’t know about because we don’t necessarily feel the need to post about everything we do. She has showed up for me in ways that I would have never expected. Flown in because I was hurt and was going through something. Stuff that was going on with my family. It’s been proven year after year and in every moment of my life that she is one of my best friends in the world. We don’t agree on everything, but we respect each other with everything." —WSJ magazine

Photo: Getty Images 

4. "I realize everybody wants what they don't have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what's on the outside!" - Twist

Photo: Getty Images

5. "You can't be afraid of what people are going to say, because you're never going to make everyone happy." — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images 

6. "If you are able to look yourself in the mirror every day with the decisions that you make, that's where power starts." — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images

7. “Girl power is almost more powerful and more special than anything we are competing for.” — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images 

8. “If you are broken you do not have to stay broken.” — 2014 American Music Awards

Photo: Getty Images 

9. “I've gotten to the point where the label of 'best friend' is so ridiculous. If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.” — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images

10. You all have pressure that you have to deal with every day – with school, with work, with friends, with parents, with family. [People] tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be. Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don't know how to be anything but myself." — 2014 WeDay Speech

Photo: Getty Images 

11. “I'm human, I'm not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I'm already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.” — E! Entertainment Special: Selena Gomez

Photo: Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio

12. “I feel safe with my fans. I’m going to meet every single one of them. They’re the goodness of what I do.” — Billboard

Photo: Getty Images 

13. "I think I'm pretty confident in the decisions and the choices I make in my personal life and career, but the same time I also let my fans know that, just like them, I have insecurities. I have moments when I don't feel good about myself. I think people can forget that, at the end of the day, I'm just a normal girl dealing with lots of the same issues as them." — Bliss

14. “There’s a certain standard women are held to because...I don’t know. So many women nowadays are so loud about it. We need to cause a bit of uproar, because I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it. It’s absurd.” — Billboard

Photo: Getty Images 

15. “I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am. And I think it took me a long while to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed b before…I did gain weight, but I don’t care.” — On Air With Ryan Seacrest

Photo: Getty Images 

16. "People are going to bring you down because of your drive, but, ultimately, it makes you a stronger person to turn your cheek and go the other way." — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images 

17. “I don't want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls,” she says. “I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.” — Refinery29

Photo: Getty Images 

18. ”I don't alter my life because of what people are going to talk about. If I go and have a great time, I live my life and nothing is going to dictate how I feel unless I let it.” — Rolling Stone

19. "At the end of the day success is nothing if you don't have the right people to share it with, you're just gonna end up lonely." — E! News

Photo: Getty Images

20. “I'm glad my life was never perfect.” — Rolling Stone

Photo: Getty Images 

21. "The older I've gotten, the more I've learned that I have to open myself up to all opportunities. Maybe I'll get burned and not meet the right people, but I won't know until I do it." — Teen Vogue

Photo: Getty Images 

22. “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons." — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images 

23. “Sometimes you'll have moments where you'll feel weak. They're supposed to encourage you, they're supposed to motivate you and push you.” — Seventeen

Photo: Getty Images 

24. ”...one by one, I will be able to change the dialogue and people won’t care about everything that’s happened to me.” — GQ

Photo: Getty Images 

25. “I’ve been very vulnerable with my fans, and sometimes I say things I shouldn’t. But I have to be honest with them. I feel that’s a huge part of why I’m where I am.” — Vogue

Photo: Getty Images 

26. “I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.” — Vogue

27. "I think it’s important to balance out where I am and I’ve been doing this for a really long time and my sanity has meant everything to me, and a lot of that is my faith.” — Elvis Duran and the Morning Show

Photo: Getty Images 

28. "The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don't think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power." —Into the Gloss

Photo: Wes and Alex for iHeartRadio