58 Inspiring Rihanna Quotes That Will Make You Feel Stronger In Your Own Skin

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Mega star Rihanna is a very authentic woman who wears her clothes and swagger different than anybody on this planet, she is her own brand of badass. Very early on, at 14 years old, Rhi Rhi began to realize the power of being unique, bold and daring, and it helped her find her true self deep within. She would wear boys clothes as a teen and her mother bought her and her brother the same jeans, hats and shirts. Today, as a flamboyant and leading lady who has revolutionized the industry of music with her curvy hips and confident spits, Rihanna empowers other women through her lyrics and lifestyle. Although she has faced much criticism and scrutiny, especially for her relationship with Chris Brown, her fans have learned to respect her for her genuine ways as she opened up about her struggles and being human. No can deny that Rihanna is real, and that is why she has gained such a huge following. Through these 58 super inspiring Rihanna quotes and personal statements you will understand the life essentials of being confident, being your true self and not caring about what everyone else is thinking or doing.


1.) Live Your Life For You:

“When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me.” – Rihanna 


2.) Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin:

“You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body.” – Rihanna

3.) Don’t Seek Attention From Others:

“I don’t do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.” – Rihanna

4.) Think Different:

“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently.” – Rihanna 

5.) Maturity Is Not Age Based:

“People think, because we’re young, we aren’t complex, but that’s not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might.” – Rihanna 

6.) Do You:

“Sometimes I’ll wear something and think, I’m going to get so much flack for this tomorrow, but if I want to wear it, I will. If I dress too sexy, then I’m a slut; if I dress sophisticated, then I’m a grandma. At the end of the day, I just wear what I want to wear.” – Rihanna


7.) Flow With What YOU Enjoy:

“I like to be creative.” – Rihanna 

8.) Your Power Lies Within:

“They’re gonna keep knocking away until all this comes crashing down. But I’m not gonna ever crash. I’m in control.” – Rihanna


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9.) Be Approachable And Real:

“It’s amazing how lonely you can feel and like nobody understands…The moment you are vulnerable, someone always reaches out….They go through the same things. I want them to feel comfortable knowing that I have flaws as wells. I want them to know those flaws. I’m afraid of the pedestal…I want to be a peer to my fans” – Rihanna

10.) The Grass Is Just As Green On Your Own Side:

“You just want something else that someone else has, but that doesn’t mean what you have isn’t beautiful, because people always want what you have, and you always want what they have – no one is ever 100 per cent like, ‘Yes, I’m the bomb dot com – from head to toe!'” – Rihanna 


11.) Rihanna’s Relationship Advice:

“If someone is right for you, you’ll know it.” – Rihanna 

12.) Rhi Rhi’s Main Purpose:

“It is one thing to record an album but it’s a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it.” – Rihanna 


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13.) Embrace Your Journey:

“I have such incredible experiences in my life.” – Rihanna 

14.) Be Excited About The Future:

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what life brings to me.” – Rihanna 

15.) More Relationship Advice:

“You don’t want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That’s what I’m missing right now.” – Rihanna 

16.) Be The Truest Extension Of Yourself:

“I’m crazy and I don’t pretend to be anything else.” – Rihanna 

17.) Be Enthusiastic About Your Passions:

“Music is in my DNA!” – Rihanna 

18.) Aim High:

“I want to be the black Madonna.” – Rihanna


19.) Fake It Until You Make It:

“I had to fake it till I made it. That’s what I had to do. I had to pretend that I was as comfortable. I really was not…I just felt like I had to fake it. I had to just go for it.” – Rihanna 


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20.) Live Your Life Lyrics:

“You’re gonna be a shining star, with fancy clothes, fancy cars.  And then you’ll see, you’re gonna go far. Cause everyone knows, just who you are. So live your life – Rihanna


21.) Another Live Your Life Verse:

“Now everybody watchin’ what I do. Come walk in my shoes, And see the way I’m livin’ if you really want to. I got my mind on my money and I not goin’ away, ay. So keep on gettin’ your paper keep on climbin’. Look in the mirror and keep on shinin’. Til’ the game ends, til’ the clock stops. We gonna post up on the top spot.” – Rihanna 


22.) Everyone’s Struggles Are Received Differently:

“No one can understand what your’re feeling unless they burned the way you burned” – Rihanna

23.) On Fashion:

“Wear the clothes. Don’t let them wear you.” – Rihanna


24.) Do What Comes Natural To You:

“Everyone was really surprised when I started liking new things and changing my image. I was 16 when i was signed and I’m 22 now. My musical taste and image is going to change naturally. It’s not forced, I do what comes natural to me. Sometimes i like to be dark… other times I like to be really light and lady-like.” – Rihanna

25.) On Size Zero Models:

“Being a size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn’t try and be like them, it is not realistic and it is not healthy. You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins. They know that if we see an outfit on a mannequin in a shop window we will love it and want to buy it whatever size we are. That’s why they have size zero models – they want to sell clothes. But you have to remember that it’s not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that.” – Rihanna


26.) Rihanna’s Inspiration:

“I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work. If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world.” – Rihanna

27.) Eye For An Eye Makes The Whole World Blind:

“I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. I don’t hate them for it. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.” – Rihanna

28.) On Princess Diana:

“You know who is the best who ever did it? Princess Diana. She was like – she killed it. Every look was right. She was gangster with her clothes. She had these crazy hats. She got over-size jackets. I loved everything she wore!” – Rihanna

29.) Life Is A Quick Ride, Enjoy It:

“Life’s too short to be sitting around miserable.” – Rihanna

30.) The Truth About Failure:

“Never a failure, always a lesson.” – Rihanna

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31.) Give Up The Good To Go For The Great:

“Nothing in life comes easily. Everything comes with sacrifice.” – Rihanna

32.) Lyrics From Diamonds:

“Find light in the beautiful sea. I choose to be happy.” – Rihanna

33.) The Journey Should Be Most Celebrated:

“Success for me isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. Everybody’s working to get to the top but where is the top? It’s all about working harder and getting better and moving up and up.” – Rihanna

34.) Rihanna’s Reasons Behind Her Music:

“I want to make music that’s hopeful, uplifting. Nothing corny or super-sentimental, I want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you’re going through. I want it to spark that fire. I want it to be real, authentic, raw.” – Rihanna


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35.) The Power Of Love:

“Love makes you go places you probably wouldn’t ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits.” – Rihanna


36.) Looking At The Positives From Her Abuse Incident:

“Even for him [Chris Brown], like, he knows now that he’s never going to do that again. And now, young girls also, they learn from it, and I really hope young men can learn from it. Even more than the girls, the men really need to learn from it. Because everyone’s focusing on the women, but the problem isn’t the women.” – Rihanna

37.) More On The Chris Brown Incident:

“There are people in the world who will love you, and people in the world who will hurt you, and there are people in the world who will do both.” – Rihanna 

38.) Empowering Women:

“I think women want freedom, they want to be empowered, they want hope, they want love, they want all the things that I want and I’m not afraid to say those things and act on them, and I think that’s why they identify with me.” – Rihanna 


39.) Be Inspired To Make A Difference:

“When I was young and I would watch television and I would see all the children suffering, I always said: when I grow up, I want to help.” – Rihanna 


40.) A Pure Non-Conformist:

“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane.” – Rihanna 


41.) The Inspiring Reason Behind Her Hand Gun Tattoo:

“I know, but I got used to it. And I understand it. Everybody has an opinion about everything. But an opinion is just an opinion – I can only respect it but I can’t do anything to change their minds or to change the way I feel. Nothing is going to change because of their opinion. Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No. That’s when I got the gun,’ she points to her handgun tattoo. ‘It was a symbol of strength – it was “I’ll never be a victim!” I had all these eyes on me, critic after critic after critic! I’d heard so many things I was kind of numb to it. When I had my breaking point – my turning point, sorry – I got enough s*** where I had to make a decision. I was like, who am I trying to please? None of these motherf***ers know me! Why do I care about what they think? I started thinking, what if I went my whole life trying to please everybody? You will never please everybody. And you haven’t pleased yourself ’cos you’ve been so busy trying to please everybody and then it’s too late. I had to have that breakthrough, to tap into who I really was. And the truth. And trusting myself again.” – Rihanna 


42.) Embrace Certain Aspects Of Failures:

“It’s all about honesty. This is not failure, it’s lessons. It’s not the end. If you learn from mistakes it’s not failure. If you go and do the exact same f***ing thing then that’s the stupidest thing ever and it probably won’t work the second time.” – Rihanna 

43.) Be Confident And Comfortable With Who You Are:

“People straight up don’t know who I am; they just know what I look like, they know the idea of me. But—they’ll learn more this time, because now I let my guard down, and I’m more comfortable just being myself. That’s exactly what I want to be.” – Rihanna 



44.) Two Choices:

“When a door closes you have two choices: give up, or keep going” – Rihanna 


45.) Rhi Rhi’s Motto:

“I’m the type that don’t give a f**k” – Rihanna


46.) Be Happy Regardless Of What Others Think:

“I think a lot of people are afraid of being happy because of what others might think of it” – Rihanna 


47.) Another Live Your Life Verse:

“You’re gonna be a shining star, with fancy clothes, fancy cars.  And then you’ll see, you’re gonna go far. Cause everyone knows, just who you are. So live your life – Rihanna


48.) On Being Human:

“I’m in a positive space, but I do have my days. Everybody has their days.” – Rihanna


49.) Born To Be Different, Even As A Kid:

“When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.” – Rihanna

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50.) Putting Yourself Out There Is Tough:

“It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough.” – Rihanna 


51.) Don’t Hang On To Anything That Drags You Down:

“Let go of the things that make you feel dead. Life is worth living!” – Rihanna 


52.) Always Ignore Drama And Unnecessary Attention:

“Attention is something I’ve learned to ignore. This is what I do: I live my life and they document it.” – Rihanna


53.) Life Is Challenging For Everyone:

“I feel like it is hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous.” – Rihanna 


54.) Listen To The Desires Of Your Heart From Within:

“People hesitate to follow their desires because they don’t know how to divide their soul from their spirit.” – Rihanna


55.) Appreciate The Challenges:

“I just love a challenge, whether it’s a relationship, my career, clothing.” – Rihanna

56.) Break Past The Rules Of Society:

“There are rules. But rules are meant to be broken.” – Rihanna 


57.) Let Go Of The Old To Find The New:

“You can’t master your future if you’re still a slave to your past.” – Rihanna 


58.) Steadily Stay Focused On The Big Picture:

“Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.” – Rihanna 



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