When thinking of celebrities, people often think of a seemingly perfect individual who lacks intelligence. The celebrities featured in this post are everything but that: they remind us what is important and how introspection can bring us closer to Christ. Their words align well with Mormon ideals.
1. Emma Watson
“I think that it is very important if you know what you want, understand where you are heading towards and try your best to get it. It is only when we use our hearts to do it and fall in love with what we are doing, then can we really get real determination.”
Finding a direction in life — especially in a career— is a tough decision. General Authorities desire members to follow the commandments as they righteously choose a career that they enjoy.
2. Kelsey Grammer
“Apologies are pointless. Regrets come too late. What matters is that you can move on, and you can grow.”
Like the Prodigal Son, we have the option to use our agency, and if we choose, return to the gospel and live righteously. Anyone can change and have a true conversion of the heart, and that’s what we need to remember.
3. Oprah Winfrey
“Make the right decision, even when nobody’s looking — especially when nobody’s looking — and you will always turn out OK.”
Members of the Church are prompted to act with righteousness, virtue and dignity at all times and in all things and in all places.
4. Demi Lovato
“Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want and to do what makes you happy.”
One of the ultimate blessings Christ stood for was the agency of Heavenly Father’s children. We have the right to make choices and act accordingly, though we must remember some actions have eternal consequences.
“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”
Members of the Church are often reminded of charity, the true love of Christ. Embracing charity, especially in the midst of trials, will always yield eternal blessings.
6. Angelina Jolie
“Family is what grounds you.”
In the latter days, the foundation of the family is essential for eternal progression.
7. Taylor Swift
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
Acts of service are best executed with a pleasant and positive attitude.
8. Deepak Chopra
“This is the key to life: the ability to reflect, the ability to know yourself, the ability to pause for a second before reacting automatically. If you can truly know yourself, you will begin the journey of transformation.”
It is important to remember to take moments to breathe in life and enjoy God’s miracles that we often take for granted. Balance in this life is key to our potential godly nature and nature of our temperament.
8. Robert DeNiro
“A lot of young actors have the idea that, ‘I’ve got to do this right. There’s a right way to do this.’ But there’s no right or wrong. There’s only good and bad. And “bad” usually happens when you’re trying too hard to do it right. There’s a very broad spectrum of things that can inhibit you. The most important thing for actors — and not just actors, but everybody — is to feel loose enough to create what you want to create and be free to try anything. To have choices.”
To use our agency and make choices are powerful and influential aspects of not only our lives, but also the lives around us.
9. Albert Einstein
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
As we came to Earth, we were reminded of the trials we would inevitably face. But we do not have to be alone and these trials often lead to personal betterment and eternal happiness.
10. Brendan Fraser
“As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I just pray to be worthy of it.”
This quote shows incredible insight on the topic of humility. As we are humble, we will often feel the influences of the Spirit, revealing our personal worthiness.