Attention, affection and appreciation, she has it all - but success hasn’t gone to her head. Time and again Deepika Padukone has proved to the world that she’s much more than just a pretty face in the showbiz - and there’s so much that we can learn from her. She speaks straight from the heart and her words seem to have profound impact on those who look upto her. Here are a few fantastic quotes by her that every girl should live by!
1. “I always think before I speak. I'm not the sort who will just say anything that comes to my mind. I'm a very emotional and sensitive person. But I'm also very strong and know my mind well.
2. “While I believe that when you are in the glamour industry, you have to look your best, I also believe being skinny is not 'hot and happening’.”
3. “My choices are like my fingerprints, they make me unique.”
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4. "I know how to deal with success and failure. The success of Om Shanti Om did not affect me nor did the failure of Chandni Chowk to China."
5. “It's good to be slightly ambitious, but I believe one shouldn't be too calculative. It's good to be on the edge, but I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart. And it has yielded the right results.”
6. "The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest."
7. “I feel ups and downs are a part of one's career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.”
8. "I’ve been through the grind where I’ve come home and there’s no dinner. I’ve forgotten to order it and I’ve slept on an empty stomach. I can proudly say that I own my home today and I’ve worked bloody hard for it.”
9. “I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you're not into it, you're not there.”
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10. “I think what you achieve in your life is the result of your own talent and hard work.”
11. "It’s not about the bags he buys me, or the rocks, or the dinners, or the holidays he can take me on. I’m a self-made girl. I know I’ve achieved a lot already and I don’t need a man for those things. I can buy myself the most expensive bag or the biggest rock I want. For me, it has to be about being my best friend, spending quality time with me, being able to have amazing conversations together even while we are sitting in a house or a car."
12. “I need my man to be mine. I need attention from him. I need to be loved. I need to be nurtured. I also need peace and stability in my relationships."
13. "I don't think one can look for love. I don't think you can decide 'I will marry this guy'. I think you have to go with the flow. I think when you're young you meet different people and I guess when the time is right and if it is the right person, I think you automatically know."
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14. “Never lose focus of what you want for yourself. People will try and pull you down. There might be things in your life, which will deter your confidence. There might be days when you want to break down; there could be days when you feel like giving up. It’s extremely important to be emotionally strong and be focused. Do it your own way. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes.”
15. “YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??”
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Published on Aug 06, 2016