Diva Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old diva quotes, diva sayings, and diva proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they're dealing with.     

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I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.     

Mae West

I may be high maintenance but I can afford to maintain myself.     

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If I ever let my head down, it will be just to admire my shoes.     

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I'll not be any man's half-time, down-time, spare time or sometimes. So don't waste my time.     

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Eat diamonds for breakfast and shine all day.     

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A true diva is graceful and talented and strong and fearless and brave and someone with humility.     

Beyonce

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.     

Maya Angelou

Diva's aren't made, they're born.     

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Big girls need big diamonds.     

Elizabeth Taylor

Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.     

Carrie Bradshaw

When Im good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.     

Mae West

Alpha females don't run in packs.     

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I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.     

Mae West

Diva's don't do drama, we do business.     

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A diva is a female version of a hustler.     

Beyonce

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.     

Barbara Walters

There's something so special about a woman who dominates a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.      

Rihanna

A true diva knows there’s more to life than glue-on lashes and red lips. You already know—or at least you know you’re supposed to know—that beauty comes from the inside, but to be a diva, you’ve got to get to the point where you actually unquestioningly believe that. You can spend hours and a ton of money perfecting your flawless face and sick body, but if you don't have the personality or the sense of humor to back it up, then you’re focusing on the wrong damn things. An ugly personality always trumps a beautiful face. Always. And anyone who doesn’t know that isn’t a diva. She’s just an asshole with an attitude.     

Michelle Visage

Bitches and divas are not the same thing. . . . Bitchiness comes from a place of insecurity, but being a diva comes from a place of strength and love.      

Michelle Visage

Being the kind of diva I’m talking about isn’t about demanding all the green M&M’s be plucked from your snack bowl in your dressing room. It’s about staying late, trying harder, and working whatever you’ve got. My divas get shit done while staying true to who they are.      

Michelle Visage

Don't worry! When I'm furious, I'm at my best.     

Maria Callas

I am a diva, but if you look at the Italian definition of the word in a dictionary it is actually something very beautiful.     

Diana Ross

It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you got to work it.     

Diana Ross

You are a diva. And you have been a nightmare, but you're not a diva because you're a nightmare. You're a diva because you're talented, and ambitious, and because no one else in the world can do what you . . . can do. That's what being a diva's all about. Being an original. One of a kind. So hold the nightmare, but bring the diva.     

Kurt Hummel

A strong woman understands that gifts such as logic, decisiveness and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.     

Nancy Rathburn

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.     

Paris Hilton

To have character is to be big enough to take life on.     

Mary Caroline Richards

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.     

Marilyn Monroe

Eventually you just have to realize that you're living for an audience of one. I'm not here for anyone else's approval.     

Pamela Anderson

There are some women who seem to be born without fear, just as there are people who are born without the ability to feel pain.... Providence appears to protect such women, maybe out of astonishment.     

Margaret Atwood

I think the key is for women not to set any limits.     

Martina Navratilova

My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.     

Eartha Kitt

I'm a real rebel with a cause.     

Nina Simone

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

Rihanna

I was a bigger-than-life persona before I was anyone in my own mind.     

Raquel Welch

If I had any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva.     

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.     

Aretha Franklin

A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.     

Patti LaBelle

The word diva to me means doing something supernatural with something natural.     

Patti LuPone

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.     

Patti LaBelle

The mere fact that I exist means that I deserve to be here and to express myself any damn why I please.     

Euphoria Godsent

To be good is to be forgotten. I'm going to be so bad I'll always be remembered.     

Theda Bara

Just because I don't act like a Diva doesn't mean you shouldn't treat me like a Diva.     

Karen E. Quinones Miller

I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.     

Eartha Kitt

If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.     

Mariah Carey

I know I can be diva-ish sometimes, but I have to be in control. The nature of my life, the nature of what I do, is divadom, it really is.     

Mariah Carey

In this world, I call the shots and I think I know best.     

Mariah Carey

Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don't like to lose, and if I'm told 'no', then I find another way to get my 'yes'.     

Naomi Campbell