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Beauty Laverne Cox has been nominated for a Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for her role as Sophia in Orange Is The New Black at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards.

Check out some of her most inspiring quotes. The NAACP Image Awards airs February 11 on TVOne.

10 Quotes From NAACP Image Award Nominee Laverne Cox That Will Change Your Life  was originally published on

1. Self love is the best love.

Self love is the best love.

“It’s important with all of the messages that might tell you otherwise that you have that in yourself to say that ‘I am beautiful. I am smart and I’m amazing.’”

2. Love is power.

Love is power.

“When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.”

3. Beauty’s only skin deep.

Beauty’s only skin deep.

“My beauty is not about how I look. My beauty is about my heart and soul.”

4. Humans.


“Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared.”

5. Live out loud.

Live out loud.

“I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.”

6. Liberation.


“Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and everyone of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and for each other.”

7. Authenticity.


“If you have a problem with people living their lives and being authentically who they are, you really should go and do some soul-searching.”

8. Be you.

Be you.

“Believing you are unworthy of love and belonging – that who you are authentically is a sin or is wrong – is deadly. Who you are is beautiful and amazing.”

9. Dreams & Goals.

Dreams & Goals.

“I believe if we have something that we love to do, that can save our lives. That can get us through.”

10. Know your worth.

Know your worth.

“Quality is my principle and qualified is my attitude.”