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17 Ellen DeGeneres Quotes That Prove She's The Greatest Ever

Happy birthday, you blue-eyed angel.

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In honor of Ellen DeGeneres' birthday, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite Ellen quotes. Here are the beautiful results.

1. On following your own path:

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2. On motivating yourself:

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3. On sexual preference:

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4. On living life to the fullest:

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5. On getting older:

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6. On finding happiness:

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7. On living a balanced life:

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8. On true necessities:

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9. On standing for values:

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10. On gay rights:

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11. On accepting who you are:

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12. On teaching children important lessons:

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13. On marriage:

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14. On the importance of Taylor Swift:

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15. On being open-minded:

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16. On being true to yourself:

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17. And on being kind:

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