14 Priceless Ross Mathews Quotes About Being Vulnerable, Working Hard, And Loving Yourself No Matter What

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“If you want to succeed at any job, make yourself invaluable. Go the extra mile; make them never be able to imagine what life without you there would be like.”


“Love yourself, whatever makes you different, and use it to make you stand out. Mine is my voice and the fact that I’m gay: well, the fact that I’m flamboyantly gay.”


“When I was growing up I didn’t know what it meant to be a happy, successful grown-up gay person, and now I do. I feel like I’m setting an example for people everywhere.”


“When you struggle with weight, it’s not an internal struggle… it’s literally an external struggle, and everyone sees it.”


“Not to be too preachy, but I would really recommend to people, if you get the chance, to trust yourselves to leap without a net, because that will build the confidence. You know, you might shock yourself with how much you don’t need a net because you can catch yourself.”


“My guilty pleasure is elastic-waisted pants. And reruns of shows I’ve already seen 400 times on TV.”


“People should never apologize for who they are, and they should never hide who they are. Hating yourself is so 2011.”


“I had that laser focus, identified what I wanted when I was a kid, and never let anything get in my way. If you look on paper at who I am and what I sound like, and what I look like, you wouldn’t say, ‘Go into broadcasting.’ It’s just what I wanted to do – I knew that I could do it, and I never let anyone tell me that I couldn’t.”


“I take a lot of pride in managing to be funny without having a victim at the end of my joke. I laugh at a really dark joke as much as the next person, but my jokes, I feel, don’t have to hurt anybody to be really funny.”


“I learned from my father how to swear right and how to string it together for optimum effect/affect. I use it like karate. I bring it out when it’s needed.”


“There are so many funny people and so many talented people, but the one thing nobody else has is my take on the world. So, when I’m developing my show, that’s going to be the focus.”


“There were times I was told, ‘You are too gay.’ I turned down a lot of things because producers said they wanted me to be different. I said, ‘It’s not going to happen.'”


“Heed the advice of Wilson Phillips, and ‘Hold on for one more day….'”


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