51 Best Laverne Cox Quotes to Inspire You

Laverne Cox is an LGBT activist and actress from the United States.

Best Laverne Cox Quotes


I’m a Self-made Woman in Every Sense of the Word. ~ Laverne Cox.


You need names to get the movie made. ~ Laverne Cox.


I don’t have children, and I don’t want children. ~ Laverne Cox.


I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased. ~ Laverne Cox.


Who you are authentically is alright. ~ Laverne Cox.

It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist. ~ Laverne Cox.


My beauty is not about how I look. My beauty is about my heart and soul. ~ Laverne Cox.

I’m always skeptical about representations of trans people, especially when trans people are not making the work. ~ Laverne Cox.


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

Whether you’re transgender or not, most of us get to a point in our lives where we can no longer lie to ourselves. ~ Laverne Cox.

Famous Laverne Cox Quotes


Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks. ~ Laverne Cox.

Beyoncé means so much to me. Throughout my transition, Beyoncé has been there as a style icon, an example of excellence, of beauty, of vulnerability. She’s shared so much of herself, and it’s inspiring. ~ Laverne Cox.

Everyone is insecure. I think, really, it comes from, like, a desire to want to be in control of how you’re represented. ~ Laverne Cox.

We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s okay. ~ Laverne Cox.


When a trans woman gets called a man, that is an act of violence. ~ Laverne Cox.

Everything about the prison-industrial complex is designed to dehumanize the women who are incarcerated. So, it means so much to me that our show is about doing the exact opposite. ~ Laverne Cox.

I was really creative. I started to dance very young. I loved to dance. I begged my mother to put me into dance classes, and finally, in third grade, she did. Tap and jazz, but not ballet. ~ Laverne Cox.

Top Laverne Cox Quotes

We shouldn’t demonize the woman who wears high heels and we shouldn’t demonize the woman who doesn’t wear high heels. We should accept all forms of comportment. ~ Laverne Cox.


Loving myself is something that I work on every day. ~ Laverne Cox.

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. ~ Laverne Cox.

We are born as who we are, the gender thing is something that is imposed on you. ~ Laverne Cox.

What took time for my mom was getting the pronouns right and calling me by a different name. Laverne was my middle name before I transitioned. ~ Laverne Cox.

I just have to be myself. I’m not perfect, and I’m going to make mistakes; I might say the wrong thing. I have to be responsible to my community, and I feel like I am, but then I have to not be so hard on myself. ~ Laverne Cox.


Writing a book is quite an undertaking and I wouldn’t want to do it just to do it. ~ Laverne Cox.

Healthcare for trans women is a necessity. It is not elective. It is not cosmetic. It is life saving. ~ Laverne Cox.

A lot of my work is to stay grounded, is to stay spiritual. It is to disconnect from what other people say about me, but also to try and be connected to the joy and the love. ~ Laverne Cox.

I never knew my father. He was never married to my mother; he was never a part of my life. It was just my mom, my brother and me. ~ Laverne Cox.


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. ~ Laverne Cox.

By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better. ~ Laverne Cox.

Great Laverne Cox Quotes

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. ~ Laverne Cox.

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.’ ~ Laverne Cox.

I’m so grateful that I had the luxury of transitioning in private. Because when you transition in the public eye, the transition becomes the story. ~ Laverne Cox.


I love where I’m at now. I feel like I’ve evolved into being more myself. ~ Laverne Cox.

There are lessons in everything. The bad, the good. Our job is to listen, and to continue to learn, so that maybe we get better at this. Maybe get better at life. ~ Laverne Cox.

There’s not just one trans story. There’s not just one trans experience. ~ Laverne Cox.

At the end of the day, we have to remember that bathroom access really is not about bathrooms. ~ Laverne Cox.

When I was perceived as a black man I became a threat to public safety. When I was dressed as myself, it was my safety that was threatened. ~ Laverne Cox.

I honestly just want to make myself happy most, and if other people like it, then that’s great. If they don’t, then I’m still happy. ~ Laverne Cox.


I was an actress long before I was a reality TV person. ~ Laverne Cox.

I wanted to be famous; I wanted to perform. Those things I really, really wanted more than anything else. ~ Laverne Cox.

Popular Laverne Cox Quotes

If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence. ~ Laverne Cox.

My mother was a teacher. She was grooming my brother and me to be successful, accomplished people. ~ Laverne Cox.

As long as we are living in a culture where one has to prove their womanhood or manhood, we are not living in a free culture. ~ Laverne Cox.

It’s hard to love myself. It really is. There are so many corporations out there that are telling us that we’re not enough, that we have to buy this product to feel like we’re enough, but we can just love ourselves based on who we are. ~ Laverne Cox.

Quality is my principle and qualified is my attitude. ~ Laverne Cox.

I believe that when we love someone, we respect them, and we listen to them; we feel that their voice matters. And we let them dictate the terms of who they are and what their story is. ~ Laverne Cox.

Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared. ~ Laverne Cox.

When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference. ~ Laverne Cox.

The preoccupation with transition and with surgery objectifies trans people, and we don’t get to really deal with the real lived experiences. ~ Laverne Cox.

When people find out you’re an actress, they Google you. ~ Laverne Cox.

I’m terrified of saying the wrong thing on stage with bell hooks. ~ Laverne Cox.

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