117 Best Tyler Perry Quotes That Are Inspiring

American playwright, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, born Emmitt Perry Jr. on September 13, 1969, rose from a difficult childhood to become an icon in the entertainment industry.

He gained fame through his character Madea, an outspoken, humorous grandmother who offers a mix of humor, religious wisdom and personal triumph.

Perry’s journey began when he used a journal to escape his tough past, which eventually transformed into his debut play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed”.


This ignited his illustrious career, known for blending traditional theatre with African American Southern entertainment.

Perry’s work extends beyond stage productions into film and television, showcasing his versatility.

He has also penned best-selling books. Perry’s trademark character, Madea, has featured in many successful plays and films, securing him a wider audience.

Despite his success, Perry remains dedicated to creating new content, such as the TV series “The Oval”.

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His contribution to the industry has been acknowledged with awards, including the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2021.

I have selected the inspiring quotes from Tyler Perry.

Best Tyler Perry Quotes


It ain’t what people call you. It’s what you answer to. ~ Tyler Perry.

I thank God for Closed Doors. ~ Tyler Perry.

If you lie to yourself you will lie to God too. ~ Tyler Perry.

My mother wasn’t strong like my aunt. She was just very passive. ~ Tyler Perry.

Don’t wait for someone to green light your project, build your own intersection. ~ Tyler Perry.

Oprah is very, very, very special to me. She’s an amazing woman. ~ Tyler Perry.

A degree on the wall, without labels on your back, is nothing. ~ Tyler Perry.

Be aware of the darkness but your focus should always be the light. ~ Tyler Perry.

I know my audience, and they’re not people that the studios know anything about. ~ Tyler Perry.

A footstool is only needed when you need to get higher. Let your enemy lift you. ~ Tyler Perry.

What I have learned in this life is you can never be ashamed of where you come from. ~ Tyler Perry.

I got 27 people living in my head and all of them was about to beat the heck out of you for doing that.. ~ Tyler Perry.

The question that a lot of people ask me all the time is how did you make it? The truth be told, it was nothing but the grace of God. ~ Tyler Perry.

Once you’re truly happy with yourself alone, that’s when you are safe to find the right person to spend the rest of your life with. ~ Tyler Perry.

Flying radio-controlled airplanes is the only time where I am able to focus and concentrate on nothing but looking up. Only God would give me a hobby where I’m looking up to the sky. It’s a fascinating hobby. ~ Tyler Perry.

Top Tyler Perry Quotes

God has not given us a spirit of fear. ~ Tyler Perry.

Heartbreak can make you hard! But don’t let it make you bitter. ~ Tyler Perry.

The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on. ~ Tyler Perry.

You know, people at Wal-Mart are standing there with their uniforms on. I feel like I’m putting on a uniform to do a movie. I don’t feel like it’s dressing in drag. ~ Tyler Perry.

I don’t do divas. I don’t do entourages. I don’t do the Hollywood crap. ~ Tyler Perry.

There were certain areas in the country where I couldn’t go without being stopped and asked for autographs and pictures for years. ~ Tyler Perry.

Life is so precious, such a gift, and that you have to live for you. ~ Tyler Perry.

Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I’m doing, God is pleased with that. It’s complete peace for me. ~ Tyler Perry.

If you’re black, you can’t just be ordinary. All successful black people are extraordinary. ~ Tyler Perry.


For as low as you go, ask God to take you that high. ~ Tyler Perry.

I don’t think the dreams die – I think that people give up. I think it gets too hard. ~ Tyler Perry.

I want to own a network. I want to own a network where you can turn it on with your family all day long and get positive reinforcement. ~ Tyler Perry.

Inspirational Tyler Perry Quotes

Statistics say that I’m supposed to be in jail. And I’m not supposed to be alive. ~ Tyler Perry.

If you don’t want my God here, you don’t want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money. ~ Tyler Perry.

What rings true is that everything we grow through in life will work out for our good. ~ Tyler Perry.

God has put me in a really good position where I can make the choices to walk away if something is not right, so that way I can keep my integrity. ~ Tyler Perry.

Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life. ~ Tyler Perry.

I think it’s important to show a husband and a wife together, in a room, raising children, because you don’t see that anymore. ~ Tyler Perry.

I never thought of myself as a mogul, but it’s really great to be in that position. ~ Tyler Perry.

Music is always around, and it helps to heighten any emotion. ~ Tyler Perry.

What I know about me is that, in order to lead, you also have to know how to follow. ~ Tyler Perry.

A baby can heal broken hearts. ~ Tyler Perry.

Thoughtful Tyler Perry Quotes

Fear is a spirit that really can stop you from living. ~ Tyler Perry.

Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed – for the most part, every family’s got them. ~ Tyler Perry.

It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that’s all you need. ~ Tyler Perry.

Hollywood is finally waking up to the fact that people who go to church also go to the movies. I’m not sure what took them so long to see that or how long they’ll keep it up. ~ Tyler Perry.

I love to see a woman in high-heeled shoes. There’s something about the curve of the feet up the leg to the butt that’s really, really wonderful, and the right pair of shoes can give you the right silhouette. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m not afraid to have a character say, ‘I am a Christian,’ or, ‘I believe in God,’ because I think they represent real people on this Earth. ~ Tyler Perry.

There were only 3 people that I wanted to meet in life, Nelson Mandela was one of them. What a life, what a journey, what a man. Thank you for passing this way! God bless your resting soul! ~ Tyler Perry.

If it had not been for The Lord on my side I don’t know where I would be. ~ Tyler Perry.

Focus on one thing, make it your priority, and stick with it no matter what! ~ Tyler Perry.

The road that I’m on is a path that I didn’t choose. It chose me. I’m just trying to walk it, and to do the best that I can to honor and respect it. ~ Tyler Perry.

A miniskirt shows just enough to cause some mystery. What these young women lack is mystery so the old women have to have it. ~ Tyler Perry.

Motivational Tyler Perry Quotes

People say the truth hurts. Hell no, it hurts even more if you do a whole bunch of foolishness to try and avoid it. ~ Tyler Perry.

My brand is faith. ~ Tyler Perry.

I know that my audience is largely women, so what I try to do a lot of times is address their issues. ~ Tyler Perry.


True love can come more than once. ~ Tyler Perry.

It’s most important that you surround yourself with positivity always, and have it in your mind at all times. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m always on to something else. It’s like, I’m sitting here now jotting down notes for something that’s in my head. There’s always something going on in my head, and I have to just keep executing. ~ Tyler Perry.

I don’t cook, so my favorite dish to prepare is something on the takeout menu. ~ Tyler Perry.

If I had not had faith in my life. I don’t know where I would be right now. ~ Tyler Perry.

It takes a week to do a sitcom in Hollywood. I do a show a day in my studio, three or four shows a week. ~ Tyler Perry.

Everything that I talk about, pretty much, are things that I learned or understood over the years. ~ Tyler Perry.

I think every one of us, in life, have some sort of moment that has happened that we wish we could have done differently or that we wish could have had a different outcome. ~ Tyler Perry.

What I’ve learned is you treat women right. ~ Tyler Perry.

Don’t make a black woman take off her earrings. ~ Tyler Perry.

Wise Tyler Perry Quotes

Nothing is impossible for God. ~ Tyler Perry.

It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. ~ Tyler Perry.

You can get a thousand no’s from people, and only one yes from God. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m just enjoying my life. I suggest you try it. ~ Tyler Perry.

I want to be remembered as a guy who inspired, encouraged and made people laugh. ~ Tyler Perry.

I didn’t have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don’t, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy. ~ Tyler Perry.

I know I can only do as much as I can do. Although I have so many ideas of my own, I’m very interested in helping to cultivate and encourage some promising new artists. But there are a lot of people and, unfortunately, a very small window. ~ Tyler Perry.

I work three months really hard, nonstop, and then I take a month off. Then I do it all over again. I work hard but I give myself four breaks a year. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people. ~ Tyler Perry.

Share wisdom with those who will receive it. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m not suspicious of success, I’m suspicious of the people who want to attach themselves because of your success. ~ Tyler Perry.

Forgiveness is giving up the hope of what happened to you from being different. ~ Tyler Perry.

Famous Tyler Perry Quotes

I want an open dialogue. I want husbands and wives and people in relationships to walk out of the theater thinking, Could this happen to me? I know I’m being tempted. ~ Tyler Perry.

When you haven’t forgiven those who’ve hurt you, you turn back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward. ~ Tyler Perry.

Don’t let people change who you are, just be who you are with someone else. ~ Tyler Perry.

It’s so important to forgive people for their wrongs in your own life because every bit of it was for a reason-it was to form the person that you are. ~ Tyler Perry.

Seeing people laugh definitely inspires me, and so does seeing people get life lessons about living better. ~ Tyler Perry.

All my life I’ve tried to hide my height. I was taller than everybody else and stood out, so I would slouch and try to hide it. ~ Tyler Perry.

I live my life outside of the box because when I die they’re going to put me into one! ~ Tyler Perry.

A mother’s love is stronger than distance, more powerful than time and can transcend the grave. ~ Tyler Perry.

I put a thong on a few months ago trying to be sexy. I’ve been looking for it but ain’t seen it since. ~ Tyler Perry.

Don’t stop. Narrow your focus to one idea, and make it work. That will give birth to all of the others. All you can do is plant the seed and water it. ~ Tyler Perry.

Inspiring Tyler Perry Quotes

God gives everyone a lane and no one can beat you in your lane. Just stay focused on Him and what you are supposed to do. And everything will be alright. ~ Tyler Perry.

The key to life when it gets tough is to keep moving. Just keep moving. ~ Tyler Perry.


It takes a while to build a dream. ~ Tyler Perry.

When black women are down with you and in your corner, you have an ally that will move Heaven and Earth. ~ Tyler Perry.

People see truth in my films. That’s what they react to, and that’s what they relate to. ~ Tyler Perry.

There will be rough nights but joy really does come in the morning. ~ Tyler Perry.

You let your past destroy you, or you use it to create something better. ~ Tyler Perry.

I think there’s something that happens at 40 where you settle into your own skin and you stop caring what people think – you realize life is a gift from God and you want to live it to the fullest. ~ Tyler Perry.

My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this life. Those are my biggest successes. It has nothing to do with work. ~ Tyler Perry.

What do you spend $200 million on, with a film? I can’t wrap my brain around that one. ~ Tyler Perry.

Prayer really can change things. ~ Tyler Perry.

A hunter only shoots a deer he can see, if you ain’t being seen you ain’t doing nothing! ~ Tyler Perry.

Rather than focus on your critics, focus on the people who are impacted by your work. ~ Tyler Perry.

Children love their mothers. Especially with a boy child and his mother, there’s a bond that’s unbreakable. ~ Tyler Perry.

You can never be upset with the people who forced you into your dream or up higher. ~ Tyler Perry.

He who has the gold makes the rules. ~ Tyler Perry.

I tell people, if you’re thinking about suicide, all that stuff I’ve attempted and thought about it. If you think about it, life gets better. The key to life when it gets tough is to keep moving. Just keep moving. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m a child who was abused. I know the difference. I clearly know the difference. The whipping for correction and then their child abuse. ~ Tyler Perry.

You need to know that you can’t honor God when you’re chained to the voice and opinions of man. ~ Tyler Perry.

I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive. ~ Tyler Perry.

I try not to take on the weight or the burden of it. Once it’s on the paper, I try to leave it, because I want to surrender to what I’m supposed to write about. ~ Tyler Perry.

Don’t believe the hype. I don’t care how many number ones you have at the box office, I don’t care how much they say you’re great, don’t believe it. Just stay in your lane and do what you’re supposed to do. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m not sure why no one wants to admit there’s a viable audience out there that believes in God and wants to see a movie with their family. The demand is there. The supply is not. ~ Tyler Perry.

I know that there are a lot of people out there with stories far worse than mine but you, too, can make it. To those of you who have, welcome to life. I celebrate you. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’ve been pretty transparent with all that I’ve done. I think my work speaks a lot for who I am. So, I don’t think there’s a particular thing I’d like them to know. ~ Tyler Perry.

I think we are born into what we’re supposed to learn and find out in this life. ~ Tyler Perry.

When it all comes down to it, life isn’t about how much we get – it’s about how much we share. ~ Tyler Perry.

You give away your power when you don’t forgive. ~ Tyler Perry.

There’s a huge demand for my entertainment, and I can’t meet the need. So I decided to try a TV show to reach as many of my fans as possible. ~ Tyler Perry.


You beginning never dictates your destination. ~ Tyler Perry.

Life is so precious, such a gift, you have to live for you. Live your own truth, live the life that God has put you and nobody else on this Earth to live and not what somebody might be telling you to live. ~ Tyler Perry.

I haven’t had a worst business decision, because I believe all things work together for good. ~ Tyler Perry.

Be careful what you say, life and death truly are in your own words. ~ Tyler Perry.

I think, you know, the people that have seen my work, I think it speaks to the possibility of getting better, and, I’m sorry, I’m still on the last caller. ~ Tyler Perry.

So these were the 117 top Tyler Perry quotes that are truly inspirational.

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