To mark the anniversary (Dec. 13), Beyoncé did a very Yoncé thing this week and released a short film called “Yours and Mine.” It’s basically clips from her visuals mixed with enough inspirational quotes to last you until she makes another album.
Queen Bey does a pretty good job covering nearly every topic, from fame to feminism.
Here are 10 of our favorites. Happy Bey-iversary.
“Now that I’m famous it’s really really difficult to do very simple things. I think it’s the hardest thing to give up.”
“My mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim. Never make excuses. Never expect anyone else to provide for me things I know I can provide for myself.”
“When you’re famous no one looks at you as a human anymore. You become the property of the public. There’s nothing real about it.”
“I feel like my body is borrowed and this life is very temporary.”
“We do not value ourselves enough. Especially young people, don’t really appreciate how brilliant our bodies are.”
“People feel like they lose something when they get married but it doesn’t have to be that way.”
“I always consider myself a feminist. Although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it.”
“Men and women balance each other out and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.”
“I consider myself a humanist.”
“Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy. You make you happy.”
Watch the nearly 12-minute spectacle, above.