10 of the Best Mary Tyler Moore Quotes

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Today, we honor the life of Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away at the age of 80 surrounded by her loved ones.

Moore rose to fame on The Dick Van Show, later starring in the 1970’s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore ShowWith her wit, Moore portrayed the image of a working woman in an era where corporate life was still largely dominated by men. Her character, Mary Richards, participated in forwarding narratives that women are still fighting for today, including pay equality and reproductive rights.

Her fan club even consisted of Oprah Winfrey, who once said of her, “I think Mary Tyler Moore has probably had more influence on my career than any other single person or force.”

Beyond Moore’s television persona, she was a woman of great wisdom, as evidenced by the quotes that she left with us. Click through the gallery at the top of the page to view them all and click here to see how beloved she was by her Hollywood colleagues.