Ever since Rihanna's first album was released in 2005, we've been jamming to her amazing songs and getting inspired by her approach to life. Her hit songs like "Umbrella" and "We Found Love" are impossible to get out of our heads... but, of course, we wouldn't want to forget them since they're so awesome.
Rihanna has several tours under her belt along with the beauty line that she released in 2017, Fenty Beauty. While she is well known for being a singer and businesswoman, Rihanna honestly deserves lots of attention for the incredible wisdom that she imparts pretty much anytime that she's interviewed.
Let's take a look at the singer's best quotes. Here are ten Rihanna quotes that describe life perfectly.
10 "I take risks because I get bored. And I get bored very easily."
This quote from Rihanna describes life perfectly since it's all about risk taking, and that's something that many of us grapple with fairly regularly.
Do we do the risky thing even if our family and friends might judge us for it... or should we go for it anyway? That's a question that we often ask ourselves. But maybe, after hearing Rihanna say that she takes risks since life is dull otherwise, we can start seeing things from her perspective. The next time that we want to take a risk, whether that means submitting an application for a job that we think we'll never get or asking someone out, we should do it. And we should tell ourselves that it's too dull not to.
9 "I think a lot of people are afraid of being happy because of what others might think."
Once again, Rihanna hit the nail on the head when talking about happiness. So many times, we want to admit that something, whether a school program or a job or a relationship, isn't working out... but it's tough to be okay with relatives and friends telling us that we made the wrong decision.
When Rihanna says this about happiness, it really hits close to home and makes us realize that we have to do what we're excited about and let any comments go. We can just remind ourselves that Rihanna doesn't seem to care what people think and be inspired by that.
8 "You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that's your body."
In this quote, Rihanna is talking about acceptance and confidence, which are definitely two concepts that everyone could stand to remember more often.
If we're thinking "easier said than done" or "that's just not our reality" then we can channel Rihanna every day that we're getting dressed and think about this amazing quote. When she says that "you may not love it all the way", that's just such a clever statement. This is a great Rihanna quote that describes life perfectly since she understands that we don't always have that love for ourselves and the way that we look even though we know that we should. The singer has an approach that is really motivational but also realistic.
7 "Don’t hide from who you are."
Of all the Rihanna quotes that describe life perfectly, we have to say that this one is particularly special. How many times have we done exactly what she's talking about?
It's so easy to not let other people see how amazing we are. For example, if we meet some new people at a friend's birthday party and they ask us what we're up to these days, it's easy to shrug and say not much. In reality, of course, we're doing so well at work and there are so many accomplishments that we could mention. Let's be inspired by Rihanna and embrace ourselves, just like she says.
6 "Settling is the worst feeling in the world."
Settling is a fascinating concept. It's not like anyone goes, "Let me settle for someone who my friends and family would say isn't right for me." But, of course, many people settle in relationships and stay with people who they have nothing in common with... or people who don't make them happy... or people who don't want the same things that they do.
Rihanna quote not only describes life perfectly, it might hit home for some people who realize that they're settling. When she says "it's the worst feeling in the world" she's totally right. It basically means that you're not convinced that you deserve more or that you should go for it. Think "What Would Rihanna Do?" and you'll see that you do deserve more.
5 "Single life is so overrated."
This is such an interesting quote and we're really glad that Rihanna said it. For people who have been single for a while but would rather have found love and be in a happy relationship, it hits close to home for sure.
It's easy to think that single life is the best. TV shows like Sex and the City are proof that it's really fun to go out with our girlfriends and that we don't need a relationship to have inner truth and happiness. Of course that's all true... but it's okay to want a relationship, too, and Rihanna proves that there are moments and times when it's not that great to be single. It's cool that she admits it and it's one of the many times that she says what everyone else is thinking.
4 "The minute you learn to love yourself, you won’t want to be anyone else."
Loving ourselves is a buzzy concept these days. People are all about not being quite so busy and self care is a trend, and influencers are always talking about self love in social media posts, not to mention the countless books and articles about it.
This Rihanna quote describes life perfectly and really speaks to the idea of comparison, too. When we're not happy with ourselves or our lives, we can look at other people and say that their lives are flawless and we want everything that they have. Once we're more confident, whatever someone is doing doesn't phase us at all. It's really cool.
3 "Honestly, I've been thinking lately about how boring I am. When I do get time to myself, I watch TV."
Same, Rihanna. Same. It's actually too amazing that the famous singer said this because everyone can relate to this so much.
Whenever someone asks us what we do in our free time, don't we say that we watch TV? What else is there to do? Just kidding... Kind of. While going for a walk on a nice day and heading to a workout class and cleaning our house are all important, and hopefully we do all those things, we also can't help but want to veg out with some TV every once in a while (or all the time, which is more like it).
2 "If someone is right for you, you'll know it."
What describes life more perfectly than this quote from the singer?! Anyone who has found love has been asked how they figured out that this was the person that they were meant to stay with forever.
It might be annoying to people who haven't found love yet, but honestly, the only answer in this type of situation is "I just knew." That's why Rihanna's quote rings so true. When we're dating someone who is wrong for us, we do know it, too, but we come up with many reasons why they could be a good partner and we ignore anything else. When they're the right person for us, all we can say is that we know it without a doubt.
1 "If you don't live your life, then who will?"
Rihanna is describing life perfectly here, and like all of the other quotes on this list, she's really coming in strong with some real wisdom.
She's basically saying "YOLO" and even if slang bugs us, we can admit that this is totally true. Instead of always getting friends and relatives to tell us what we should do in a situation or living according to their wants and plans we should honestly just ask ourselves what we would like to do. Even if it feels strange and weird, we can channel Rihanna and remember that she has the self confidence to do what makes her happy. She really gets it.