6 SERIOUSLY Inspired Quotes from Shonda Rhimes’s Dartmouth Commencement Speech

This was originally published in WomensHealthMag.com. Click HERE to read more. 

If you thought the lines Shonda Rhimes wrote for Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy and Kerry Washington on Scandal were brilliant, wait until you see the ones she delivered herself at Dartmouth College’s Commencement ceremony yesterday. Despite the fact that Shonda said she hates public speaking (“I do not like to give speeches. I’m a writer. I’m a TV writer. I like to write stuff for other people to say.”), she totally nailed it. Here are our favorite quotes and lessons from her speech:

Stop Dreaming Already
“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”(Read more)

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