Katy Perry is an American pop music singing sensation who gained fame for a string of catchy songs and her over-the-top fashions.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (original name) was raised in a religious family – both her parents were Christian ministers and nonreligious music was forbidden in their household. So Perry’s first album, Katy Hudson, released in 2001, was gospel-influenced. Sadly, the album didn’t enjoy success and sold poorly, but the experience made her change her direction towards popular music.

Katy adopted her mother’s maiden name, Perry, to avoid confusion with the actress Kate Hudson, and in 2008 she released her solo hit I Kissed a Girl which gave her instant fame and was among the top songs on the music charts of many countries.

The beautiful singer with her full-throated voice continued to climb the ladder of success and in 2010 she released Teenage Dream, an album that allowed Katy Perry to tie Michael Jackson’s record of five number one songs from a single album.  One of the best hits on that album, Firework, continues to be one of Perry’s most popular and inspirational song.

Here are 19 inspirational Katy Perry quotes that you’ll love:

Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed, so you can open one that leads you to the perfect road.

Comparisons are easily done once you’ve had a taste of perfection.

I come from a very non-accepting family, but I’m very accepting.

Too many girl rush into relationships because of the fear of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. Don’t do that.

I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows.

I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.

Baby you’re a firework, c’mon show ’em what you’re worth!

Find out what your gift is and nurture it.

You said move on, where do I go?


If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.

If you can believe in something great, then you can achieve something great.

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space. Your original cannot be replaced.

You held me down, but I got up. Already brushing off the dust.

Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.

I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.

I have always been the kid who’s asked ’Why?’ In my faith, you’re just supposed to have faith. But I was always like ’why?’

Acceptance is the key to be… To be truly free.

I wanted to be that quirky girl who writes funny songs that still have meaning.

This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me.