Last night at the Teen Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres took home the award for “Choice Comedian” which—obviously—was well-deserved.

But it was her speech that had everyone talking….because it was TRULY AWESOME.

Check out the video:


And for all you quote junkies (like me) here’s the transcript of the speech…you know, in case you wanna share a little quote inspiration on social media today.

“Wow, thank you so much. I’m honored to be in that category, there were some hilarious people and so thank you very much and what a coincidence, and it’s convenient, I was on my way to the beach, I had forgotten my surfboard so this will come in handy. I’ll put it on top of my car.

I wanna say right now that I am pro-Teen Choice just wanna get that out there. And you know they say teens make bad decisions but you made a very good decision tonight by choosing me that was smart, smart, smart. All of you.

I wanna say also it feels good to be chosen but there was a time in my life that I was not chosen. I was the opposite of chosen because I was different, and I think I wanna make sure that everyone knows that what makes you different right now, makes you stand out later in life. So you should be proud of being different, proud of who you are.

I won a People’s Choice Award, I would think that teens would be in that category. I don’t know why teens are not in the “people” category but if they’re breaking it down, I’d like an award from the elderly and babies — if that’s going to happen — to cover everybody.

The most important thing I wanna say is just really embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters. It’s being unique and being who you are.

And what an amazing day this is, this is my 7-year wedding anniversary, so happy anniversary.”

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