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9 Quotes From Zendaya That Remind Us Just How Awesome She Is

“I have standards I don't plan on lowering for anybody... including myself.”

Listening to Zendaya could possibly make the world a better place.

The actress turned 19 on Tuesday -- and in true Zendaya fashion, she decided to forgo birthday celebrations for a good cause. On her CrowdRise page, she wrote

Instead of presents, I want to help three brothers who inspired me beyond words on my recent trip with UNAIDS to South Africa. And I’m asking you, my amazing fans to help me. These three are supporting each other after losing both of their parents in a span of two years. They currently live in a temporary settlement, and with your support, I’m determined to move them into a safe home and hopefully help others just like them. Every dollar you donate will go directly to this cause. I can't do it alone, but I believe that together we can truly change their lives. 

Zendaya is full of wisdom and the messages behind her words never go without notice. She consistently drops knowledge, shuns negativity and encourages other to express their true selves, from her classy response to Giuliana Rancic's offensive comment about her hair to silencing the haters who criticized her parents' appearances

Even though the Disney star isn't celebrating her birthday that doesn't mean we can't do it for her. So in honor of her 19th birthday, we want to recognize nine of her most memorable quotes. 

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