Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A kindness is never wasted
I long to be out in the sun with no work to be done.
What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.
Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.
With great power…comes great need to take a nap.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
~George Bernard Shaw
Things don't have to change the world to be important.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor.
Well done is better than well said.
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.
If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care what other people think.
A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.
My glass of wine and I are besties.
If I was going to be a princess, I would be a warrior princess.
Nobody got anything great by playing it safe.
A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.
The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.
~ Diane Von Furstenberg
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
This may sound pompous, but I prefer to die standing up than live on my knees.
I feel the same way about clothes as I do food. I want everything.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't suppress what makes you different – it will ultimately set you apart.
If you can dance and be free and not embarrased you can rule the world.
Real women are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking don't settle.
Don't think. Get out of your head. Stop planning and just go.
The world is full of wonerful things you haven't seen.
Strong women get things done.
I am learning every day to allow the space where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
~Tracee Ellis Ross
There is some good in the world, and it is worth fighting for.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing.
Food is about memories. It's rich and messy and anarchic – much like life.
You have to love you, and if you don't no one else will. And if you do love you, people will see that and they'll love you too.
You can't change the music of your soul.
Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyway.
Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Above all, be the herione of your life, not the victim.
All serious daring starts from within.
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil check. But that is not what I have found. I have found it is small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
~Vincent Van Gogh
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words deminish them.
I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.
Stay true to what makes you different. As long as you're unique, you're irreplaceable.
Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.
Work hard. Every day is a new opportunity to be better.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
Leadership isn't really about being in charge… It's about using your place at the table and not always minding your manners.
I encourage women to step up. Don't wait for somebody to ask you.
I had learned early in life that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves.
~Don Miguel Ruiz
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
The function of freedom is to free someone else.
There is always time to make right what is wrong.
Freedom is never given; it is won.
Until we are all free, we are none of us free.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.
Liberty for all; chains for none.
We cannot be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
Men must not only know, they must act.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society.
~Justice Thurgood Marshall
Everyone wants a voice in human freedom. There’s a fire burning inside of all of us.
Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.
If you join a fight for social justice you may win or lose, but just by being part of the struggle, you win, and your life will be better for it.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause. . . . In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.
It’s time for those of us who have a voice to speak out for life, for love and for justice […]
When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
The new definition of freedom today is self-determination.
~John Hope Bryant