Category Archives: a Brainy Dad

Doers of Good Projects

“It’s nice to be asked to do good projects.” ~ Dougray Scott, Actor

Doers of Good Projects

“It’s nice to be asked to do good projects.” ~ Dougray Scott, Actor

Being a Black Being

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.” ~ Will Smith, a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

Being a Black Being

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.” ~ Will Smith, a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

Baseball Caps in the Attic

“You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” ~ Alex Trebek, Television Personality, Game Show Host & Actor

Baseball Caps in the Attic

“You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” ~ Alex Trebek, Television Personality, Game Show Host & Actor

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.” ~ Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.” ~ Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show

Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show

With One’s Self All One’s Life

“I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” ~ Morgan Freeman, Actor, Film Director & Narrator

With One’s Self All One’s Life

“I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” ~ Morgan Freeman, Actor, Film Director & Narrator

A Right to Be

“I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.” ~ Harry Belafonte, Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Social Activist

A Right to Be

“I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.” ~ Harry Belafonte, Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Social Activist

An Opera in the Cotton Fields

“I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there

An Opera in the Cotton Fields

“I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there

A Most Satisfying Victory

“The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.” ~ Gustav Stresemann, Politician and Statesman

A Most Satisfying Victory

“The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.” ~ Gustav Stresemann, Politician and Statesman

Taking the Pace that Love Goes

“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how

Taking the Pace that Love Goes

“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Founder: Standard Oil Company, University of Chicago, Rockefeller University, General Education Board & the Rockefeller Foundation

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Founder: Standard Oil Company, University of Chicago, Rockefeller University, General Education Board & the Rockefeller Foundation

The Catalyzing Ingredient

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” ~ Clayton Christensen, Scholar, Educator, Author, Business Consultant, Missionary, & Co-Founder – Rose Park Advisors & Innosight

The Catalyzing Ingredient

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” ~ Clayton Christensen, Scholar, Educator, Author, Business Consultant, Missionary, & Co-Founder – Rose Park Advisors & Innosight

Life Will Love You

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein, Classical Pianist

Life Will Love You

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein, Classical Pianist

Let Us Be

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” ~ Jack Layton, Politician

Let Us Be

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” ~ Jack Layton, Politician

As Old As You Think

“Age is just a state of mind, you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.” ~ Abhishek Bachchan, Actor, Producer & Singer

As Old As You Think

“Age is just a state of mind, you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.” ~ Abhishek Bachchan, Actor, Producer & Singer

Seeing No Dividing Lines

“I guess I just don’t see America as separate from Vietnam or Ethiopia. This mentality of ‘our team’s better than yours’ – it’s a high school idea. My kids don’t see those dividing lines, and I don’t want to either.”

Seeing No Dividing Lines

“I guess I just don’t see America as separate from Vietnam or Ethiopia. This mentality of ‘our team’s better than yours’ – it’s a high school idea. My kids don’t see those dividing lines, and I don’t want to either.”

An Enemy Transformed

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian Save

An Enemy Transformed

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian Save

Love & Knowledge

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” ~ Bertrand Russell, Philosopher, Logician, Mathematician, Historian, Writer, Social Critic, Political Activist & Nobel Laureate

Love & Knowledge

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” ~ Bertrand Russell, Philosopher, Logician, Mathematician, Historian, Writer, Social Critic, Political Activist & Nobel Laureate

Love ALL

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespeare Poet, Playwright and Actor

Love ALL

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespeare Poet, Playwright and Actor

Love of What You Do

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele a.k.a Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Footballer, Humanitarian, FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur

Love of What You Do

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele a.k.a Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Footballer, Humanitarian, FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur

Automation Applied

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~ Bill Gates, Business

Automation Applied

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~ Bill Gates, Business

Underestimating & Overestimating One’s Power

“Don’t underestimate your power to change yourself. Don’t overestimate your power to change others.” ~ Wayne Dyer, Philosopher, Author, & Motivational Speaker

Underestimating & Overestimating One’s Power

“Don’t underestimate your power to change yourself. Don’t overestimate your power to change others.” ~ Wayne Dyer, Philosopher, Author, & Motivational Speaker

Those Who Do the Most

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~ Booker T. Washington, Educator, Author, Orator & Advisor to Presidents – ,

Those Who Do the Most

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~ Booker T. Washington, Educator, Author, Orator & Advisor to Presidents – ,

One’s Mind & Heart

“Your heart is very much connected to your mind.” ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dancer, Choreographer & Actor

One’s Mind & Heart

“Your heart is very much connected to your mind.” ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dancer, Choreographer & Actor

The Lifetime of an Opportunity

“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity”. ~ Leonard Ravenhill, Evangelist & Author

The Lifetime of an Opportunity

“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity”. ~ Leonard Ravenhill, Evangelist & Author