Blind, Furious Optimism

“I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.”
~ Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone,
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer & Director
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No Substitutes

“There’s no substitute for a full-time dad.
Dads who are fully engaged with their kids
overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.”
~ Tony Dungy,
Analyst – NBC Football Night in America, National Spokesman – All Pro Dad, Pro Football Hall of Fame (2016),
NFL Head Coach – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001), NFL Head Coach – Indianapolis Colts (2002-2008)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award (2007), IWU’s Society of World Changers (2008),
President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (2007)

Every One of His Creatures

“I believe that… every one of God’s creatures was created equal.
I believe that everyone should be treated equal,
that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life.”

~ Paula Deen,
Celebrity Chef & Cooking Show Host, Restaurateur,
Author & Daytime Emmy Award (2007)

Staying on Course

“My legacy is that I stayed on course… from the beginning to the end,
because I believed in something inside of me.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,

If You Don’t, Then Who Will, Sweetie?

“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.
Keep trying, hold on and always, always, always believe in yourself,
because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?”
~ Marilyn Monroe
a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer & Film Producer

Getting It

“You get it when you believe it.”
~  Jim Carrey,
Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, Screenwriter & Producer.

It Was Just a Dream

“I can’t believe this is happening to me.
The weirdest thing is it was just a dream,
and now it’s actually real.
It’s hard to believe sometimes.”
~ Carrie Underwood,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Grammy Awards (7X), Billboard Music Awards (10X),
Academy of Country Music Awards (14X), American Music Awards (12X),
CMA Awards (8X) & Guinness World Record

Waiting for Love

“Sometimes love takes a long time.
Wait for love and you’re gonna get the chance to love.
… When you take the chance on love, you see.
It’s not a waste of time, if you truly believe.”
~ Luther Vandross,
Singer, Songwriter & Record Producer

Facing My Part, My Fault

“I went through a long period of time in that marriage
when I didn’t believe anything was my fault.
I had to face what my part was,
and only because of that difficult work
was I able to trust a man again.”
~ Connie Sellecca,
Actress, Producer, Spokesperson, Activist & Model

The Fundamental Key to Success

“The fundamental key to success is
what you believe is true for yourself.”

Oprah Gail Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Every Single One of Us

“I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not,
has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world.
Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations,
but it’s up to us to find solutions today, so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.”
~ Shakira
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)

Elevating Our World

“I think that once a substantive issue becomes public knowledge,
it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to help implement positive change(s).
That is why I ask ALL viewers of my site, to commit to the act of volunteering.
Consider feeding the homeless or donate to your local food bank;
give of your time at church; or, go a step further by setting up your own non-profit organization
that seeks to make a targeted difference. Even if you decide to help just one person,
such as an elderly neighbor…think of how fulfilling that would be.
If we all learned to share in that sentiment, I honestly believe our world
would be elevated with far more love and unity.”
~ Jackee Harry,
Actress, Singer, Director,
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1987),
NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1999 & 2000)

Don’t Allow Negative Feelings to Defeat You

“You can either give in to negative feelings or fight them,
and I’m of the belief that you should fight them.”
~ Dr. Ruth Westheimer,
Sex Therapist, Media Personality,
Actress, Voice Actress & Author

Her Greatest Beauty Secret

“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself.
I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything.
It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself.
I believe that a lot of how you look
is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life.
Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,

Making Stars

“Say what you want about me, I get the job done.
That job is helping young people excel and get the most out of life
— whatever aspirations or ambitions they have.
I don’t believe in the word ‘impossible’.
I make stars; it’s what I do.”
~ Abby Lee Miller,
Creative Director, Chief Choreographer, Author &
Founder of Abby Lee Dance Company/Reign Dance Academy

We CAN Make Our Dreams Come True

“From my mother I learned
the value of prayer,
how to have dreams
and
believe I could make them come true.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)

When We Possess a Vision

“Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is
characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence,
and a belief in our right and our responsibility
to be equal members of society.”

~ Janet Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress & Author

Do YOU Believe in Your Abilities?

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!
Without a humble, yet reasonable confidence
in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.”
~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister

The Greatest Step You’ll Take

“Ask, Believe, Receive –
just three simple steps to create what you want.
However, very often the second step, believe,
can be the most difficult one.
And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take.
Believing contains no doubt.
Believing does not waiver.
Believing is absolute faith.
Believing remains steadfast
despite what is happening in the outside world.
When you master believing,
you have mastered your life.”
~ Rhonda Byrne,
Author, Television Writer & Producer

First, Believe

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Philosopher, Playwright, Travel Writer &
Nobel Prize in Literature Nominee (9x)

Little Miracles

“God surrounded me with
people of faith, people of strong faith,
people of power, spiritual power, and
I saw little miracles
happen in their lives.
By it happening in their lives,
I started believing it could happen to me.”
~ Natalie Cole,
Singer, Songwriter & Actress

The World is Our Canvas

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
~ Henry David Thoreau,
Author, Poet, Philosopher,
Abolitionist, Naturalist, Tax Resister,
Surveyor, and Historian

All Possibilities

“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.”
~ Whoopi Goldberg
a.k.a. Caryn Elaine Johnson,
Actress, Comedienne & Television Host
Academy/Oscar Award, Drama Desk Award, Daytime Emmy Award (2x)
Golden Globe Award (2x), Grammy Award, BAFTA Award,
Tony Award, People’s Choice Award (3x)
American Comedy Award (2x), Mark Twain Award for American Humor,
Women in Film Crystal Award, Honorary Member of Harlem Globetrotters,
Hans Christian Anderson Award & Ride of Fame Award

That Faith, Ever Since

“I committed my life to Christ, and that faith
has been most important to me ever since.”
~ Peyton Williams Manning,
National Football League (NFL) Quarterback (1998-2015)

Well Beyond 50

“Those who succeed in an outstanding way
seldom do so before the age of 40.
More often, they do not strike their real pace
until they are well beyond the age of 50”
~ Napoleon Hill,
Author