We Rise in Spite of the Bitter, Twisted Lies

“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”

~ Maya Angelou,
Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer,
Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright,
Film Director, Author, Actress & Professor

It’s Not the Load that Breaks You

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Carry it by the comfortable handles of gratitude for what’s positive and that it’s not worse, rather than the uncomfortable edges of bitterness and that it is not better.”
~ Lena Horne,
Singer, Dancer, Actress & Civil Rights Activist.