“If your dream only includes you, it’s too small.”
~ Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, Film Distributor, Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Affinity Award, African-American Film Critics (2011),
Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (2012), Film Independent Spirit Awards -Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (2012),
African-American Film Critics Association (2X), Women Film Critics Circle – Josephine Baker Award (2012), Black Reel Awards (2X), Black Film Critics Circle (2014),
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2X), Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2X), Dorothy Arzner Directors Award (2015), Mattel “Sheros” (2015),
Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Award (2017), 49th NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year (2018),
“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed,
and nothing ever changes without a dream.”
~ Debby Boone
Singer, Actress, Author, Spokesperson, Academy of Country Music Award (1977), Dove Awards (2X),
Grammy Awards (3x), Music City News Award (1978), Record World Awards (7X)
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
~ Les Brown,
a.k.a Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown
Motivational Speaker, Author, Radio DJ, Television Host &
Ohio House of Representatives (JAN 3, 1977 – JAN 3, 1983)
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.
They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will.
But the will must be stronger than the skill.”’
~ Muhammad Ali
a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)
“Many of us are walking around living smaller lives than we’re meant to live.
Don’t allow yourself to dream smaller than you were meant to dream.”
~ Hill Harper,
Actor, Author, Philanthropist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (3X),
People‘s Sexiest Men Alive” (2X) & Skin Care Entrepreneur (Be The Architect)
“I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.”
~ Liza Minnelli,
Actress, Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Philanthropist,
American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, Best Actress Academy Award,
BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, David di Donatello Career Award,
Grammy Award, Grammy Legen Award, Primetime Emmy Award & Tony Award
“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”
~ Wayne Huizenga,
Businessman, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Founder – AutoNation, Founder – Waste Management, Inc.,
Norman Vincent Peale Award (2008) & Horatio Alger Association Distinguished American Award (1992)
“Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision.
Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life
of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is
consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.”
~ Emmitt Smith,
Football Running Back, Pro-Football Hall of Fame (2010), Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor,
Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII & XXX Champion, Super Bowl XXVIII MVP, Pro Bowl (1990–1995, 1998, 1999),
AP NFL Most Valuable Player (1993), Bert Bell Award (1993), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1990), NFL 1990s All-Decade Team,
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer – ESmith Legacy & Co-Owner – The Gents Place
“I have great news: the American Dream is alive and well!
… it’s not just available to people born into rich families or people who win the lottery.
You can become a millionaire!”
~ Chris Hogan,