Her Very Existence on Earth

“A woman who doesn’t apologize for her very existence on Earth is rare, and that’s what I wanted for myself.”
~ Gabourey Sidibe
Actress, Director, Author,
Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2009), Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards (2009),
National Board of Review (2009), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (2009),
Hollywood Film Festival (2009), Detroit Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Chicago International Film Festival (2009),
Satellite Awards (2010), NAACP Image Awards (2010), Iowa Film Critics Awards (2010), Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (2010),
Independent Spirit Awards (2010), Black Reel Awards (2010) & Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2012)

Once You Start Feeling Good About Yourself …

“Feel good about yourself because once you start feeling good about yourself,
then you’re going to do good things for yourself. You’re going to make yourself healthy,
you’re going to want to exercise, you’re going to want to put good healthy things in your body.”
~ Lisa Masterson
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Founder – Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI),
Founder – Mobile Mom Squad, Infertility, Adolescent Gynecology and Family Planning Specialist,
Podcaster – Health and Heels with Dr. Lisa!, Founder – Ocean Oasis Medical Spa & Author
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Who Determines Your Self-Worth?

“Your self-worth is determined by you.
You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”
~ Beyonce Knowles,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

When We Want to Achieve a Dream-Goal, We Can

“… there’s a larger shift in my thinking. There’s a realization that anything I want to achieve,
I can achieve, and it’s not worth giving up.”
~ Gong Li,
Actress,
Hundred Flowers Award (1989), Hundred Flowers Awards (1991), Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup (1992), Golden Rooster Awards (1993),
Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (1993), New York Film Critics Circle Award (1993), Berlin International Film Festival (1993),
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998), Golden Rooster Awards (2000), Montreal World Film Festival (2000), Hundred Flowers Awards (2000),
Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2001), Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (2001), Beijing College Student Film Festival (2003),
Cannes Film Festival Festival Trophy (2004), National Board of Review (2005), Hong Kong Film Award (2007),  Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award  (2007),
Golden Bauhinia Awards (2007), Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2014), Golden Deer Awards (2014) & China Film Directors’ Guild Awards (2015)

 

When Nobody Else Does

“Believe in yourself when nobody else does.”
~ Mary J. Blige,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress,
Grammy Awards (9x), Multi-Platinum Studio Albums (8x),
Founder – Matriarch Records, Fragrance – Melodies by MJB,
Fragrance Foundation FIFI Awards (2x), World Music Awards Legends Award (2006)
& ASCAP Voice of Music Award (2007)

Failing Yourself

“I think failure is mostly when somebody doesn’t believe in themselves enough to attempt something,
if they’re too frightened or they’re too intimidated or they listen to the naysayer.
I think that really is failure—when you fail yourself.”
~ Marg Helgenberger,
Actress & Philanthropist

You Don’t Have to Succumb to All of That

“I’m here to say that anybody who has doubts—because everybody has them,
doubts and despair and negative thoughts—it’s always important to realize they’re just thoughts and you can easily just say,
‘Go away, you’re not helping me.’
Failure is just succumbing to all of that and not believing in yourself and taking chances and taking risks.”
~ Marg Helgenberger,
Actress & Philanthropist

Never Met a Single One

“I’ve never met a ‘hater’ that had more than me.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Pressures & Needs

“Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.”
~ Desi Arnaz,
a.k.a. Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III,
Actor, Musician, Television Producer, Author,
Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2x) & Golden Globe Award (1956)