“What makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning?
What puts a smile on your face, the kind you can’t wipe off if you tried?
What fascinates you? Motivates you? Overwhelms you in the very best sense?
If you don’t know, I suggest not wasting one more single day until you find out.”
~ Chip Gaines,
Co-Owner & Co-Founder – Magnolia Homes,
& Co-Star – Fixer Upper
“My job has always been to entertain people.
I want people to laugh.”
~ Shaquille O’Neal,
Businessman, Investor, Real Estate Entrepreneur & Global Spokesperson
“A shady business never yields a sunny life.”
~ B. C. Forbes,
a.k.a. Bertie Charles Forbes
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Forbes Magazine,
Founder – Investors League
“My brothers and sisters, may the spirit of love
which comes at Christmastime
fill our homes and our lives
and linger there long after the tree is down
and the lights are put away for another year.”
~ Thomas Spencer Monson,
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.
It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.
It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
~ Thomas Spencer Monson,
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks
for the light,
for your life,
for your strength.
for your food and
for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.”
Shawnee Warrior & Chief, Orator & Founder – Prophetstown
“I just see too many people retire and say,
‘I’m going to take off, travel, spend time with my family’ and they are just miserable.
They end up dying. People who work and stay active, and like what they are doing, live longer.”
~ Terry Bradshaw,
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback (1970-1983), Actor, TV Analyst, Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
Super Bowl MVP (XIII, XIV), Pro Bowl (1975, 1978, 1979), First-Team All-Pro (1978), NFL Most Valuable Player (1978),
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1979), Pro Football Hall of Fame (1989) & College Football Hall of Fame (1996)
“To be interested in the changing seasons is . . .
a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
~ George Santayana,
a.k.a. Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás,
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet & Novelist
“The body is like a car: the older you become the more you have to take care of it
– and you don’t leave a Ferrari out in the sun.”
~ Joan Collins, DBE,
Actress, Author, Columnist, Wig Designer,
Eye-Wear Designer & Creator/Founder – Timeless Beauty
“It’ll keep you alive for another 10 years, if you get yourself a laugh once a day:
either provoke it, or look around in the wildest laboratory in the world, the public.”
~ Jerry Lewis,
a.k.a Joseph Levitch
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Humanitarian, Screenwriter and Film Director
Winner of several Lifetime Achievements Awards from:
The American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association,
& Venice Film Festival, Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2x)
Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors
(highest Emmy Award, 2005)
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(2009)
“I sing a lot, even with my voice.”
~ Heidi Klum.,
Supermodel, Television Personality, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Singer,
Television Producer, Author, Actress, Philanthropist & Crystal Cross Award (2014)
“It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.”
~ Liam Neeson,
“You have to enjoy life.
Always be surrounded by people that you like,
people who have a nice conversation.
There are so many positive things to think about.”
~ Sophia Loren
a.k.a Sofia Villani Scicolone,
Actress, Best Foreign Actress BAFTA Award winner,
Best Actress Academy Award winner, César Award winner,
Golden Ariel Award winner, and Grammy Award-winner
“First comes peace. Then joy. Then love. And finally understanding.”
~ Chonda Pierce,
Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist &
Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center
“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”
“I like having my hair and face done,
but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to.
I make music to be a musician, not to be on the cover of Playboy.”
“I don’t rely on my figure to sell records.”
“Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body,
I’d still wear elegant clothes.”
“I’m really happy to be me,
and I’d like to think people like me more
because I’m happy with myself
and not because I refuse to conform to anything.”
a.k.a. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Singer, Songwriter & Grammy Award (12x)
“I’m so totally future-oriented that,
for me, I don’t know what the future’s about,
but I can promise you it’s gonna be exciting!
~ Kenny Rogers,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Entrepreneur,
Guitarist & Fiddler
“It’s nice to be asked
to do good projects.”
~ Dougray Scott,
“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
“I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.”
~ Arthur Rubinstein,
“If you bungle raising your children,
I don’t think whatever else you do well
matters very much.”
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
Photographer, Book Editor &
35th First Lady of the United States (1961 – 1963)
“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas.
Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”
~ W. J. Tucker”,
“Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere.
Our hands are busy with many tasks, as carols fill the air.”
~ Shirley Sallay,
“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers.
But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life,
you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories.
Those memories, good and bad, are really what help
to keep a family together over the long haul.”
~ Caroline Kennedy,
Author, Attorney, Diplomat &
United States Ambassador to Japan
“Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal.
We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition.”
~ Fred Melamed,
Actor, Producer & Writer
“Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I’m smiling,
sometimes I’m giving thanks for all the things
I have rather than worrying about the things I don’t.”
~ Yaya DaCosta,
a.k.a. Camara DaCosta Johnson
Actress & Model