“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)
“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
“It is the identity that we ascribe to God out of doubt or faith in His Scriptures
that will determine the identity we will give ourselves and ultimately the life that we inevitably live.
If He is the Creator, then we are created. If He is Master, then we are servants.
If He is love, then we are loved. If He is omnipotent, then we are not as powerful as we think.
If He is omniscient, then there is nowhere to hide. If He cannot lie, then His promises are all true.
It is faith in the truths of God’s character that has the power to completely revolutionize
how our lives are lived out.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do,
not what you want to do; don’t leave out your daily exercise and love yourself.”
~ Ida Keeling
Track and Field Athlete, Masters Records (60 meter), Masters Records (100 meter) & Author
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself,
as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
~ Bud D. Ha
“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”
~ Thomas John Watson, Sr.,
Businessman, Chairman & CEO of IBM
“When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally and protected equally.
Every action I take, I will ask myself, ‘Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson,
who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child of America?’.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Television Personality, Author,
Real Estate Developer, Founder – Trump Entertainment Resorts &
45th President of the United States (1/20/2017 – )
“If you are to free yourselves you must break the chains of oppression yourselves.
Only then can we express our dignity, only when we have liberated ourselves can we co-operate with other groups.
Any acceptance of humiliation, indignity or insult is acceptance of inferiority.”
~ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
Anti-Apartheid Activist, Politician, First Lady of South Africa (1994–1996), Parliament of South Africa (2009–2018) & (1994–2003)
Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (1994-1996), Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award (1985),
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Candace Award (1988),
“I do not agree with Thomas Wolfe… about anything.
You can go home again as long as you don’t expect home to be what it was when you left it,
or you don’t expect yourself to be what you were when you left home.”
~ Raymond Burr
Actor, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder – Sea God Nurseries,
Owner – Raymond Burr Vineyards, Emmy Awards (2X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1960),
Canada Post “Canadians in Hollywood” Postage Stamp (2008), Canadian Legends Award (2009), Canada’s Walk of Fame Star (2009)
“Be careful what you think because your thoughts run your life!”
~ Lisa Osteen Comes,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church & Author