“I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not,
has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world.
Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations,
but it’s up to us to find solutions today, so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.”
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)
“I think that once a substantive issue becomes public knowledge,
it is up to each and every one of us to do our part to help implement positive change(s).
That is why I ask ALL viewers of my site, to commit to the act of volunteering.
Consider feeding the homeless or donate to your local food bank;
give of your time at church; or, go a step further by setting up your own non-profit organization
that seeks to make a targeted difference. Even if you decide to help just one person,
such as an elderly neighbor…think of how fulfilling that would be.
If we all learned to share in that sentiment, I honestly believe our world
would be elevated with far more love and unity.”
~ Jackee Harry,
Actress, Singer, Director,
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1987),
NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1999 & 2000)
“I do not like carving the world
into segments; we are one world.”
~ Indira Gandhi,
“So many cool opportunities in the world…
so few people prepared to take them
and reap the rewards. Prepare yourself.”
~ Tai Lopez,
Entrepreneur & Investor
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies,
those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
~ John Milton
Poet, Polemicist, Man of Letters
& Civil Servant – Commonwealth of England
“What I am very, very moved and struck by is that so many people in the world
are often living a life that they hadn’t planned for themselves.
And they wake up one day and say, ‘Hang on. Who am I? Is this really me?
Is this what I really wanted?’ And also, ‘Can I change it?
Have I got the courage to change it?'”
~ Kate Winslet,
Actress, Academy Award, BAFTA Awards (3X), BIFA Award, Golden Globe Awards (4x),
Grammy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, AACTA Award & Screen Actors Guild Awards (3x)
“Everybody deserves a second chance in this world.
That’s basically all I ask.”
~ Shannon Doherty.,
“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.”
~ George Washington Carver,
Botanist and Inventor
“Every man and woman is born into the world to do
something unique and something distinctive and
if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.”
~ Benjamin E. Mays,
President – Morehouse College (August 1940 – July 1967), Minister,
Civil Rights Icon & Schomburg Honor Roll of Race Relations Inductee,
“Self-admiration has created a culture of narcissism and a “love gap” that diminishes us.
What the world needs most is a love that is the polar opposite of narcissism.
A love that is selfless and self-abandoning.
A love that does not ask,
“What’s in it for me?” but “What’s in it for those I am privileged to know?”
A love that isn’t about being served but serving others.
Your dreams come alive when you are preoccupied with making other people’s dreams come true.
That is where real happiness is found.”
~ Mark Chironna,
Pastor, Life Coach & Author
“There’s something happening in the world that didn’t happen before.
We are acting like one big brain.”
~ Antonio Banderas,
Actor, Director, Producer, Singer & Philanthropist
“Help others and give something back.
I guarantee you will discover that while public service
improves the lives and the world around you,
its greatest reward is the enrichment
and new meaning it will bring your own life.”
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Actor, Producer, Businessman, Investor, Author,
Philanthropist, Activist, Politician,
Professional Bodybuilder & 38th Governor of California (2003-2011)
“Any excuse to live in New York and do art
has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.”
~ Tommy Chong,
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Activist & Musician
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear.
Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.
And we’ll change the world.”
~ Jack Layton,
“When the power of love
overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace.”
~ Jimi Hendrix,
Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter