“The thing you have to be prepared for is that
other people don’t always dream your dream.”
~ Linda Ronstadt,
Grammy Awards (11X), American Music Awards (3X), Academy of Country Music Awards (2X),
Emmy Award (1989), ALMA Award, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011),
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2016), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2014),
National Medal of Arts and Humanities Award (2014) & Consecutive Platinum Albums (8)
Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame
“To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings,
and I would – I don’t know,
I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.”
a.k.a. Prince Rogers Nelson,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Director, Philanthropist,
Academy Award (1985), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (2x), Brit Awards (7x),
Boston Society of Film Critics Award (2016), Golden Globe Award (2007),
American Music Award (4x), Grammy Award (7x), Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame (2016),
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) & UK Music Hall of Fame (2006)
“Jealousy… is a mental cancer.”
~ B. C. Forbes,
a.k.a. Bertie Charles Forbes
Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Forbes Magazine,
Founder – Investors League
“New Year… …. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.
New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.
Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year
of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself
in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author, Philanthropist & Public Speaker
“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not,
and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation.”
~ J.K. Rowling,
Novelist, Screenwriter & Philanthropist
“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
“I used to think that my best years were my twenties.
But now I have the home of my dreams, the man of my dreams,
my daughter is grown, my mother is happy.
These are my best years. My sixties are my best years.
Age ain’t nothing but a number. It’s your attitude that counts.”
~ Monica Kaufman Pearson,
Television Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor (WSB-TV Atlanta, 37 yrs),
Radio Host, Guest Lecturer, College Instructor, Columnist & Emmy Awards (33X)
“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself.
I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything.
It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself.
I believe that a lot of how you look
is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life.
Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,
“Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.”
~ Author Unknown,
“I don’t walk around with fear.
I walk around with strength. I believe in cause and effect.”
~ Melanie Griffith,
Actress & Philanthropist
“I think it’s important to get your surroundings, as well as yourself,
into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people,
not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.”
~ Heidi Klum.,
Supermodel, Television Personality, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Singer,
Television Producer, Author, Actress, Philanthropist & Crystal Cross Award (2014)
“By your words, you form your destiny –
what you say within yourself determines the end promise of your life!
Your future lives in your mouth!”
~ Paula White-Cain,
Senior Pastor, Television Host, Author &
Co-Founder of Without Walls International Church (1991)
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
~ Anna Eleanor Roosevelt,
First Lady of the United States (March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945) & Politician
“I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.”
~ Andie MacDowell,
Actress & Model
“I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school.
I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did.
And what I didn’t do well,
I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well,
because maybe they saw my talent,
so they would give me a chance.
I had no idea that they would see me completely different.”
~ Viola Davis,
Actress & Producer
“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy.
And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.”
~ Susan L. Taylor,
Editor, Writer & Journalist
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about the bitter yesterdays.
Let the pass, pass. Your best days are just ahead!”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach
“I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic books.
I saw movies and I was the hero of the movie.
So, every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times.”
~ Elvis Aaron Presley,
Musician, Singer & Actor
“Is your problem really your problem,
or is your ATTITUDE toward your problem the real problem?”
~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker & Philanthropist
“A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands;
it is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.”
~ Author Unknown
“The book is called, “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce,
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.
We can help write that story by setting goals.”
~ Melody Beattie,
“Community service has taught me all kinds of skills and increased my confidence.
You go out there and think on your feet, work with others and create something from nothing.
That’s what life’s all about.”
~ Andrew Shue,
Actor, Co-Founder of Do Something & CafeMom
“Optimists and pessimists die the same way.
They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.”
~ Shimon Peres
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957)
Continue reading “The Optimist’s Life”
“Every dream I’ve ever had in life has come true ten times over.”
~ Steve Wozniak
Inventor, Eectronics Engineer, Programmer, Technology Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
Founder of Wings of Zeus (WoZ), Co-Founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation,
ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (1979), National Medal of Technology (1985)
Fellow of the Computer History Museum (1998), National Inventors Hall of Fame (2000)
Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment (2001), Isaac Asimov Science Award (2011)
Continue reading “Ten Times Over”