Quotes February 21, 2019

Every man prays in his own language.
Duke Ellington,
jazz composer
 
 
 
 
7 x 7 + love = An amount Infinitely above: 7 x 7 – love
Langston Hughes,
poet, social activist and leader of the Harlem Renaissance
 
 
 
 
I have had a significant loss of clout. I will have to make up for it with hard work and with extra effort.
John Dingell,
longest-serving congressperson in American history
 
 
 
 
I didn’t break the rules, but I challenged the rules.
Ella Baker,
civil rights and human rights activist
 
 
 
 
When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I’ll still be fly.
Rihanna,
singer and songwriter
 
 
 
 
I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
Jean-Michel Basquiat,
artist
 
 
 
 
Play with it. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.
Karl Lagerfeld,
fashion designer
1933-2019
 
 
 
 
True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption.
bell hooks,
professor, feminist and author focusing on the intersection of race, gender and capitalism
 
 
 
 

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
Benjamin Banneker,
first African-American man of science