Tag: Positivity

Quotes April 04, 2024

I have no son or daughter / to mourn my final moments / but I will go anyway / and not go home / on the way
Neeli Cherkovski,
poet, biographer
1945-2024
 
 
 
 
The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
William Hazlitt,
essayist, drama and literary critic, social commentator
 
 
 
 
Become so confident in who you are that no one’s behavior, opinion, or rejection can affect you.
Brad Turnbull – Author
 
 
 
 
Be the curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, and with what makes you happy.
Leo Babauta – Author
 
 
 
 
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.
Gever Tulley – Writer
 
 
 
 
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.
James Baldwin,
writer
 
 

Quotes Mach 18-19, 2024

The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank – 1929-1945 – German-Dutch Diarist-Jewish Holocaust Victim
 
 
 
 
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton – 1643-1727 – Mathematician-Physicist-Astronomer-Author
 
 
 
 
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill – 1874-1965 – Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom-Author-British Statesman
 
 
 
 
Optimism is true moral courage.
Ernest Shackleton – 1874-1922 – Explorer
 
 
 
 
On my darkest days, gratitude is my light.
Alex Elle – Author-Wellness Educator-Podcast Host

 
 

Quotes March 10-13, 2024

If you have a brain, you are obliged to use it.
Meryl Streep,
actor
March is Women’s History Month
 
 
 
 
My Islamic faith taught me that if you can’t change something with your hands, change it with your tongue, and if you can’t change it with your tongue, then desire to change it in your heart.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh,
writer, activist, tech entrepreneur
March is Women’s History Month
 
 
 
 
“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
Love is space and time made perceptible to the heart.
Marcel Proust
 
 
 
 
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.
Katharine Hepburn
 
 
 
 
“Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.”
Joe Montana
 
 
 
 
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
If life shuts a door, open it. Its a door. That’s how they work.
Graffiti
 
 
 
 
Be brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
When you see your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.
Unknown

 
 

Quotes March 04-06, 2024

Truly, the reason I went onstage is to have people listen to me talk about my feelings without someone saying, ‘Pass the meatloaf.’
Richard Lewis,
comedian, actor
1947-2024
 
 
 
 
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”
Neil Gaiman
 
 
 
 
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick – Writer
 
 
 
 
Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.
Simon T. Bailey – Author-Speaker
 
 
 
 
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive.
Hans Lelye – 1907-1982 – Endocrinologist-Founder of Stress Theory
 
 
 
 
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin – 1840-1917 – Sculptor
 
 
 
 
My perspective will create my perception.
Neale Donald Walsch – Author
 
 
 
 
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
Franz Kafka
 
 
 
 
If you want to stay young, you have to think young. Having a sense of wonder, a sense of humor, and a sense of curiosity — these are my tonic.
Iris Apfel,
businessperson, interior designer, fashion icon
1921-2024
March is Women’s History Month
 
 
 
 

Quotes January 30, 2024

Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.
Esther Hicks – Inspirational Speaker-Author
 
 
 
 

Facts about toxic environment??

The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
Ellen DeGeneres – Comedian-Television Host-Actress-Writer-Producer
 
 
 
 
Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do.
Nadia Comaneci – Former Gymnast-Gold Medalist
 
 
 
 
I think things are changing, slowly. It’s definitely better than it was 40 years ago for women and artists of color, but it’s still not quite where we should be.
I don’t think of my work as selfies at all. A lot of people were taking photos of themselves before me.
Cindy Sherman,
artist, photographer
 
 
 
 
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
William Osler – 1849-1919 – Physician
 
 
 
 
One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.
A. A. Milne,
writer
 
 
 
 
Reminder:
We have to make mistakes. It’s how we learn compassion for others.
Curtis Sittenfeld
 
 

Quotes January 24-25, 2024

To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.
Peter Sellers,
actor, comedian
 
 
 
 
“Don’t be short-tempered with yourself, and you’ll be a whole lot nicer to be around with everyone else.”
Mary Tyler Moore
 
 
 
 
The secret in the search for meaning is to find your passion and pursue it.
Gail Sheehy,
writer, journalist, lecturer
 
 
 
 
“Focus on what lights a fire inside of you and use that passion to fill a white space. Don’t be afraid of the challenges, the missteps, and the setbacks along the way. What matters is that you keep going.”
Kendra Scott
 
 
 
 
“There’s a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success.”
Paul “Bear” Bryant
 
 
 
 
Reminder:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 1928-1968 – Minister and Civil Rights Activist
 
 

Quotes January 11, 2024

I always said to myself, wait and see, which is wrong. Give them their dinner when they’re hungry.
Joan Acocella,
dance and literature critic, writer
1945-2024
 
 
 
 
The most valuable skill or talent that you could ever develop is that of directing your thoughts toward what you want.
Neale Donald Walsch – Author
 
 
 
 
“Heroes always have their scars. Some you can see, some you read about later on.”
George Foreman
 
 
 
 
“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things—to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”
Sir Edmund Hillary
 
 
 
 
“Action is the antidote to despair.”
Joan Baez
 
 
 
 
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia
 
 

Quotes December 30, 2023

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
Michael John Bobak – Digital Artist-Songwriter-Poet
 
 
 
 
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin
 
 
 
 
“To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise.”
Benazir Bhutto
 
 
 
 
“We change people through conversation, not through censorship.”
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
 
 
 
 
“Fear of life closes off more opportunities for us than fear of death ever does.”
Agnes Moorehead
 
 
 
 
“If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.”
Chuck Yeager
 
 
 
 
“We are more fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves.”
John Glenn
 
 
 
 
“Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.”
Ralph Bunche
 
 
 
 
“The highest of distinctions is service to others.”
King George VI
 
 

Quotes December 02, 2023

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
Roy T. Bennett – 1939-2014 – Author
 
 
 
 
When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
Carol Burnett – Actress-Comedian-Singer
 
 
 
 
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
Amelia Earhart
 
 
 
 
A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
George R.R. Martin,
writer
 
 
 
 
For everything there’s a bad way of describing, also a good way. You pick the good way, you get along better.
Cynthia Ozick,
writer
 
 
 
 
Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?
Italo Calvino
 
 

Quotes October 12, 2023

We shall unite. We have learned the meaning of Unity.
It can be done!
Cesar Chavez,
labor leader, civil rights activist
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
If you’re gonna be somebody, you need to be a leader not a follower … be strong-minded.
Selena Quintanilla,
singer-songwriter, businessperson, actor, fashion designer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
There is no end to what can be said about the world.
Don’t plan it all. Let life surprise you a little.
Julia Alvarez,
writer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
 
 
 
I dreamed of being a great football player as far back as I can remember. I decided to take one step at a time and wouldn’t settle for less.
My goal is to be recognized as the best. … When they say ‘middle linebacker’ I want them to mean Butkus.
Dick Butkus,
professional American football player, actor
1942-2023
 
 
 
 
I live in fear of being a contented passenger. I’d rather get parts I can’t play.
Michael Gambon,
actor
1940-2023
 
 
 
 
Architects should be reaching out in every way possible to the general public.
Can you name five female architects?
Beverly Willis,
architect
1928-2023
 
 
 
 
Every day we are given chances to be a little wiser than before.
Sonia Choquette – Spiritual Teacher
 
 
 
 
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
William James – 1842-1910 – American Philosopher
 
 
 
 
The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.
Walt Whitman – 1819-1892 – Poet-Essayist
 
 
 
 
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.
Amy Rees Anderson – Author