“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
“If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.” ~ George Aiken
“If any of you happens to see an injustice, you are no longer a spectator, you are a participant. And you have an obligation to do something.” ~ June Callwood 1924-2007
“I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply.” ~ Rod Serling 1924-1975
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007
“Everything will be okay in the end; if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” ~ Carolyn Myers
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~ Unknown
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams
“Gah!!!” ~ Me. Regularly.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
“She’s Wonder Woman With Curly Hair, for fuck’s sake.” ~ Madame Weebles. About me.
“If I didn’t love her I’d hate her guts.” ~ Also Madame Weebles. Also about me.
“If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.” ~ Paul F. Davis
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” ~ Elizabeth Bibesco
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007
“To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Now, it is very difficult to do. It has always been very easy for me to put on a show and be cocky, and be flooded with a cocky feeling and feel pretty cool and all that. I can make all kinds of phoney things. Blinded by it. Or I can show some really fancy movement. But to experience oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, and to express myself honestly, now that is very hard to do.” ~ Bruce Lee
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ~ Bruce Lee
“You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.” ~ Johnny Depp