10 Inspiring Quotes

Thoughts on Finding Strength and Courage 

(1) Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.   ~ Marianne Williamson

(2) Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. ~Augustine of Hippo

(3) The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any.
 ~ Alice Walker

Thoughts on Recognizing Your Worth   

(4) Never let the hand you hold, hold you down.  ~Author Unknown

(5) Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

(6) There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. ~ Martha Graham

Thoughts on Supporting Women 

(7) There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.  ~ Madeleine K. Albright

(8) Educating girls worldwide is the best way to advance the role of women. ~ Geena Davis

(9) Remember our heritage is our power; we can know ourselves and our capacities by seeing that other women have been strong. 
~ Judy Chicago

(10) When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life. ~ Kofi Annan

10 Quotes to Inspire You: Thoughts on Creating the Future

10 Quotes to Inspire You
Thoughts on Creating the Future

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay

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Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.  – Ella Fitzgerald

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  Your playing small does not serve the world. – Marianne Williamson

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I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source. – Lucretia Mott

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Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. – Georgia O’Keeffe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of being. – Goethe

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In the long run men hit only what they aim at. – Henry David Thoreau

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Dreams are necessary to life. – Anais Nin

15 Quotes on Art: Thoughts on Women’s Voice, Creating a Vision, & Coming Together

15  Quotes on Art
Thoughts on Women’s Voice, Creating a Vision, &
Coming Together

I’d like to share with you a few thoughtful quotes.  I’ve organized the quotes into three areas that I am especially passionate about, women’s voice, creating a vision, & coming together.

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Women’s Voice

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
~ Georgia O’Keeffe


I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.
~  Nikki Giovanni

If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
~ Dolly Parton

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~Maya Angelou

All great art is a visual form of prayer.
~ Sister Wendy Beckett

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Creating a Vision

Some stories are true that never happened.
~ Elie Weisel

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
~ John Cage

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
~Aristotle

Painting is stronger than I am. It makes me do whatever it wants.
~ Picasso

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
~Mark Twain

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Coming Together

What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist if you didn’t want to share an experience, a thought.
~ David Hockney

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
~Dr. Seuss


No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
~ John Donne

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of being.
~ Goethe

For art to be relevant, artists must address the social and spiritual issues of our time.
~ Suzi Gablik

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