“Love is chosen by us. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. In doing so, she allowed me to think for myself and develop my own voice. The world is behind you.” –, “There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. When she’s smiling, return the smile. –, “Give light and people will find the way.”, “Dreams are lovely. Be yourself. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.”, “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” —, “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” —, ”In every crisis there is a message. amzn_assoc_title = "My Amazon Picks"; I’m not a victim. Imitation is suicide.” –, “Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal.” —, “Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. “Black women are backbone of black men and give them their strength.” – by Unknown. The heart has better vision when it comes to beauty and love. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.” – Marian Wright Edelman, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou, “You never know which experiences of life are going to be of value . Beautiful. You also need honesty and openness if you want to succeed at love.” – Bell Hooks, 18. #HappyMothersDay, Mom. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” –Lorraine Hansberry, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Any Happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself”–, “I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace- a connection to what matters.”–, “Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.”–, “A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” —, “I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.”, “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”–, “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.”, “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”–, “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” —, “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry.