Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Week 17: Francine Ward

“From the moment I decided to become a lawyer, I was told I would never meet the requirements—that I’d never make it. They said my criminal record would get in the way. They said people like me--women who’d come from where I came from didn’t stand a chance. That women like me didn’t become lawyers, we paid lawyers!...But they were wrong.”

--Francine Ward
Self-esteem coach, inspiring speaker, author, lawyer

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Week 16: Ellen DeGeneres

“I’m a godmother, that’s a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that’s cute, I taught her that."

--Ellen DeGeneres
Emmy-Award winning
comedienne, TV host, actress & author...
Quote from My Point And I Do Have One

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Week 15: Maria Campbell

“I had no money...I decided to go back out in the street and work...But I just couldn’t ...I'd be back on drugs again . . . I started writing a letter [to myself] because I had to have somebody to talk to, and there was nobody ... that was how I wrote Halfbreed."

--Maria Campbell
M├ętis author, playwright, broadcaster, filmmaker, and Elder
Halfbreed, still taught today in schools across Canada, has inspired generations of indigenous women and men.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Week 14: Tallulah Bankhead

“It’s the good girls who keep diaries;
the bad girls never have the time.”

—Tallulah Bankhead
Actress and bon vivant

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Week 13: Barbara Kingsolver

“One of the very first things I figured out about that it's better to be a hopeful person than a cynical, grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you're hopeful, you have more fun.”

—Barbara Kingsolver
Best-selling author who
in 2000 received the
National Humanities
Medal, the highest honor
awarded in the US for
service through the arts.