Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Connie Schultz

"…I know, each of us is unique, but life happens in ways that bind us like Gorilla Glue…No matter where we live, we all have those moments when a sudden reminder of life's brevity changes us, at least for a little while. In that quiet moment of surrender, life happens."

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Copyrighted excerpt from "Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Myrlie Evers-Williams

“We invoke the prayers of our grandmothers … Let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. There’s something within me that holds the reins. There’s something within me that banishes pain. There’s something within me that I cannot explain… all I know … is there is something within. There is something within.”  

widow of Medgar Evers and first woman to deliver a prayer at a Presidential inauguration (1.21.13)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Anne Hathaway

"Sally [Field], I have to thank you for being the vanguard against typecasting — the Flying Nun grew up to be Norma Rae, grew up to be Mrs. Gump, grew up to be Mary Todd Lincoln."  

during her 2013 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Neema Namadamu

 "I live in Eastern Congo, labeled as one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. I belong to a marginalized tribe, and I am crippled from polio. But none of those things characterize me. I have a vision for my country that compels me, and its destiny is driving me. It’s big, maybe improbable, but not impossible. For I have learned that making the impossible possible, simply requires a different set of rules. And I’m all about changing the rules."

 Democratic Republic of Congo

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Helen Keller

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

Helen_Keller13.jpg                 Helen Keller
                      author, political activist, lecturer