Episode 28

Favorite Quotes Friday

Published on: 12th February, 2021

All the quotes in today’s episode:


I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.

-Augusta Savage


At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens—that letting go—you let go because you can.

-Toni Morrison, Tar Baby


Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.

-Maria Popova 


I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. 

-Langston Hughes


We never know how high we are / Till we are called to rise; / And then, if we are true to plan, / our statures touch the skies

-Emily Dickinson


There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

-Zora Neale Hurston


As artists we work every day. We make our own lives every day, we care for our family every day. It is hard daily work, this creative process.

-Corita Kent


I’m not trying to make things up, I'm trying to describe what's already happening.

-Seth Godin



Creativity helps us realize that we don't have to understand everything. We can enjoy something -feel it and use it- without ever fully comprehending it.

-Faith Ringgold


I have refused to live

locked in the orderly house of

reasons and proofs.

The world I live in and believe in

is wider than that. And anyway,

what’s wrong with Maybe?

-Mary Oliver


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

-Maya Angelou


One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.

-John O'Donohue


Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.

-Alma Thomas


Without community there is no liberation.

-Audre Lorde


I don’t know the answers to anything. I just come to sing you these songs that have been inspired by something that I hope is deeper and bigger than myself.

-Leonard Cohen

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