We asked the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us. Check some of those out below.

Lain Roy | Artist/Songwriter

“You only get out what you put in”. This quote is what I try to think about when I’m unmotivated to work on a song, to do anything. Read more>>

Mario Winston | Photographer

failure is the key to success, each mistake teaches us something we may have missed. this concept has always stuck with me and helped me appreciate both my losses and my wins. with failures, they’re opportunities that we can take to learn how to improve ourselves I’ve seen a ton of people try, fail, and give up but when you’re passionate about something, you keep going. Read more>>

Aubree Gordon | Custom cake artist

Do you realize how many events, choices, that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading up to the making of you? Just exactly the way you are.
– A Wrinkle in Time This is the quote that changed my life. My favorite saying has always been “everything happens for a reason”. I had never heard it said like this before watching the live-action remake of A Wrinkle In Time, 2018. Read more>>

Rudy Salgado | Photographer

A quote that has stuck with me for years now is, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Many of us, including myself, have lived life with a safety net on and choose to stay in a place that’s familiar and safe. This can lead us to feel stuck and ultimately lead to feelings of depression. I know, because I have been there. Choosing to take risks, seek help, seek opportunities despite obstacles and rejections is what helps your story move forward. Read more>>

Benni Ola | Artist & Poet

“We have more in common than what makes us different” Anytime I think about this it grounds me and helps me listen, listen to my voice, listen to people talk and really empathize with their view, simply for the sake of being human. Read more>>

Demi Vitkute | Fashion Journalist, Editor & Media Strategist

One of my favorite writers and role models right now is the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth. Welteroth changed the magazine for the better when she started publishing more political stories– from the election of President Trump to climate change and political violence in Sudan. After all, young people care about more than just what to wear on the first day of school or how to seduce a crush. Read more>>

Cathy Judy | Jewelry Artist

I began making jewelry in high school and have always been attracted to arts, crafts, and various forms of media. In my 20s and 30s I delved into knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, and action-still rock ‘n roll photography. It wasn’t until a major heartbreak and discovering I had Stage 3 cancer that I started reading about the therapeutic properties of gemstones and designing jewelry again for the purpose of self-healing ….and this is where & when I started my favorite quote/affirmation to all my clients that have bought from me…”please wear in good health!” Read more>>

Mikella Hansley (Speaks) | Author, Entrepreneur, & Motivational Speaker

Quote: There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. – Michelle Obama I feel like people should not just live only to get an education but also to experience new things and to make a difference. My career goals/business is driving me to continue to give to others. I want to equip myself with the knowledge and skills to educate others. My desire is to make a significant difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves. Read more>>

Imani Williams-Sparks | Writer & Filmmaker

The quote that I live by is, “Show up and see it through.” It means that even when you are afraid to try or experience something new, show up anyway and don’t give up. I love this quote because it has always reminded me that no matter what, God knew I was ready to be in whatever room or environment that I am placed in. Read more>>

Nela V Steric | Visual Artist and a Creativity Lector

My favorite quote is my own: “ Have your own opinion – do not conform” Very often, people, many artists and creatives among us, do not state their own opinions, but chose to politically correct, in fear not to be perceived as bad people. The reasons for it are many, first of it is fear, fear of being hated, commented/bullied, “cancelled”, or, in many parts in the world, killed. Read more>>

Parris Calkin | Film Director

“We are the sum of our actions, and therefore our habits make all the difference.” It’s all in the little details. If your goal is to grow 1% each day, you become the amalgamation of your effort. When I started to think like this, my life shifted into focus on who I want to be. Habits make it easier to look at your life in small pieces that matter. If there’s something you care about getting better at, work on it every day. Read more>>

Somalia Brown | The Disruptor

My favorite quote is ‘You have not because you asked not’, and the reason it is my favourite is because closed mouths don’t get fed. If you don’t ask, then you have no right to be upset when you don’t receive it. If you don’t speak it, you have no right to expect it. If you don’t release it into the atmosphere, you have no right to think that someone can read your mind to give you what you need. So, to have is to ask. Read more>>