Do you have a favorite dialogue, lyric, quote or affirmation? Please share with us below.

Venishia Marthrel | Author & Entrepreneur

My favorite quote is actually a line from Marianne Williamson’s poem Our Deepest Fear. “Your playing small does not serve the world.” This line is so powerful to me because of how simple the message truly is. Often times we live beneath our personal potential threshold. Confidence is key when it comes to life and finding your avenue of success. I firmly believe in living boldly and unapologetically. Live big, take up space, find your confidence and change the world. Read more>>

Rai Fiondella | Freelance Illustrator & Creative Writer

“Where I look is where I go.” Whenever I start having doubts about myself or my artwork, this quote helps me to refocus on my goals, and to feel pride in my achievements rather than being stuck on the “should have, would have, could have.” It’s good to have ambition, but it’s also good to allow yourself to feel proud of the steps you take along the way, big or small. By looking at the things I’ve accomplished, rather than thinking, “oh, I should be further with this project by now,” I think, “hey, I drew an entire comic page more than I had yesterday!” Reframing my thinking in a more positive way keeps me motivated, and it encourages me to push harder to achieve more of those goals. Read more>>

Abimbola Fernandez | Entrepreneur

There is a Nigerian proverb that my late father used to tell me, it translates roughly to “The most empty drum beats the loudest.” This has stuck by me throughout my life & resonates more than ever now as a young woman in Los Angeles. It reminds me to be secure in who I am, remain humble, grateful & most importantly to have compassion for others because you never know what they are going through behind their facade. Read more>>

Cheryl Mang | V.P., Board of Directors

At the beginning over every new year, I pick a guiding word, a word that influences how I will approach the upcoming year. For 2021, I chose the word grace. 2020 was tough, and as we begin to emerge from such an unprecedented year, it’s important that we show kindness to not only others but also to ourselves. Read more>>

Jack Schwenke | Bassist & Composer

“Where we’re from is not who we are. Boy, do we get hung up on that!” The great bassist Victor Wooten said this, and it just really stuck with me. I’ve definitely spent a lot of time in this headspace wishing I had better opportunities when I was young, that I came from a better music scene, just generally regretting things I couldn’t change – in music, AND in life. I like to keep Victor’s words in mind to keep me focused and looking to the future. We don’t have to be shackled to our past!. Read more>>

Jessica W. | Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist & Akashic Record Reader

“It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being brave!” I wrote this down in my journal to remind myself to take chances. ‘Perfectionism’ has (and sometimes still does!) stand in my way and this affirmation encourages me to step outside of my boundaries. No one is usually harder on ourselves than us. There is more self-growth and self-love in being brave as opposed to being perfect… and isn’t that what we should really strive for?. Read more>>

Kimberlee Morales | Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur

Deciding to work for myself wasn’t an easy decision. There was a lot of fear and doubt surrounding this huge life choice but I remember what someone told me during this time of turmoil and uncertainty of not knowing what the future would hold for me. They told me, “Talented people are always in demand.” After six years of being my own boss, this quote is the one that I repeat to myself daily. Not a day has gone by where I haven’t been blessed with work, submissions, inquiries or interest in my business. And for that, I am incredibly thankful. This quote is one of the first things I ever held onto as a business owner to instill confidence in myself as an entrepreneur. It is always the first thing I tell others as well who are considering starting a business but are afraid of the uncertainty that comes with being self-employed. Read more>>

Unitha Ramirez | Graphic Designer

My favorite quote came to me at a time of great anxiety, when I didn’t know what was to come next after the completion of my internship with Disney’s Yellow Shoes. More than a year had passed since I graduated college, and like all graduates, I just wanted a job within my industry. Many of my peers got a full-time job straight out of college, so I was already feeling behind given I was still doing internships over a year later. In November 2018, I was on vacation in Tokyo and visited the beautiful Meiji Shrine. At this shrine, there’s a place where you can shake a canister to receive a numbered stick, and this stick corresponds to a fortune or poem. December would be when my internship would end, so I was worried that I’d be going from a high of visiting Japan to a low of leaving a place I enjoyed working at. But on this day, I received this poem and felt my fears fade away. Read more>>

Zaria Stott | Chef of Food by Zaria: Giving Others Delight

1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether you eat, drink, or what ever you do, do it all for the glory of God. ” I’ve clung to this scripture in regards to my business. It doesn’t so much mean only literally eat or drink for the Glory of God, but do everything for His glory. So anybody can run with this. It’s a huge reminder of why I’m working my business in the first place, and it makes food and serving others more enjoyable for me. Read more>>

Change The Game | Artist / Designer

While not exactly a quote/affirmation, “Change The Game”, the name in which I go by, is actually a mantra in it of itself. In essence, it’s a reminder to think differently, to break from conventions, and to be open to seeing the world in new ways. It’s an overarching statement that drives how I create work, make decisions, and how I choose to set my mindset. Read more>>

Natalia Lazo | Public Health Educator & Author

My favorite quote of all time is by J.K. Rowling: “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” From the moment I read it, I was gravitated to the words. I wrote this quote onto my bedroom wall and into the margins of my planner notebook. I loved the contradiction of rock bottom being a solid foundation. Rock bottom is a place where we all hit eventually, whether it’s mental, financial, etc. I have recovered from many dark setbacks in my personal life, so the message of trudging forward speaks volumes to me because of how relatable that feeling is. The beautiful thing about life though, is that you can re-invent yourself and begin again. It’s never too late to change, and there is always room to go. This quote is an amazing reminder of this. Read more>>

Anna Mitchell | Wedding + Event Planner

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” by Charles R. Swindoll has been my favorite quote for as long as I can remember. When faced with challenges, this quote has reminded me that the way I respond to a situation is what matters most. It has been applicable throughout many stages of my life both personally and professionally. Much like events, life can be full of ups and downs, and when we are down, getting back up is up to us. We must react positively to falling by getting back up even if that means potentially falling again. Most events experience unexpected changes and it is up to Event Planners, like myself, to provide a positive, solution-oriented response to create the best possible experience for attendees. Despite how the pandemic has impacted the event industry, I have maintained a future-forward mindset and earned the CMP designation to prepare myself for when our industry fully recovers. I have learned first hand that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how to react to it so I plan on continuing to do just that!. Read more>>

Steven Higgins | oil painter

Jim Sullivan has a song called So Natural that has a few quotes that I have been thinking about lately. “He looks so natural tonight He has his hair up on just right A more natural pose I couldn’t bear to see And I hope that these people never visit me It’s my time to go I just want the wind to blow My ashes until they’re completely out of sight” I am not sure what this means to me or why it sticks out so potently in my mind, but its a really powerful image. Read more>>


Ingratitude is sooner or later fatal to its author.- Ghanaian Proverb  I think about this proverb many times a day, it calls me to question my actions and to ensure that despite everything, I should continue to express gratitude to the people and things that help me understand life. When a person is incapable of giving thanks, or is too pompous, arrogant and unwilling to be flexible in their views and their behaviour, this will of course lead to a fatality, whether it be in the mind, body or soul. Read more>>

Wayne Headley | Distributor/Futurist

God’s NOT Dead! He’s surely alive! It means; in Him I live and move and have my being. It means He’s present: in everything I see, everything I do and everything I say,… so it matters. Read more>>

Lord KraVen | Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

“I am a powerful manifestor. Everything that I desire and that is in divine alignment with my purpose, is flowing to me freely, abundantly and expeditiously.”, is one of my favorite go-to daily affirmations that I have written for myself. I speak affirmations every morning with a cup of Folgers coffee (lol). Affirmations are a part of my daily meditation. This particular quote makes me feel empowered and fearless. It reminds me of my unseen potential and the power I possess to manifest all the things that I desire in my life. Whether it be in love, career, or finances. I find speaking affirmations to be a healthy practice that supports not only my spiritual growth but also my mental health. Read more>>

Mariana Palova | Artist & Writer

Tony Morrison once said: ‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.’ That’s my mojo. If I’m tired of not finding the books that I want to read, I write them. If I don’t find the art that I want to see, I create it, if I don’t have the self confidence that I need to not give up and keep creating, I go for therapy, If I can’t find in the human kind the inspiration that I need, I go for the wild, for nature; if reality does not show me my true self, I go for fantasy. The fuel that makes me work is the desire to create what the world denies to me. It applies to art, to literature, to human rights, It’s ambicious and even painful, specially in Latinamerica, but I don’t know how to live otherwise. Read more>>

Jupiter’s Heat | Acoustic Soul/R&B Duo

We connect very personally with the affirmation “Even baby steps move you forward.” As musicians, and creative people in general, it can be easy to get discouraged if a project that we’ve worked really hard on doesn’t get the amount of recognition we had hoped for, or if maybe a show doesn’t have the turn out that we expected. However, we find that finding joy in small successes such as finishing a well-written song, or posting a great cover online, helps it seem like our goals are more attainable. The trick is trying not to get overwhelmed by feeling how far away we are from our end goal. As musicians, we need to remind ourselves that art and creativity come in waves, and as long as we’re making our way up the staircase, even just one baby step at a time, we’re moving forward — and slowly but surely working our way towards accomplishing our dreams. Read more>>

Scott Alin: Actor, Writer, & Filmmaker

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.” Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo I read this book half a lifetime ago, and these words at the end of this incredible story have kept me going while I write my own. I’m not sure what the deepest grief is, and I honestly hope I never do, but I’ve crawled out of some dark places with tears of joy that I could just see the light again. I’ve also found myself at the top of the mountain, holding the trophy, getting imaginary Gatorade dumped over my head in a victory dance, and appreciated none of it. My point is: Life is a mental game—it’s not about the physical obstacles in your path but how you react to them. You’re probably rolling your eyes right now like, “yeah bro, we know”—but do you? It took me 34 years of my own delusional self-mastery to realize I wasn’t actually operating in my own best interest. Read more>>

Anne Lise Sylta | Director of Operations at SomeFuse

My favorite quote must be “If I was down to my last dollar, I would spend it on PR.” – Bill Gates. This is an excellent quote because there is nothing more valuable than having and maintaining a good reputation. Your reputation is every aspect of how your business relates to your customers, the outside world, the general public, and the media. Read more>>

ShowzArt | Art Jedi

Don’t put off what you can do today. The hard truth is that tomorrows are not promised. Nothing guarantees us breathing in ten minutes. Or waking up tomorrow or the next day. And as sad as that is – it is the one thing that should pressure us to live every day with intent and purpose. Read more>>

Jenifer Thai | Jewelry Designer & Serial Entrepreneur

I am stronger than my strongest excuse. I actually have quite a few affirmations but this is what I’ve been going by. Sometimes, as an entrepreneur and small business owner, it’s so easy to find excuses to get out of things whether I’m unsure or just am not ready or afraid. So finding an excuse is the perfect solution, especially when I have no accountability for anyone else but myself. So with this quote, it reminds me to just power through all the excuses I have for whatever reasons that may be and continue to pursue and strive for success. I’m my worst critic and my biggest cheerleader all at once. Read more>>

Cris Hodges | Singer, Songwriter and Entrepreneur

“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.” — Laird Hamilton When I first moved to Los Angeles I was sleeping on the floor of my producers home. I left everything behind and had only 2 boxes and a guitar left to my name. I remember the night I got to LA, I almost packed everything back up to return home because the pressure and anxiety was just too much to take. But that first night I remember the TV being on in the background, it was a special documentary on a famous big wave surfer named Laird Hamilton talking about his near-death experiences out on the ocean. After describing in detail one of these moments, he followed it up with this quote “I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.” In that moment I realized that fear almost took over my desire to live out an opportunity that doesn’t come very often. I made myself a promise that whatever success/failure comes my way, I will not allow fear to dictate my life’s decisions. This was my first big wave that I decided to ride, and I’m really glad I did. Read more>>

Rachel Banks | Actress

I have recently adopted a quote from my Dad actually that has helped shape my mindset: “live in a way where when people hear a story about you, they know when it’s a lie”. That phrase really hits me every time I hear it and causes me to pause and reflect on where I am. I want to be an authentic, kind person and own every word I say without needing to feel like I have to hide something. Of course I’m a human being and make mistakes but having that at the forefront of my mind when making decisions, or even just having conversations has helped me feel secure in who I am. I think a big misconception in any competitive industry is that in order to succeed you have to cut down everyone around you. It is true that whenever there’s competition one person will win, but I also think that it’s so important to celebrate the success of others, especially peers. In acting your look gets you to the door, your talent gets you in the room, but it’s you as a person that determines what happens after that. Read more>>

Dionne Johnson | The Photographer & Creative Director

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did …but people will never forget how you made them feel” (Maya Angelou). As a photographer, my job is more than snapping a picture. I capture moments. I highlight what is already there – their beauty! I am a portrait photographer. A lot of my clients are not professional models. They are everyday people who, most times, are not comfortable with being in front of a camera. My goal is to make them feel comfortable and confident. I want my clients to walk away from their photo shoot feeling beautiful so when they look back at their final images, they will forever remember that feeling. Read more>>

Connor Dean | Actor, Athlete, Philanthropist

I think my favorite quotes is, “What We Believe, We Achieve.” My acting teacher told this to me one day when I was feeling a bit down about my performance and some things that were happening in my life. When she told this to me it made we feel more confident in my abilities. To me it means that if I believe in myself and I believe in my goals I will be unstoppable. I use this philosophy in everything I do!. Read more>>

Sean Gallagher | Actor/Writer/Stunts

“But I tried, didn’t I, goddamit. At least I did that.” – R.P. McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It’s a great a scene about life. R.P says he’s going to pickup this giant fountain in the washroom, throw it through the window, and go downtown to watch the game. Everyone bet’s against him because it’s too heavy. He tries and tries. Everyone watches with extreme curiosity. He fails. And then he says, “But I tried, didn’t I, goddamit. At least I did that.” I love the person trying to do something. The dreamer. The person taking action. I want to be the person trying to lift the fountain instead of sitting around watching taking bets against someone. And if I fail…at least I tried. Read more>>

Yi Zheng | Designer & Visual Artist

“Be water, my friend,” by Bruce Lee is a powerful life philosophy that I apply to both my creative work and life. For me, this concept speaks primarily of maintaining an empty state of mind to remain open to learning new things. By mirroring the adaptable qualities of water, I can avoid becoming trapped in a specific mindset and give myself more room to learn and grow. Read more>>

Robert Miller | Musician, podcast host, author

Over 150 years ago Henry David Thoreau (Walden Pond) said: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”. This quote has been my North Star to pursue all my creative dreams in life, including music, podcasting and writing. A life of quiet desperation implies a life of unhappiness and lack of fulfillment, where one yearns to do something different, be something different, and follow one’s dreams. I never wanted to regret not taking my best shot at whatever it was in my life that was burning inside of me. Read more>>

Christian Trujillo | Founder, C.E.O. & Designer

“There is no dumb question unless the one you don’t ask”. With this being said, if you never ask you will never find out and will forever live for the rest of your life asking yourself ,”man, what if or what if i would’ve done it or asked, i could’ve made it or etc”. Now you will never know. Read more>>

Meredith Vivian | Actress

“It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” – David Jones Every morning, when I reach in the fridge for my daily dose of orange juice, the magnetic version of this quote stares back at me. It is one of my absolute favorites because it perfectly describes what life is like for someone that is very in tune with their emotions. I’ve always been an extremely sensitive person, which I think has both aided and hindered my career as an actor. The way in which I can access certain feelings and emotions very quickly has always helped with auditions and callbacks. On the other hand, this is a difficult industry for someone who, at times, does not have the thickest skin. Ultimately, I like to focus on what a blessing it is to be able to truly connect with something or someone, regardless of whether or not you might get hurt. Read more>>

Chia-Hsin Lee | Visual Artist & Designer

I have been in choir for 5 years, and have had different choir directors. All of them would often take out this phrase “to listen louder than you sing”. People often focus too much on singing their part and forget to listen to other group members, and the whole choir group becomes disconnected. I think the quote goes much deeper than just singing in choir. Often in life, we are too focused on our days to days, needs and wants, thoughts and feelings, that, we, too, forget to “listen”. We lose connection with the wind and the grass, and the sun and the rain, and most importantly, we stopped listening to life and what the world offers us. They often say artists have to be in pain, or be in a bit of madness to create amazing art. Well I disagree. As we began to learn to listen to the rhythm of the world without blocking it, we will discover there is so much input and so much to celebrate. Read more>>

Gerard Cole | Comedian, Actor, & Podcast Host

I have two favorite quotes/affirmations. “The universe is always working for me, not against me” & “Just ’cause I feel this way doesn’t mean I have to be this way.” The first quote I use as reminder that even when things feel really “shitty” the universe is ALWAYS watching out for me. It may not feel like it and I may not see it but the universe isn’t working against me so there has to be something better coming along. I’ll be honest, it doesn’t always come that fast or mean I don’t get upset. That’s where the second quote comes into to play. As a comedian and overall positive person, I have to remind myself it’s okay to be upset too and feel all those “icky” feelings I was conditioned to repress, but, I don’t have to BE those “icky” feelings. There’s a difference between really feeling my emotions and being my emotions. It’s taught me so much and helped me get over things a lot sooner than I did in the past. I’m a dramatic gay what can I say. Read more>>

Gabby West | Clairvoyant Astrologer and Actress

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson I love this quote for its beauty and belief in something greater; for its sweet remembering, like an ongoing forgiveness and connection to who we yearn to be. Read more>>

Kalum Vaughns | Journalist, Podcaster, Production Manager

My favorite quote is from artist French Montana. He states ” If they put you in a cage with a lion, just because you don’t try to eat the lion doesn’t mean the lion wont try to eat you!” This world is the cage. You have to decide weather you are going to be prey or predator. In this world I am the lion, and it is dinner time. Read more>>