Favorite Quotes

Some words to live by — because sometimes, we all need a reminder xo.

“Don’t ask what the world needs — ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”

— Howard Thurman

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“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.”

— Martha Graham

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“Creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. I’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since I came to the planet, have been asked to be something different, more, less, my entire life. Thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and I listened to who I was. I want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are and what we do is life. when we create, we are creating the world. Remember this, and commit.”

— Nayyirah Waheed

“You must be very stubborn to remain an artist in this culture.”

— Keith Johnstone

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“When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.”

— Roxane Gay

“‘No’ might make them angry but it will make you free.”

— Nayyirah Waheed

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