All posts tagged: Quotes

HILLARY CLINTON X REFINERY 29

Loved this interview with Secretary Hillary Clinton on Refinery 29. I also respect the fact that she has Instagram (and she, or a member of her team, posts regularly). Hillary is strong, intelligent, genuine, and I’ve always looked up to her as a person and as a woman in power. I want to be Hillary Clinton when I grow up. On equal pay: “Believe in yourself, believe in who you are. You have a unique contribution to make to the world…and it is scary but be specific, ‘here’s what I’ve done, here is the feedback I’ve gotten I really believe that I am the best person to continue this project and I want to be sure that I’m paid accordingly.’ On self-confidence: “Like any other woman I grew up with, this has been a journey…I didn’t have a smooth path. The first time I was seriously thinking of running for office, I was an adult. It was 1998 I had never thought about doing this before and I really was reluctant in fact resistant, but people kept …

I BELIEVE IN YOU

“When I got to college and met Larry Sacharow, who ran the theatre department [at Fordham University in NYC], he was the first person to say ‘I believe in you.’ At that point, I just needed someone to say ‘I see you, I get you, let’s go.’ It’s an amazing thing to borrow someone else’s confidence in you; it can change your life.” – Taylor Schilling

When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect…

“When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may or may not be recoverable…we must walk into the arena, whatever it may be—a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family meeting—with courage and a willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgement and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.” – Brene Brown

This guy wanted to make something happen…

“This guy wanted to make something happen and he truthfully believed, ‘if I’m mean to you, it will make you like me more.’ We have to stop entertaining that kind of B.S. – if we accept that kind of behaviour and we reward it with our time, our energy, our focus, our bodies, our emotional presence, we are telling men it’s ok to be rude and mistreat women, and it’s not. So, as a whole, we all need to decide ‘I’m not putting up with this, if a guy acts like an ass hole to me, I’m not going to entertain it any further.’ Maybe he’ll change, maybe he wont but it’s not my job to be a catalyst in that process.” – Amy Young

The visitor to the museum…

“The visitor to the museum of Jurassic Technology continually finds himself shimmering between wondering at (the marvels of nature) and wondering whether (any of this could possibly be true). And it’s that very shimmer, the capacity for such delicious confusion, Wilson sometimes seems to suggest, that may constitute the most blessedly wonderful thing about being human.” – Lawrence Weschler