Sunday, 5 February 2023

Quotes: Miles Davis

"I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something to do with my life."

–– Miles Davis (1926-1991), American musician, bandleader, and composer 

Saturday, 4 February 2023

Quotes: Oprah Winfrey

"Improving your life doesn't have to be about changing everything – it's about making changes that count." 

–– Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954), American talk show host, TV producer, actress, author, and philanthropist

Friday, 3 February 2023

Quotes: Lincoln Alexander

"It is not your duty to be average. It is your duty to set a higher example for others to follow." 

–– Lincoln Alexander (1922-2012), Canadian politician

Thursday, 2 February 2023

Quotes: Jacqueline Woodson

"A book has to leave you a little bit different than how you were when you started reading it." 

–– Jacqueline Woodson (b. 1963), American writer 

Source: The Globe and Mail. "Books." The Book Report, Saturday August 27, 2016, p. R14. 

via: Sketchbook 29, 2016, p. 86.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Quotes: Nelson Mandela

"I never lose. I either win or learn." 

–– Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, South Africa's first Black president (1994-1999), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1993 

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Quotes: Barbara Hemphill

"All of us are born with more talent than others in some arena of life, but innate skill doesn't automatically produce success. Practice and training does."

–– Barbara Hemphill, American organizational expert 

Source: Elle Decoration UK, May 2016, p. 95. 

via: Sketchbook 26, 2022, p. 125.

Monday, 30 January 2023

Quotes: Albert Einstein

"Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living."

–– Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born American theoretical physicist 

via: Sketchbook 26, 2022, p. 132.