MONEY

January 27, 2023

America is a capitalist country, and I am a capitalist.

—Alonzo Herndon

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LOYALTY/SUPPORT

January 26, 2023

I really do believe that every human being has serious value. I’m in most people’s corner.

—Elaine Brown

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DISCOURAGEMENT

January 25, 2023

Many times during auditions, I was told that I couldn’t carry a note with a bucket, and that I sure couldn’t play the piano.

—Ray Charles

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VISUALIZATION

January 24, 2023

I absolutely pictured myself climbing in and out of limousines.

—Suzanne de Passe

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VISION

January 23, 2023

I have the original vision, and I see the film in its finished form before one frame is shot. When you get people dickering with your stuff, it distorts the vision.

—Spike Lee

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GROWTH

January 22, 2023

For me, life is all about growth.

—Janet Jackson

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MISTAKES

January 21, 2023

Every man got a right to his own mistakes. Ain’t no man that ain’t made any.

—Joe Louis

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GOOD HEALTH

January 20, 2023

It is our duty to conserve our physical powers, our intellectual endowments, our spiritual ideals.

—W. E. B. DuBois

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SPACE

January 19, 2023

There are periods when I am the most attentive and thoughtful lover in the world, and periods, too, when I am just unavailable…. When I “surface” again, I try to apply the poultices and patch up the holes I’ve left in relationships around me.

—Toni Cade Bambara

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FEAR

January 18, 2023

The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.

—Gordon Parks

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