Fernanda provides a first person account of identity–addressing stereotypes and assumptions, and inviting the audience to dig deeper into the Latinx …
It is when we think we can act like God, that all respect is lost, and I think this is the downfall of peace. We lie if we say we do not see color and culture and difference. We fool ourselves and cheat ourselves when we say that all of us are the same. We should not want to be the same as others and we should not want others to be the same as us. Rather, we ought to glory and shine in all of our differences, flaunting them fabulously for all to see! It is never a conformity that we need! We need not to conform! What we need is to burst out into all these beautiful colors!
— C. JoyBell C.
What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.
— Toni Morrison
Remember, as adults, we don?t need to always get our way, but we do need to feel heard and genuinely considered.
— Crismarie Campbell, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples: Igniting Passion, Intimacy and Connection in your Relationship
If you stand right at the edge of the night sky, some place where one o?clock leaves to meet two, the breeze will carry your words up to the stars. And they?ll swallow your secrets until its time to hand them over to the truths in the sky- the ones that draw maps in the black.
They carve their answers into the backs of my hands, the grooves of the words running deep in my palms.
— Marlen Komar, Ugly People Beautiful Hearts
The question of how we value life is central to economics. What we value is what we end up working for.
— Howard Collinge, Beautiful Economics: How art, design, beauty & Unicorns will save the universe
Revisionist historians either introduce new discoveries and theories to challenge outdated belief systems OR they conveniently twist things to suit their own agenda. The former creates hope and progress; the latter creates fear and conflict.
— Jennifer Ritchie Payette
We can test the substance of our own integrity and love when we witness what flows from our hearts when someone disagrees. This is often hidden. However, what is done in secret is the essence of our being.
— Traci Lea LaRussa
Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.
— Rashedur Ryan Rahman
The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.
— Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Each store will fulfil some of your needs, but no individual store can meet all of your needs. Learning how to set realistic expectations now and in future relationships requires you to examine each of the existing stores to see what they can offer.
— Janet Crain