We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Valerie Wade | Author/Writer & Logistics Transportation

My best-loved quote can be found in The Bluest Eye, the debut novel of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. It goes thus: “Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, and stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe. There is no gift for the beloved. The lover alone possesses his gift of love. The loved one is shorn, neutralized, frozen in the glare of the lover’s inward eye.” Read more>>

Jessica VanBrunt | TV Spokesperson, On-Air Talent, Travel Enthusiast

“Wherever you go, there you are.” We often think that happiness is in the next job, the next city, or the next great adventure, but at the end of the day, we carry who we truly are everywhere we go, regardless of circumstance. Read more>>

Jubilee Watkis | Soapmaker & Artisan

One of my favorite quotes is “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” -Charles Bukowski Before becoming influenced by the world, young children are inquisitive, fearless and evoke creativity. They are optimistic beings. Think back to your early days. What did you love to do? What lifestyle did you envision for yourself? Was it to be stuck at a corporate job that you hate but you tolerate because the pay is good? Was your dream job working hard for Amazon overnight with little-to-no raise? What was your passion? Who were you before society conformed you into who you should be? Read more>>

Tajheeta Williams | Herbalist & CBD infuser

“You have to wake up with determination in order to sleep with satisfaction.” And to me that meant not sticking to the everyday routine. To me if your comfortable then your not growing and learning, and having a business is all about testing your comfortability. I have had to shape up on my speech and tone, customer service skills, and negotiating with large companies and sometimes telling someone to go to hell just because they don’t agree with my vision. I have to be ready to take on anything my company throws at me. And i do still have a 9-5 job so sometimes it’s easier doing the bare minimum. But then that means I’m not satisfied with how my day went. So that quote has definitely altered my work ethic and habits. I’m doing something different everyday and i love it. Read more>>

Mark Damiano | Creative Director

It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds – Paula Scher I believe Picasso said something along the same lines as well. I love this quote because it quantifies the experience and mastery that serves as the foundation for great work, and that’s what the client is paying for. It shifts the focus of value to the end result rather than the hours required to get there. Read more>>

Kyn Dough | Stylist & Interior Designer

“You have to do something you’ve never done, to get somewhere you’ve never been.” This quote has been a motto of mine and kind of the blueprint to how I map out my successes. A friend said it to me once when I explained to them how uncomfortable I was with seeing a vision through. Once I stepped outside of my comfort zone and saw my vision come to life… I pushed myself even more to try/do things I’ve never done and anticipate the outcome. Read more>>

Dante Sellers | Actor & Owner & Producer

One of my favorite quotes is, “if life knocks you down, try to land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up”. This speaks volumes about the everyday challenges we experience, and how important it is to take action on improving your circumstances. “Looking up” shows the mental toughness to understand where you are in life, and know where you want to go. “Getting up” is the action you are going to take to get where you want. I have used these two initiatives every time I run into a personal or professional hurdle in life. Failure is a common challenge that we all will share at some point in our lifetime. But the process of fighting through failure is what creates our own journey. Read more>>

CJ Irie | Multi media creator & Designer

My favorite quote would have to be my brands mantra, Are you in Control? It is the most important question I ask myself periodically in life, am I in control of my thoughts, actions, beliefs, passions, it’s a question that keeps me grounded as well something that relates to everyone. Read more>>

Lily Graciela | Singer/Songwriter

Right now my favorite affirmation is “One Day at a Time.” I can tend to get easily overwhelmed and this helps me to remember that I just need to focus on the tasks at hand and go one day at a time. Read more>>