Anthony Ray Hinton, Author & Inspirational Speaker, The Sun Does Shine

“Every single one wants to matter. We want our lives, and our stories and the choices we made or didn’t make to matter.”


Nick Bostrom, Author & Professor;Superintelligence

“When we are headed the wrong way, the last thing we need is progress.”


Jill Bolte Taylor, Author & Neuroanatomist, My Stroke of Insight

“Take responsibility for the energy you bring.”


Charles Dickens, Author, A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”


Wayne Dyer, Author & Inspirational Speaker, The Power of Intention

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”


Melinda Gates, Author & Philanthropist, The Moment of Lift

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” 


Lisa Genova, Author & Neuroscientist, Still Alice

“Be creative, be useful, be practical, be generous and finish big.”


Chris Gillebeau, Author, Podcaster & Inspirational Speaker, 100 Side Hustles

“You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.”


Chelsea Handler, Author & Actor/Comedian, Life Will Be the Death of Me

“I’m very much about letting other people shine, because it makes us all shine brighter.”


Thich Nhat Hanh, Author & Buddhist Monk, The Miracle of Mindfulness

“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.”


Stephen Hawking, Author & Professor, A Brief History of Time

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”


Louise Hay, Author, You Can Heal Your Life

“Every thought we think is creating our future.”


Robert Heinlein, Author & Aeronautical Engineer, Stranger in a Strange Land

“One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.”


Rachel Hollis, Author, Entrepreneur & Inspirational Speaker, Girl, Stop Apologizing

“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”


Steven Jobs, Business Magnate & Co-Founder of Apple

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”


Jon Kabot Zin, Author & Professor, Full Catastrophe Living

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


Anna Kendrick, Author & Actor/Comedian, Scrappy Little Nobody

“Sometimes I think, I need to think before I speak. And then other times I think, I shouldn’t leave the house or interact with people ever.”


Sal Khan, Educator, Mathmetician & Founder of Khan Academy

“We want to make access to a world-class education like clean drinking water or electricity.”


Stephen King, Author, On Writing

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”


Barbara Kingsolver, Author, The Poisonwood Bible

“It’s what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.”


Brett Larkin, Yoga & Meditation Instructor

“Being able to stay still in the midst of sensation is one of the more difficult things we do on our mat.”


Francis McDormand, Actor, Movie: Fargo

“That’s another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.”


Emily St. John Mandel, Author, Station Eleven

“Survival is insufficient.” (Star Trek quote tattooed on a character in the novel)


Bob Marley, Singer & Songwriter, Song: Get Up, Stand Up

“So now you see the light, standup for your rights.”


Liane Moriarty, Author, Big Little Lies

“Look at me being a writer! I’m so happy I’m a writer!”


Toni Morrison, Author, Jazz

“You are your best thing.”


David Nalchajian, Entrepreneur & Life Coach

“Feel the force, don’t force the feel.”


Shaquille O’Neal, Author, Actor & Former Professional Basketball Player, Shaq Uncut

“I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.”


Rasha, Author & Channeler, Oneness

“Know that the truth you seek is within you.”


Gretchen Rubin, Author & Podcaster, The Four Tendencies and Happier Pocast

“One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.”


Susan Sarandon, Actor & Activist, Movie: Thelma and Louise

“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.”


Amy Schumer, Author & Actor/Comedian,The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

“You will not determine my story — I will.”


Carolyn See, Author & Professor, Making a Literary Life

“Wake up! Keep waking up! Wake up more and more often!”


Jen Sincero, Author & Life Coach, You Are a Badass

“You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.”


Bryan Stevenson, Author & Attorney, Just Mercy

“We all have a responsibility to create a just society.”


Eckhart Tolle, Author & Spiritual Teacher, The Power of Now

“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.”


Linus Torvalds, Author & Software Engineer, Just for Fun

“In open source, we feel strongly that to really do something well, you have to get a lot of people involved.”


U2, Rock Band, Song: Elevation

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.”


Oprah Winfrey, Author, Actor & Podcaster, Podcast: Supersoul Conversations

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

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