Quotes Inspire…

Image of quote from the wizard of oz

Quote from the Wizard of Oz

If you know anything about me then you know I absolutely love a good quote.  I am also a strong proponent against reinventing the wheel and believe that great minds do in fact think alike (not sure who coined either of those phrases).

My love of quotes, inspiration, and motivation was sparked by an early obsession with books and the one and only Megan Vadnais, my graduate assistant supervisor and mentor.  Megan loved to leave post-it notes around our office with quotes, sayings, and cute anecdotes as a way to help form connections and positive outlooks, or at least that is what I thought at the time.   Upon the conclusion of my graduate assistantship Megan gifted me with a wonderful calender of quotes.  Those quotes now make up a quote quilt on a wall in my office.

Friends, colleagues, and many of my students continue to bare witness to my love, and continuous use, of quotes.  Which even sparked a past Peer Counselor of mine to make me a customize quote box, which I love.  Today, I get quotes and inspiration from a variety of places to include books, shows, movies, songs, or even every day conversations.  Check back often, you might even find yourself featured here one day.  If so, I will do my best to ask permission first, but at the bare minimum I will always attribute.

So this post is dedicated to my continued passion for, and love of, quotes- and from time to time I will continue to post quotes, food for thought- or Today’s Words of Wisdom, as I will call them.

Image of quote box

My little blue box of quotes

What is in your quote box?

Here’s a little of what is in mine:

“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.” – Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice

“To be or not to be” – William Shakespeare

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get” – Forrest Gump (motion picture)

“There is a thin line between love and hate.” –A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (motion picture)

“Everything that glitters isn’t gold” -Tyler Perry as Madea, I Can Do Bad all By Myself

“You know when you know what you know what you know” –Afeni Shakur, Evolution of a Revolutionary

“Faith is something we believe so strongly that it becomes a fact to live by” -Hebrews 11, The Bible

“Service is the rent you pay for room on this Earth” -Shirley Chisolm

“You never really have anything until you give it away.” -Anon

“The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“Everybody is Somebody!” ~Lean on Me, A motion Picture

“I love you not for my mind, or my heart. I love you for my SOUL and that’s a place only You and God can go.” -Tyler Perry, Madea’s Family Reunion (Motion Picture)

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“Title Divine is Mine” -Emily Dickinson

“You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever.” -Anon

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Advertisements

Principle designer at Noelle Ivey Designs, graphic, print & social media design for @mrcbu & @buodei, and #PSPfit Admin. I am a creative being that loves to read, sometimes write, but always watch and listen! My heart cries out for peace, love, acceptance and service of others.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Inspiration and Motivation
4 comments on “Quotes Inspire…
  1. Megan :) says:

    You are awesome! Thank you so much for this – you inspire me! Love you! xo

  2. […] Quotes Inspire… (tanyahbarnes.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,502 other followers

Follow me on Twitter
Instagram: @tbarnes41
Tis the season for scholarship, dress-up and gifting. Last night I had an amazing time with my sorors at @apalachinalumnaedst Give the Gift of Education Gala. Kudos to the planning committee, it was truly a beautiful event! Thanks to all of the Binghamton University students that attended, hope you enjoy your final exam gift. You got this! #DST1913 #RedAlert #MyBlackIsBeautiful #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas
That time when you are featured on the news for being joyous, wild and free in your Ugly Sweater. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. #uglysweatercontest #WeAreBinghamton
A Queen, wild and free.
I woke with the urge to share, so here it goes! 🤷🏽‍♀️😚 • • My work home— @mrcbinghamton. I am indeed so proud of what you’ve become in such a short time. It’s only been a year and we’ve had thousands of visits, opened our prayer room, hosted a plethora of cultural organization programs, expanded our student employment opportunities, added collaborations with UCC and Fleishman, added electronic check-in, and so much more. • • Bing we’re open from 9am-12am for Final Exam Extended Hours, today through Dec. 14th— come study with us. 📝📚📓💯 • • And, to all my favorite MRC & Bing alumni, come back and visit. You will love this place. 😉💚 • #WeAreBinghamton #ForTheCulture
A little more knowledge to help your holiday be “inclusive” or well, less racist. 📸 📝: @rachel.cargle (link in her bio).
... Or well intentioned Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Sharing because I haven’t posted a resistence tool in a while and this just might save your Thanksgiving (National Day of Mourning) holiday gathering or the lives of BIPOC 🤷🏽‍♀️. ・・・ @nowhitesaviors: SWIPE RIGHT 👉🏾👉🏼👉🏿 We chose to ask this anonymously, the answers came flooding in & there have been so many powerful, important responses. 🌿 “Black, Indigenous and People of Color: What do white people need to know? What message would you like to send with total anonymity?” 🌿 We also discussed with a few of you that this could never really be a safe space for BIPOC. This platform has been focused on holding white folx and foreign nationals accountable for harmful actions in development work as well as providing anti-racism education. Truthfully? I don’t know that any predominately white space could feel safe for BIPOC - which is exactly why we chose to ask with the promise of keeping responses anonymous. 🌿 You must know this, if you are the white parents of an adopted BIPOC child; if you are the white partner of a BIPOC person; if you are white and have friends or family members who are BIPOC.... Really ask yourself this question: ARE YOU A SAFE PERSON FOR THEM? Because I promise you, regardless of how open you think your relationship is, there are things they do not feel like they can tell you. They are worried that you will use your good intentions as an excuse for the way you are *unintentionally* hurting them. 🌿 We have many people share things with us and ask to remain anonymous or for the conversation to be kept private. Some fear losing their jobs or having to cater to white feelings/tears. Others are just plain tired of having to try and justify their experience in this world. Then there are those of us living in fear for our lives or physical safety for speaking about such things. 🌿 #nowhitesaviors 📸: @nowhitesaviors
@dstinc1913: Our prayers and deepest condolences are with the family and loved ones of Soror Aisha Fraser Mason who recently lost her life due to a senseless act of violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit their website to chat online 24/7.
#LaterGram to that time I ran into @suezette during #CBCALC18. You have exuded #BlackGirlMagic since our days on BSU executive board at UF and continue to be one of my sheroes. Happy Birthday, Zette! I pray the Lord keeps shining his light on you for another 37 years and beyond. It’s a Tampa thang! #GoGators #TampaBay #Floridagirl
1. Last Thurs in Montego Bay, JA vs. 2. Today in Binghamton, NY. Take me back, Jamaica!!! #winterwonderland #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #Imissthesun
Return of the DynaSTy, Lambda Psi Spring 2003, celebrates 15 in Jamaica! Love my line sisters!!! God does marvelous tingz! #ROTD15 #DynaSTyruntingz #LovelyLambdaPsi #deltasigmatheta #UFAlumni #DST1913
Jamaica, mi luv yah like cook food! #ROTD15 #DynaSTyruntingz #DST #lovelylambdapsi
Now boarding, next stop 🇯🇲. Hardly home, but always reppin’! Can’t wait to see more of ROTD. #InternationalTB #jettsetter #vacayvibes
Archives
%d bloggers like this: