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.

Carol Simon | Fine Artist Who Love Vibrant Colors and Repetitive Marks that Come Alive off the Canvas.

Stay Happy and Be Positive is my mantra. I live by this affirmation daily in my personal and professional life. I feel if you look at the positive in all situations you find opportunities that you never dreamed possible. I also believe looking for happiness and gratitude in the gift in life. I use my mantra in my business by creating art that brings daily happiness to myself and my collectors. Read more>>

Legend Already Made | Hip Hop Fashion Artist / Musician / Motivational Speaker

Its little more than a quote its part of my affirmation list that i have memorize i say it everyday its an excerpt from common sense written by Thomas Paine . it means a lot to me because the words help me get through tough times in NYC when i was still trying to find my way & i like how perfectly Thomas Paine constructed these words in 1776 and its still relevant to me today. I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon … if I can. I seek opportunity … not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, Humbled and dulled by having the State look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, To dream and to build. To fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole; I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; The thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence Nor my dignity for a handout I will never cower before any master Nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; To think and act for myself, To enjoy the benefit of my creations And to face the world boldly and say: This, with God’s help, I have done. All this is what it means to be an Entrepreneur. Read more>>

Jose Chavero Rivera | Designer

The words of management consultant, educator, and author, Peter F. Drucker, inspire and move me: the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Read more>>

Anastasia Harris | Entrepreneur, App Designer

One of my favorite phrases/questions is “why not?”. If I can process all of the reasons why NOT to do something and either come up with none, or process and get comfortable with all of those reasons, the only thing left to do is…IT! I can often be my own worst enemy and if I get out of my own head and look at things objectively, I generally find I have no reason not to move forward on an idea or project. Read more>>

Nestor Topchy | Sculptor Working in Multiple Media, Founder of HIVE.

Being there. We spent time together making pictures. An attitude more than a goal, a way of practicing together while young , and not handing off responsibility , especially to a cell phone screen. My daughter got to play outside and get messy. The early experiences of childhood are often overlooked. As Mr Rogers has said ” its about love, or the lack of it”. Read more>>

Jennifer Williams, PhD | Executive Director, Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

I have a six year old daughter, and I think growing up with a mom who runs a nonprofit horse rescue teachs her several important lessons: 1) About social responsibility: She is learning that we have to help each other out and that we have to take care of those who cannot advocate for themselves. 2) Responsibility: She is learning to help care for the horses who come to us. She has chores and helps with the horses. 3) Kindness: We teach her that kindness is the most important thing we can have: to be kind to each other, to take care of others, and to treat others well. Read more>>

Kelly Bennett | Author of Books for Children & Writing Coach

By pursuing my dream of being an author–making writing my career–when it was definitely not easiest or most lucrative choice, I’ve shown my children how to live creatively. How to think outside the box and to reinvent that box when need be. And, maybe most importantly that though rejection hurts, it can’t kill you unless you let it. Read more>>

Ashly Martinez | Published Makeup and Hair Artist

My favorite quote is “Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” This quote means a lot to me because it changed my perspective on life in general. I was always told, you need to find yourself, and I never understood. What I like about it, is that it made me realize that I create my life, my destiny, my dreams, and much more. Read more>>

Deborah Argyropoulos | Fine Artist, Art Consultant, Strategic Corporate Art Specialist

I have two favorite quotes, and an awful memory so it is amazing I actually remember them and tell them to myself frequently. 1. “At the end of the game the king and pawn go back into the same box.” Funny enough I got this from a fortune cookie decades ago and it is so spot on. It means to me everyone is the same. At the end of the day (life) we all transcend. No one is more important than anyone else because of how much money they have or what position they hold in life. 2. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been” by George Eliot. I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw this quote in a store window when I lived in Los Angeles. I sobbed it hit me so hard. In fact, this quote was the catalyst in me focusing 100% on being a full time oil painter. Read more>>