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.

Jasmine Terry | Entrepreneur/ Founder

Yes. Build your own dreams or you’ll be hired build someone else’s . I absolutely love the quote I have it written around my home as a reminder to keep going and stay focus on my life goals. Read more>>

Jen Ragain | Residential Mortgage Broker NMLS#1582200

I’ve spent quite a bit of time spinning over the past year… literally spinning… on a stationary bike. One of my favorite instructors often reminds me (because of course she is speaking directly to me through my tiny phone screen, because we are best friends, only she doesn’t know it) that “we have made it through 100% of our bad days.” Sometimes we all need that reminder when we are in the thick of it, and over the past year a lot of us were over our heads in the thick of it, but here we are. We’re still here moving on (or pedaling in my case.) Read more>>

Paulo Gomes | Director of Choral Music at Blinn College District and Artistic Director and Conductor of Houston Masteroworks Chorus

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” In my humble opinion it is simple but profound. I was introduced to the quote by my friend and colleague, Dr. Wallace Long, in San Antonio during the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association (TTCCDA). What I really like about this quote is the affirmation that we are not a “superman,” however, we still have the power to do something if we NOT refuse to do so. Whatever we set out to achieve will touch, change or bless someone’s life and also the world. For instance, it has been a challenging time for the performing arts. In 2019, I accepted the Artistic Director and Conductor position with the Houston Masterworks Chorus (HMC). In 2020, two weeks before our inaugural concert celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the pandemic struck and everything was put on hold. Read more>>

Langston Hunter | Artist/Director/Writer

My favorite quote is “No man is an Island”, which my Dad would always tell me. The reason I like that quote is because it is a reminder that we cannot do everything on our own and it is never a bad decision to outsource for help in any capacity. Read more>>

Shweta Vasudeva | Actress | Model | TV Host

When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, determination, perseverance, positive attitude and self belief there is no limit to what you can achieve. Be a go-getter, don’t stop until you have achieved and enjoy the journey. Read more>>