"You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible."
Rita Dove, first African-American poet laureate of the U.S.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain...
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
Gloria Steinem, American journalist and political activist
"If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways."
Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "Woman Warrior"
"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Gail Sheehy, American journalist
"Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
Beverly Sills, former American opera soprano
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