Monday, February 28, 2011

Lena Horne:

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

Friday, February 25, 2011

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

Our understanding of the past is altered by our experiences in the present.

Art & Fear, p. 107

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rachel Held Evans:

God's ways are higher than our ways not because he is less compassionate than we are but because he is more compassionate than we can ever imagine.

Evolving in Monkey Town, p. 137

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Portia de Rossi:

...there's a fine line between being private and being ashamed.

Unbearable Lightness, p. 256

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Abraham Lincoln:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chely Wright:

Every day is a battle when you hide.

Like Me, p. 139

Thursday, February 17, 2011

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

The world we see today is the legacy of people noticing the world and commenting on it in forms that have been preserved.

Art & Fear, p. 106

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marshall Chapman:

My mind was like a bad neighborhood, and once again, I'd gone in there alone.

Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller, p. 147

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rachel Held Evans:

God's ways are higher than our ways because his capacity to love is infinitely greater than our own.

Evolving in Monkey Town, p. 136

Monday, February 14, 2011

Portia de Rossi:

Shame weighs a lot more than flesh and bone.

Unbearable Lightness, p. 234

Friday, February 11, 2011

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

The individual recipe any artist finds for proceeding belongs to that artist alone -- it's non-transferable and of little use to others. It won't help you to know exactly what Van Gogh needed to gain or lose in order to get on with his work. What is worth recognizing is that Van Gogh needed to gain or lose at all, that his work was no more or less inevitable than yours, and that he -- like you -- had only himself to fall back on.

Art & Fear, p. 117

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chely Wright:

It takes a lot of work to cover up an entire part of one's life...

Like Me, p. 69

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rachel Held Evans:

When we require that all people must say the same words or subscribe to the same creeds in order to experience God, we underestimate the scope and power of God's activity in the world.

Evolving in Monkey Town, p. 132

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

What veteran artists know about each other is that they have engaged the issues that matter to them. What veteran artists share in common is that they have learned how to get on with their work.

Art & Fear, p. 117

Monday, February 7, 2011

Marshall Chapman:

I guess the hardest thing about any writing is to not let words get in the way of the truth.

Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller, p. 201

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rachel Held Evans:

We are not saved by information. We are saved by restored relationship with God, which might look a little different from person to person, culture to culture, time to time.

Evolving in Monkey Town, p. 132

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pearl Cleage:

Solitude, quality solitude, is an assertion of self-worth, because only in the stillness can we hear the truth of our own unique voices.

Deals With the Devil: And Other Reasons to Riot

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

David Bayles & Ted Orland:

Art work is ordinary work, but it takes courage to embrace that work, and wisdom to mediate the interplay of art & fear.

Art & Fear, p. 117

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Timothy Kincaid:

Separate but equal has seldom proven in history to be nearly as equal as it was separate.

Box Turtle Bulletin, "Why the word 'marriage' matters"