“Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.”

— Michelle Obama

“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the ocean – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone –  because we have the impulse to explain who we are.”

— Maya Angelou

“It takes months (sometimes even years) to find a customer … and only seconds to lose one.”

— Vince Lombardi

“Never underestimate the mind-altering power of driving alone down a long, windy road — with the windows down and the music up.”

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”

— Emily Post