I finally get to LA, graduate. I have a kid in collage and I have to pursue my dream because if I don’t, what am I teaching my son. So, I moved to California with $700 in my pocket and my toddler.
And I have to fight the good fight because people are telling me I can’t. You can’t do this, you can’t. Are you crazy? You’re moving to California with your son? You’ll never make it.
I was 26 when I was decided to come here. There’s the age thing. Oh, you’re too old.
If you listen to people, and if you allow people to project their fears onto you. You wont live.
What if I believed those people who told me that when I became pregnant in college that I wouldn’t finish? I walked accross that stage with my son on my hip and I collected my degree, my diploma.
I didn’t hear the naysayers when they were like, you’re too old to California. If you don’t hit by 25, you’re not going to make it. I will be 46 this year. I am just touching the surface. I am just getting started.
Taraji P. Henson – Crystal + Lucy Awards 2016
You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering, what you are doing, where you are, who you are with, and if you are OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.
Cacelia Ahern – Love, Rosie
Anika Calhoun: Now, I know you been in jail for a minute, but do you even know what debutante is?
Cookie Lyon: A boogie ho with a lot of money?
Anika Calhoun: A ho who can slice your throat without disturbing her pearls.
Empire, Season 1, Episode 3 – The Devil Quotes Scripture
Actually one of the things that’s a comfort in marriage is that there isn’t a door at seven years. And so if something is messed up in the short term, there’s a comfort of knowing. We made this commitment. So we’re just going to work this out.
And even if tonight there’s something wrong or something between us doesn’t feel right, we have a comfort in knowing we’ve got time, we’re going to figure this out. And it makes it so much easier. Because you do have times when you hate each other’s guts, you know what I mean?
And the ‘no escape’ clause, weirdly, is a bigger comfort to being married than I ever would have thought before I got married.
Ira Glass – This American Life, Episode 486 Valentines Day
Listen to me. You different, okay? It’s only something mama knows, but it’s going to make life hard for you sometimes. But I want you to always remember that I got you. You hear me? I got you.
Cookie Lyon – Empire, Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot
We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say on how or when, but we do get to decide how we are gonna live. So do it, decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? kinder? more compassionate? Decide. Breathe in… Breathe out… And decide.
Richard Webber – Grey’s Anatomy Season 10, Episode 1 Seal Our Fate