Quotes

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” – Charlie Parker Jr.

“Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.” – Mahalia Jackson 

“No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That’s a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything.” – Toni Morrison

“I feel sorry for anybody that could let hate wrap them up. Ain’t no such thing as I can hate anybody and hope to see God’s face.” -Fannie Lou Hamer

“The way you change and help music is by tryin’ to invent new ways to play.”  -Miles Davis

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” ―John Wooden

“I never ran a train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” -Harriet Tubman

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” -Bill Cosby

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robison

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”― Oprah Winfrey

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” -Martin Luther King

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” -Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” -Muhammad Ali

“Most people can’t deal with reality, but indulge heavily in fantasy and fear.” ― Betty Shabazz

“When I was born, I was colored. I soon became a Negro. Not long after that I was black. Most recently I was African-American. It seems we’re on a roll here. But I am still first and foremost in search of freedom.” -Harry Belafonte

“The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn’t even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: ‘Thank you so much. You have changed my life.'” -Tiger Woods

“Hate is a wasteful emotion, most of the people you hate don’t know you hate them and the rest don’t care.” -Medgar Evers

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” -Marvin Gaye

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?” -George Bernard Shaw

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