Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Beyoncé

"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don't have to depend on someone telling you who you are."

Giselle Knowles-Carter, known professionally as Beyoncé (born 4 September 1981), American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Quote of the Week: Stephen Colbert

"Thankfully, dreams can change. If we'd all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses."

Stephen Colbert (born 13 May 1964), American Emmy-award winning television host, political satirist, writer, comedian, and actor.

Quote of the Week: Lady Gaga

"When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time."

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta AKA Lady Gaga (born March 28, 1986), American singer and fashion icon

Quote of the Week: Willem Dafoe

"You have to lose yourself to find yourself."

Willem Dafoe, (born 22 July 1955), Academy Award-nominated American film, stage, and voice actor, and a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group.

Quote of the Week: Ruby Dee

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."

Ruby Dee (27 October 1922 - 11 June 2014), American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist.

Quote of the Week: Maya Angelou

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou (4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014), American poet and memoirist.

Video courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

Quote of the Week: Katy Perry

"I don't feel like I'm very pop-star lame, but I'm definitely not hipster-cool."

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born 25 October 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, American singer and songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Johnny Manziel

"I’ve been a winner everywhere that I’ve been. Whatever the situation may be, I’m going to work extremely hard to put myself in the best position to continue that trend of being a winner."

Jonathan "Johnny Football" Manziel (born December 6, 1992), American football player; 2012 Heisman Trophy winning QB from Texas A&M and a first round NFL draft pick of the Cleveland Browns.

Quote of the Week: John Cage

"If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience."

John Cage (5 September 1912 - 12 August 1992), American composer.

Quote of the Week: Mickey Rooney

"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day."

Mickey Rooney (23 September 1920 - 6 April 2014), American actor.

Quote of the Week: Kurt Cobain

“If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.” 

Kurt Donald Cobain (20 February 1967 - 5 April 1994), American musician and artist. Known as the frontman of the rock band Nirvana.

Quote of the Week: Shailene Woodley

"I think you get the most honest performances when an actor shows up to set with their lines memorized. That's a very important thing that a lot of people seem to forget. You have a pre-conceived notion of what you want the scene to be, but once you get there, that goes out the window and it turns out to be a way that you never imagined."

Shailene Woodley (born November 15, 1991), American actress.

Quote of the Week: William Butler Yeats

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."

William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939),

Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

Quote of the Week: Matthew McConaughey

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."

Abigail Adams (née Smith; 22 November 1744 - 28 October 1818), wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President.

Adams's life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.

Quote of the Week: Matthew McConaughey

"So to any of us … whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever we’re chasing, to that I say Amen, to that I say all right, all right, all right, and to that I say: Just keep living, huh?"

Matthew McConaughey (born November 4, 1969), Oscar-winning American actor. Quote is from his Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Actor 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club.

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