Iyanla Vanzant ~ You create with your words the conditions that you will face. You limit with your fear the coming forth of your desires. You have the ability to be what you want in the place you may choose. Simply follow the divine prescription for unfettered success, “Begin within.”
"Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library."
"I wish the whole day were like breakfast, when people are still connected to their dreams, focused inward, and not yet ready to engage with the world around them. I realized this is how I am all day; for me, unlike other people, there doesn’t come a moment after a cup of coffee or a shower or whatever when I suddenly feel alive and awake and connected to the world. If it were always breakfast, I would be fine."
"Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun."
"If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels."
"There is no shame in being hungry for another person."