I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I’m able to compete in? — Mindy Kaling
Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class. - Kamala Harris, first female African American Attorney General of California
You never know the biggest day of your life is your biggest day, not until it’s happening. You don’t recognize the biggest day of your life, not until you’re right in the middle of it. The day you commit to something or someone. The day you get your heart broken. The day you meet your soul mate. The day you realize there’s not enough time because you wanna live forever. Those are the biggest days. The perfect days. - Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice
The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it. - Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize in Literature for The Good Earth
A chief executive, particularly one dealing with the highest of pressures, relies on many things. Perspective and context. Strategic counsel. Courage of conviction. But perhaps chief among them is loyalty. And in a word, that describes Valerie Jarrett.
- Jeffrey Immelt in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential 2013
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I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues. But it seems like we can’t right now. And if I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I’m gonna lose my mind.
- Tina Fey at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. - Georgia O’ Keeffe
I don’t set out to offend or shock, but I also don’t do anything to avoid it. - Sarah Silverman
Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. Our wrongs will be made right, and we will once more taste the blessings of freedom, of which the degraded rebels would deprive us. - Mary Todd Lincoln