We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

SOMOGYI | Musical Artist

My favorite quote is actually from a poem by Walt Whitman titled, “O Me! O Life!”. It’s from his 1892 publication “Leaves of Grass”. The whole poem is one long question in and of itself, and since it’s not very long and it helps to read the whole thing to understand why the quote at the end of the poem is my favorite, I’ll just share it here for you: Read more>>

Ruth Chase | Visual Artist, Lover of Life

“The best teacher you will ever have is yourself asking the right questions.” This quote came from Carlos Villa, my painting instructor at the San Francisco Art Institute. It’s stuck with me over the years. The questions we ask ourselves can alter how we view or experience the world, our art, others, basically everything. Read more>>

Ireland | Local gigging Singer-Songwriter

“I don’t chase, I attract. What belongs to me, simply finds me.” It’s an affirmation I used for a while, that I would say every day to myself. I’m a firm believer that you can manifest good things and manifest what you want. When you send out good vibes and good juju into the world, you’re more prone to receive the same. I think you need to be your biggest believer and have confidence in yourself in order to bring success. Read more>>

Malia Skidmore | Illustrator and Designer

“An artist is an explorer.” Henri Matisse I’m drawn to this quote because it reminds me to keep exploring and pushing myself as an artist. You can’t create new content without exploring the physical world and your own mind. The art is what results from the combination of the two–the artists interpretation of things in their physical and mental world. Read more>>

Almighty Pi! | Musician & Live Performance Artist

A conclusion I’ve came to and often remind myself: the anxiety that comes to me before I get up on the stage is really a surge of powerful energy. This energy is something that is felt when one is about to undertake an act with potential to impact others, as well as themselves, in a profoundly positive or negative way. Read more>>