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.

Alfredo Ramirez | Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, and Environmental Advocate

“Straight ahead you can’t go very far” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The quote is from my favorite book, The Little Prince. The book is about love, perspective, and how to not forget the child in you as you grow older. It is quite literally a child’s book for adults. There are dozens of memorable quotes throughout the short book, but this one speaks deeply to me because it is a realist allusion to the fact that the path to success is not linear. Read more>>

Lieuci | Artist

One of my favorite quotes that has stuck with me through my art is Salvador Dali’s “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” We often strive for perfection and take pride in what we do but once you can come to the realization that it can never be reached, you’re able to break the mold and open Pandora’s box. So I began to see the beauty in the madness. Fusing the intellectual and emotional components of an idea with the physical impulse to paint. Read more>>

Sara Requena | Founder and Bikini Designer

My favorite quote would be “El que cree, crea” in Spanish, it means: one who believes, creates. This has been a fundamental concept throughout my life. When it comes to dreaming big, taking risks, and getting things done, I always say that you have to be your number one believer. It’s helped me trust myself and my decisions, and it keeps me grounded in the sense that I know I am in control of my life! As long as I believe in me, my vision, and my purpose, there is nothing I can’t achieve. Read more>>