"This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding."
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"Of all the nonsense written about love, none is more absurd than the notion that ideal love is selfless. To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive."
- Nathaniel Branden
There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you"
- Kool & The Gang
"Any celebration meal to which guests are invited, be they family or friends, should be an occasion for generous hospitality."
- Julian Baggini
"The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud."
- Maya Angelou
"It's party time! P-A-R-T...Y? Because I gotta!"
- Jim Carrey in 'The Mask'
"The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight."
- John Charles Polanyi
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."
- Alan Watts
Edward Kinsella III
"There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality."
- Francesca Annis
"The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom."
- Gordon Gee
"Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity."
- Henry Nouen
"Every thing in life that's first should be a celebration or celebrated with a lot of oomph."
- Kriti Sanon
Maria Corte Maidagan
"The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities."
- Sydney Smith
"I'd like to say that parody is a celebration of a person's specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery."
- Ana Gasteyer
"The march is a way to get in celebration mode. "
- Charles Richards
"I love our shared island... and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people."
- Michael D. Higgins
"I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work."
- Neil Armstrong
"Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories."
- Buddy Valastro
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"The desperate things seem to require attention, the lovely things seem to elicit celebration. If I had to choose, I would go to the awful in the hope that doing something could yield a happier result."
- Jenny Holzer
"My black-and-white work is more of a celebration, and the color work became more of a critique of society.."
- Martin Parr
"The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don't celebrate those, they can pass you by."
- Alex Wek
"Singing is like a celebration of oxygen."
"I relax by catching up with my friends and family... I find the contrast of living on a divided island relaxing - with beauty and tranquillity in the north and a sense of fun, shallowness and celebration in the south."
- James Blunt
"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction."
- Audre Lorde
"I was born and trained to communicate music, just as the sons were born and trained to hunt, and I was lucky to have grown up in Hungary, a country that lives and breathes music-that has a passionate belief in the power of music as a celebration of life."
- Georg Solti
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way."
- Wayne Dyer
Kevin Jay Stanton
"While feminism should have been nothing if not a celebration of our own unique characteristics, we insisted that we had no unique characteristics... that gender differences were hogwash, and a feminine woman was nothing more than a plaything for men."
- Marianne Williamson
"Celebrity - I don't even know what that means. Obviously it's the same basic word as celebration, but I don't know what's being celebrated."
- James Woods
"My language is a feel-thinking language, feeling and thinking at once, that is why it is a celebration of life, and at once it is a denunciation of everything that is not allowed in life to be real life, it's plenitude."
- Eduardo Galeano
"Fun can happen on the interior. Nobody knows about it, but there are fireworks going on inside your spirit when you hear a great orchestra playing great music."
"A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink."
- Gina Carey
"Better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life."
- Sister Elizabeth Kenny
"I work hard, I pay my bills, I maintain myself, I'm independent. When you see me, know its all me. I'm not kept. I do the keeping."
"Just go out there and do what you have to do."
- Martina Navratilova
"I didn’t want to be bothered with children because I wanted to devote all my time to writing!"
- Clare Hollingworth
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."
- Amelia Earheart
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
- Malala Yousafzai
"Nobody is ever met at the airport when beginning a new adventure. It's just not done."
- Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
- Ella Fitzgerald
"The most powerful stories are the ones that unite us, not divide us."
- Ami Vitale
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"Only those who dare, truly live."
- Ruth P. Freedman
"If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is."
- Angelina Jolie
"A good education is a foundation for a better future."
- Elizabeth Warren
Edward Kinsella III
"The public zeitgeist right now is trying to expand that lens on beauty, Sarah [the protagonist of my film] walked through life looking down, and we're responsible for making people feel that way. We all have the power to not look at someone like a disease."
- Joanna Rudnick
"I will fight - for those who cannot fight for themselves."
- Wonder Woman
"Of course, mankind has made giant steps forward. However, what we know is really very, very little compared to what we still have to know."
- Fabiola Gianotti
"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men."
- Katherine Johnson
Kevin Jay Stanton
"The greatness of a mind is determined by the depth of its suffering."
- Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1
"I think I've made the sight of a woman in a position of authority not so odd. I feel an interest in young girls in baseball, I feel an interest in college-age women interested in going into sports in the near future. I think I've made it not as different, not as out of the ordinary and in some ways more acceptable."
- Kim Ng
"Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there."
- Venus Williams
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- Maya Angelou
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things, and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
- Agatha Christie
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
- Anais Nin
"It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is not to make the attempt."
- SuEllen Fried
"The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult."
- Madame Du Deffand
"I'm trying to be myself more and more. The more confidence you have in yourself… the more you realize that this is you, and life isn't long. So get on with it!"
- Kylie Minogue
"I choose to be kind because it makes me happy. But I will defend my boundaries and loved ones without hesitation. Make no mistake: I am fierce."
- Nanea Hoffman
"The perfect woman, you see, is a working woman. Not an idler, not a 'fine lady' - but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others."
- Thomas Hardy
"Well, I guess you don’t know everything about women yet!"
- Princess Leia
"Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence, and honesty."
- Grace Kelly
"Courage is rarely reckless or foolish… courage usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced."
- Margaret Truman
"Why is it that when a woman is confident and powerful, they call her a witch?"
- Lisa Simpson
"I am responsible for my own well-being, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influence the quality of my days."
- Kathleen Andrus
"Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around."
- Catherine Deneuve
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim."