Monthly Quotes: June 2021


We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Nelson Mandela once said, ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’ He was so right. When you make the effort to speak someone else’s language, even if it’s just basic phrases here and there, you are saying to them, ‘I understand that you have a culture and identity that exists beyond me. I see you as a human being

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Being chosen is the greatest gift you can give to another human being.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer. Regret is an eternal question you will never have the answer to.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

The first thing I learned about having money was that it gives you choices. People don’t want to be rich. They want to be able to choose. The richer you are, the more choices you have. That is the freedom of money

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Comfort can be dangerous. Comfort provides a floor but also a ceiling.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

Language brings with it an identity and a culture, or at least the perception of it. A shared language says “We’re the same.” A language barrier says “We’re different.”

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

A dog is a great thing for a kid to have. It’s like a bicycle but with emotions.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

He’s like an exotic bird collector… he only wants a woman who is free because his dream is to put her in a cage.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

it is easier to be an insider as an outsider than to be an outsider as an insider.

Trevor Noah, Born a Crime

When you have no voice, you don’t exist

David Small, Stitches

The odd thing about recurring dreams is that, no matter how many times you dream the same thing, it always takes you by surprise.

David Small, Stitches

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