"There's always something to suggest that you'll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving."
"Bad things do happen how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself."Phylicia Rashad on Walter Anderson
"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."Phylicia Rashad on Johnny Cash
"Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy."Phylicia Rashad on Sai Baba
"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."Phylicia Rashad on Denis Waitley
"Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future."Phylicia Rashad on Lewis B. Smedes
"Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens."
"Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let's not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it's not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are seeing it very, very plainly."
"What's in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first."