06.28.13 Truth & Wisdom



BY The Conversation Team

Arianna Huffington, Crystal Renn, Gabourey Sidibe, Glenda Bailey, Issa Rae, Kelly Oxford, Melissa McCarthy, Sarah DeAnna, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Yana Kamps

If you’ve been keeping up with The Conversation, you know that this week is all about women who have taken risks, learned new things, and blazed their own trails in business. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, read on!


Here are 10 quotations from some of our past guests who are making their own way as pioneers in their arenas. Does one of these quotations especially move you? If so, we encourage you to share it on Facebook or Twitter.


I find a lot of people struggling in their lives because they feel like it was expected they do a certain thing or act a certain way and not follow what their gut is telling them to do.” –Kelly Oxford


“Give to the world you best and the best will come back to you.” –Issa Rae


“Don’t give up and keep believing in yourself because you are right and you have the right to be who you are.” –Yana Kamps


I don’t think my brand of self-confidence and self-assuredness can come from an outside source. It’s got to come from me.” –Gabourey Sidibe


“It’s so difficult to even suggest to me that I can’t always achieve what I want right now; sometimes that is the reality. Time has taught me to be patient and flexible and I have to realize that maybe it wasn’t meant to be right now but that doesn’t mean it can’t be next month or next year. It’s inevitable, you get there in the end.” –Glenda Bailey


“Trust. Believe in your dreams, believe in yourself, and keep dreaming. Keep dreaming as high as the clouds.” –Sarah DeAnna


“I have made a choice to listen to myself even if everyone in the entire world doesn’t agree with what I think. I know me, at the end of the day and I know what I can handle emotionally and what I can handle physically.” –Crystal Renn


“If we are going to out-innovate, out-compete, out-educate other countries, it’s going to be women who make a difference, it’s women who are going to lead the way and you know, until women get that rightful place and decision making and leadership and growth, America won’t realize all her potential.” –Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand


“I was lucky in that I had a mother that was full of this colloquial wisdom and she used to say to me ‘You know, failure is not the opposite of success, it’s the stepping stone to success. There is nobody who has not failed along the way.’ So I think its very important for young women, especially as they are starting in life, to recognize that because otherwise, they only see people’s success. So, when I speak, I speak of my failures.” –Arianna Huffington

“I think when you can actually do what you love to do, if it’s a little play somewhere, if it’s a photo, if it’s anything– if you can somehow do what you want and do a really good job at it, I think that’s pretty successful.” – Melissa McCarthy

What motivates you to try something new?

Share you answers with us in the comments section below.


The Editorial Team - The Conversation’s mission is to explore, nurture and empower the modern woman, through interviews and topics ranging from: health and wellness, beauty, style, fitness, diet, parenting, sex, love, truth and wisdom, career and finance. We are here to share and support the universal language of women. Join The Conversation, find us on Facebook and Twitter @TheConversation.


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