Sunday 3:08pm 15June08
I've been collecting quotes from the Women on Top show that have inspired me:
"The seemingly bad things that happen to us along the way turn out to be the best things that coould have happened." Cary Menard - Erica Courtney's partner.
"Try and find something you like to do and try and have a nice day with it because those days will add up to your life."
"That's something that my dad was so big on growing up was just love what you do no matter what because you'll always be happy and it's so true you, you have to love what you do everyday."
"It's that slow burn when you just feel like you're going to the same thing everyday but you're not happy."
"If you want to do something and it's something you always wanted to do, you should just do it."
"You've got to keep it in perspective. You do have to draw a line and at the end of the day have a great life. If no, what have you accomplished in life if you're just good at your job."
Sarah Brown, beauty director of Vogue said about Maureen Kelly:
"(Maureen said,) ' I can't find it anywhere I'm going to make it.' And she is just the kind of girl who went out and made it. All of us dream but not all of us go out and do what we say we're going to do."
Scott McDonough, Maureen Kelly's husband:
"Success is important but it's not at all costs."
Anne Marie Kelly, Maureen Kelly's mother:
"She just never gave up."
"It's harder than you can ever believe, there are no short cuts, and if you pay attention you can do whatever you want to do."
One of the things I liked hearing about Linda Perry is that she is a self-taught musician. I get people who are self-taught. I get the drive and the passion, etc.
Any how her quotes:
"This isn't the life I was meant to live." She said when she ultimately gave up her addictions and focused her energy.
"My goal is to be the best that I can be and if I can help other people be the best that they can be on my way to this goal then that would be whoa, double whammy, I can get two for the price of one."
Deborah Lippman's stepping stone to singing is being a celebrity manucurist and creating her own line! Talk about taking a detour on the way to your dreams. It's reassuring that it could happen. She became a manucurist by day and lounge singer by night.
She went to New York in her mid 30's as a single woman to further her singing aspirations and fell into becoming the celebrity manucurist with an empire. The things that happen on the way to your dreams. It's such a wonderful reminder when you feel like you are off track that you can be off course for years and years and then be at your destination. I need all the hope I can get.
Her quote from Cher, "You should never do my nails again. Why aren't you singing? What are you afraid of?"
Her friend, Loretta Munoz said to her, "stop talking about it and just do it. I want to hear you sing."
Her mother would always remind her that she was in New York to be a singer, despite all the great things that were happening with her manucurist career (She did George Clooney's nails!). Nice!