Do you have a favorite dialogue, lyric, quote or affirmation? Please share with us below.

John Mangiapane Jr. | Film Director and Producer

One of my favorite quotes is by John Wooden “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece” I love this quote because it really helps me stay in the moment of each day. These moments in the present are your future history. I strive to take advantage of every minute, and I believe this quote fully embodies that. Read more>>

Cristian Babb | Photo Booth Manager / Owner

A quote that strongly resonates in my life would be “imagination is more important than knowledge” by Albert Einstein. While knowledge is limited and accessible by the world, imagination has endless possibilities. When we imagine something, we are able to develop and create so many different versions of one idea and how it may come to life. Utilizing my imagination thus led me to starting up my own business, Zeebee Photo Booth. Read more>>

Justin Emmanuel Flores | Acupuncturist, bodyworker, dancer, educator, musician, artist.

“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. ” –Albert Camus– This quote is contained in all my email correspondence. I think is sums up living very well. I always tell patients that healing is a journey. Having recovered from multiple surgeries during my dance career I can attest to that. The same is true for training dancers. It is an incredibly long game. One needs patience and perseverance. Read more>>

Glenda Marisol Flores | Associate Professor, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC, Irvine

One of my favorite quotes is from the basketball legend Michael Jordan. About his basketball career he said, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” I love this quote because it highlights that failure is a part of success and if you aren’t failing then maybe you aren’t applying for as many opportunities or aiming high enough. This quote definitely helped me in academia when I would receive a manuscript rejection or when applying for grants. Read more>>

Isabel Espriu | MiLu Handcrafted – Macrame Artist

My favorite affirmation is do good and good will come. It’s a law in my life. I am also a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even when things don’t go in my favor I trust that it is for the best. Both these sentiments come hand in hand with my journey. When I started doing macrame, I started because I felt a calling to it. I don’t know what it was but for some reason I needed to get my hands on some rope. Read more>>