"If a human being dreams a great dream, dares to love somebody; if a human being dares to be Martin King, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Mother Theresa, or Malcolm X; if a human being dares to be bigger than the condition into which she or he was born—it means so can you. And so you can try to stretch, stretch, stretch yourself so you can internalize, 'Homo sum, humani nil a me alienum puto. I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.' That's one thing I'm learning." — Dr. Maya Angelou
"My dad, I still think, had the most beautiful, simple checklist for what you should do in life: Do something you really love that you would do it anyway. Do it in the most adventurous place you can do it. And make sure that it helps other people. And if you feel there's a genuine need for it, and that through that need you can help other people, you're home." — Diane Sawyer
"I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn't just hold—that's ego. Love liberates. It doesn't bind. Love says, 'I love you. I love you if you're in China. I love you if you're across town. I love you if you're in Harlem. I love you. I would like to be near you. I'd like to have your arms around me. I'd like to hear your voice in my ear. But that's not possible now, so I love you. Go.'" — Dr. Maya Angelou
Minha primeira boss no jornalismo, e sempre do bem. Tirou a poeira do baú das colunas sociais-moda do Viver Bem (suplemento bem legal que sai aos domingos do maior jornal paranaense, Gazeta do Povo) e pronto, voilá como ela sempre diz, extreme makeover, para muito melhor. Leitura imperdível aos domingos, o caderno todo aliás, me lembra o caderno Mulher do JB que a minha mãe sempre comprava na banca da catedral de Assis (encomendado por ela, mezzo carioca). Também me lembra quando eu era adolescente e lia a coluna da Joyce na Folha de SP. Inteligente, bem humorada, classy, a breath of fresh air.
E leitura imperdível no blog Moda Paris. Quando "reviravoltei" minha vida este ano, corri para a Ana. "Quero voltar ao jornalismo, me ajuda? "e estou voltando aos poucos. As traduções para o inglês do blog da Ana são by myself. A real joy. Ana, many thanks.