The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences. Pierre Bourdieu
Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It's about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements. Wynton Marsalis
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. Jim Rohn
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.' Florence Scovel Shinn
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace. Martin Luther King, Jr.