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Adrianne Hamilton, Singer and Managing Editor, Be Inkandescent Magazine

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Adrianne Hamilton is a PR Specialist at Inkandescent Public Relations, where she works closely with clients to get them into the news. She’s also the managing editor of Be Inkandescent Magazine.

She has spent decades working in marketing and sales positions, working as the director of market research, designing logical databases, heading up meeting facilitations, and raising funds for charitable organizations. Adrianne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Italian from Georgetown University in 1990, then went on to get a Master of Arts degree in Italian Literature from New York University. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

A rock star at heart, Adrianne is the lead singer of the rock band, Longtooth, and the acoustic Americana band, The Parklawn Ramblers. Although she admits being in a band is one of the great achievements of her life, her proudest accomplishment is being mom to her three children.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

The only dream worth having is to live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead.”

– Arundhati Roy

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan