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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.

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

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

– African Proverb

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.”

– W.E.B. Du Bois

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

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

– Arthur Rubinstein

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

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

– Annie Dillard

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

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

– T.S. Eliot

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

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

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

– Optimism rules

Entrepreneurs willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”

– Victor Kiam

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

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

– Nelson Mandela

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

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

– Thomas Carlyle

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

– John F. Kennedy

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

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

– Arundhati Roy

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin