I must admit I love Starbucks. True, I hate their coffee. In fact, I don't drink coffee. I dislike their proliferation. I'm not fond of their lineups or their logo. I go for the Chai Lattes and the cups. White paper cups. Each cup has a "The Way I See It" quote on the side. Most of them I like. The others I love. Here are just a few:
Mireille Guiliano, author "Give me being and feeling over having any day."
Rita Golden Gelman, author, "Tales of a Female Nomad" ... "Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises."
Alice Randall, novelist and first black woman to write a No. 1 country song "Mother-love is not inevitable. The good mother is a great artist, ever creating beauty out of chaos."
Erykah Badu, musician "The wise healer endures the pain. Cry. Tears bring joy."
Nikki Giovanni, poet "Hot allusions. Metaphors over easy. Side order of rhythm. Message: If you want to be a poet you've got to eat right."
J.A. Jance, crime novelist "When I began writing, the words that inspired me were these: 'A writer is someone who has written today.' If you want to be a writer, what's stopping you?"
Christopher Hermelin, customer "There are many times when dancing is the most unsupportable, ridiculous, unexpected and necessary action. Life should be spent finding those moments and tap dancing through them."
Russell Chatham, Painter, lithographer, author, publisher and restaurateur "My father said being an artist was the shortest road to the poorhouse, claiming “real” work is something you don’t like. I ignored him through oppositional behavior, later reasoning that only an idiot sets out to find the poorhouse, not to mention devote himself to something he doesn’t love. Instead, I discovered an interesting back road to the unknown, and deliberately without a safety net."