A new, impulse-friendly collection of quotes from Kathy and Ross Petras, that celebrates our individuality and embracing and praises the imperfections that make us who we are. A gift that says: You be YOU, and you're great!
A gift that celebrates being yourself, in your own unique way.
Do you ever feel different? A little weird, a little wacky? It’s time to own it, because, as Meryl Streep proclaimed, “what makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” In this inspiring collection, singers, poets, actors, activists, comedians, designers, athletes, and philosophers share wise and pithy reflections on what it’s like to march to the beat of a different drummer. Every statement is a powerful, positive reminder that to live successfully is to be completely unapologetically you.
“We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love. That’s OK.” —Laverne Cox
“All the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.” —Shel Silverstein
“I am different, not less” —Temple Grandin
“The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.” —Jhumpa Lahiri
“Self-censorship is insulting to the self. Timidity is a hopeless way forward.” —Ai Weiwei
About the Contributors
Kathryn Petras is an author and quote connoisseur who, along with her brother, Ross Petras, has published numerous quote collections including Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese. The Petras's calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Kathryn lives with her family in Seattle.
Ross Petras is an author and quote connoisseur who, along with his sister, Kathryn Petras, has published numerous quote collections including Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese. The Petras's calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Ross lives with his family in Toronto.
Trade Paperback | 348 pages