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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Oscars

Shallow

When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang the Oscar-nominated, original song Shallow at the Oscars last night, it was arguably the highlight of the evening.  It went on to win the coveted award and in her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga (whose stage name was created after the Queen song Radio Ga Ga which is a funny twist of fate as the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was also up for multiple awards last night) said, “This is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time. It’s not about winning — what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep going.” Continue reading

Dreams

Dreams.  They are what keep us going.  Motivate us to get up and try again.  Focus us in our youth when we have to decide what our path will be.

The Oscars always remind me of dreams coming true.  We hear so many stories of people waiting tables while waiting to make it.  The part they got that changed their lives.  The story they told that the world was waiting to hear. Continue reading

Your Oscar moment

The 2017 Academy Awards highlighted many outstanding movies and actors.  Viola Davis won for her role in the movie Fences and in her acceptance speech she said, “You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time — what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories — the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.  I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” Continue reading

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