"Something All Our Own", The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.

Tamia is a chart-topping R&B artist with four Grammy nominations.

  • "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby
  • "The important thing is never to stop questioning."
    Albert Einstein
  • "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. "
    By Song of Solomon VIII,7
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. "
    Maya Angelou
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops."
    Henry Brooks Adams
  • "But did thee feel the earth move? "
    Ernest [Miller] Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgi , 1937 Nobel Prize winner
  • "God puts something good and loveable in every man His hands create."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
    George Washington
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • "One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain."
    Bob Marley
  • "Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder."
    Nikita Khruschev
  • "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)
  • "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
    Walt Disney
  • "Wisdom begins in wonder."
    Socrates
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
    Indira Gandhi
  • "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "The truth is more important than the facts."
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Dreams are the touchstones of our personality."
    Henry David Thoreau
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "Do or do not. There is no try."
    Yoda, character in "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Keep up the good work and only good can come out of it."
    Anonymous
  • "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
    Booker T. Washington
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )
  • "A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush"
    English Proverb
  • "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )

Grant Hill announced as spokesman for the arts

By Robert T. Balint, Sports Roundtable

Grant Hill has an eye on the future. “In my world, competition is fierce on and off the court,” the Phoenix Suns forward says in a new public service announcement. “It’s more important than ever to prepare the next generation to face challenges head on.”

Hill believes exposure to the arts is significant to that preparation. That’s why he signed on to be campaign spokesperson for The Choice is Art, a four-year statewide campaign by the Arizona Commission on the Arts to promote access to arts education.

In his first PSA for the program, Hill describes the positive effects that the arts bring: “The arts teach skills like discipline, dedication and teamwork. And for kids struggling with academic, social or family challenges, the arts can change lives.”

Hill is no stranger to the arts; he and his wife, Grammy-nominated singer Tamia Hill have been longtime patrons. In fact, their 46-pierce collection of African-American art went on tour as the Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art exhibition from 2003-2006. The collection featured several major works from acclaimed artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Hughie Lee Smith and John Biggers.

“From a young age, my father instilled in me a respect for well-crafted and historically significant artifacts and works of art,” Hill writes in a letter of support for the campaign. “He took me to museums and taught me to appreciate the energetic vision of artists, especially African-American artists. This family tradition of collecting is another reason I continue to acquire impactful works of art. Now, as a father myself, I recognize the value of passing this appreciation on to my two children. They have a natural affinity for creative works, and it is inspiring to see them make their own artistic discoveries.”

A veteran of the NBA, Hill graduated from Duke University in 1994 and became one of the best all-around players in the league at that time, sharing Rookie of the Year Award honors with Jason Kidd. After being plagued with injuries throughout the prime of his career, Hill came to Phoenix in 2007 and joined Steve Nash as a team captain. He won his first career playoff series victory in 2010, when the Suns swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals, and averaged 13.2 points per game in the 2010-11 season.

Leave a Reply