I love sermons and speeches, the way they challenge me to believe better, think greater, try bigger things. I draw a lot of inspiration from words. I believe what we allow ourselves to hear has the power to change who we are. In these portraits, I have tried to capture that idea: people whose lives you can be inspired by combined with the words they have spoken that inspire. My wish for you is that you find something in these pieces to inspire you in the same way they have me, and that one day, we all become the kind of people whose lives others can look to for inspiration.