“Movie Mom” Nell Minow interviewed “Akeelah and the Bee” producer/actor Laurence Fishburne for Beliefnet.com, and the Williamson quote came up in conversation. Here’s an excerpt:

Minow: The film makes great use of Marianne Williamson’s wonderful quote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Is there a quote that particularly inspires you?

Laurence Fishburne: In our garden, we have this quotation from Florence Scoville Shinn, a predecessor of Williamson’s: “Nothing is too good to be true, nothing is too good to last, nothing is too wonderful to happen.” The Williamson quote is wonderful. Those are the messages that we need to communicate to all young people as soon and often as possible–those kind of affirmations, those kind of statements, those kind of powerful ideas that give people hope.

Minow: What is your faith background and what is the role of spirituality in your life?

Fishburne: I’m making it up as I go along. I love God and God loves me. Beyond that, I’m just making it up as I go along.

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