QUOTES THAT I RELATE TO THE LAST SIX YEARS OF MY LIFE
These are quotes that resonate with me in the sense that I feel like they help depict the journey I've been on the last six years.
- •“Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” – @CherylStrayed
- •"That place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really fucking hard to get there, but you can do it” – @CherylStrayed
- •" God gave me a lot so I’d have a lot to throw away. So it’d all be too hard to throw away, maybe...I don’t know why most of us can’t keep ourselves from jumping over that edge. Even with all we have to lose. The urge to jump is stronger than the urge to stay planted. I’ll stay planted. I know this. And still. I so miss the other side." - Glennon
- •"…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.'" - Friedrich Nietzsche
- •"So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be." - Stephen Chbosky
- •"You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly." - Rumi
- •"It must be exhausting to want to live this much." - Catalina Ferro (Anxiety Group)
- •"I relish my life. It’s a life of which I’m fiercely protective. I have wrestled it back from madness, and madness cannot take it from me again. I will not throw it away. So what if it isn’t a normal life? It’s the one I have...Whatever else it is, whatever else it brings – it’s mine." Marya Hornbacher
- •"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot." - Eleanor Roosevelt
- •"What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor Franco
- •"The baby rises to her feet, takes a step is overcome with triumph and joy – and falls flat on her face. It is a pattern for all that is to come. But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You’ll make the sofa in the end." - Pam Brown.