Three Deep Quotes

three quotes I come back to time and again | inspired by @helytimes | note: there seems to be a running theme with these, which was completely unintentional, but speaks to the importance of this theme in my own life
  1. "You do it because the doing of the thing is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing."
    Amy Poehler, from her phenomenal book Yes Please
  2. "I want to be aware of every day I'm alive, and I want to make it to 85 and be exhausted because I have been alive and awake every single day."
    Jedidiah Jenkins, in a video short about his two-year bicycle ride from Oregon to Patagonia, which can be seen here:
  3. "I hope when people ask what you're going to do with your English degree you'll say: Carry it with me, as I do everything that matters."
    Cheryl Strayed, addressing a college senior level creative writing class just before commencement; also published in her book Tiny Beautiful Things, which I cannot recommend highly enough