Quotations I Love

  1. Joyce Carol Oates
    Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
  2. Viktor Frankl
    Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
  3. Peter London
    Art can be said to be - and can be used as - the externalized map of our interior self.
  4. Atticus
    Poetry is what happens, when your mind stops working, and for a moment, all you do is feel.
  5. Thich Naht Hanh
    Feelings come and go like clouds in the sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
  6. Unknown
    If you see the face of God in everyone, everyone will see the face of God in you.
  7. Heidi Grant Halvorson
    Don't visualize success. Instead, visualize the steps you will need to take in order to succeed.
  8. Victor Hugo
    A writer is a world trapped inside a person.
  9. Agatha Christie
    The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
  10. Kayla Dean via Bella Grace Magazine
    Each language has its own individual beauty, but they all have spaces where emotions don't match the words we have to express them.
  11. Upanishads (Hindu Scriptures)
    Whoever sees all beings in himself and himself in all beings does not, by any virtue of such realization, hate anyone.
  12. Maryam Hasnaa
    A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awake your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself.
  13. The Polar Express (the movie)
    Seeing is believing. But, sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we cannot see.
  14. Unknown
    It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
  15. Unknown
    Everything I need is already within me.
  16. Louis L'Amour
    Start writing. No matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
  17. Rupi Kaur
    It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.
  18. Justin Fatica
    What do you think about the most? That's your treasure. That's your heart.
  19. C.S. Lewis
    I have learned that while those who speak about ones miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence... hurt more.
  20. Becca Lee
    If there was one thing that she had learned through life's trials and tribulations, it was that her heart was big enough to hold both sorrow and joy and that her mind was strong enough to allow peace and chaos to coexist. And suddenly, it all made sense. It wasn't about wanting to be something, it was about accepting her everything and finally appreciating the beauty of her complexity.
  21. Unknown
    Too many young girls don't know how to act when someone is being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don't do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves. Be a bitch. If someone's being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they are showing you.
  22. Unknown
    Morning walks. Markets. Coffees. Fresh flowers. Great company.
  23. Saint Pope John Paul II
    Although I have lived through much darkness, I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal in the hearts of the young. Do not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son.
  24. Victoria Erickson
    If you ever find yourself empty from something you cannot know or name, find a stretch of the ocean, a field, or a mountainside, or even clouds or trees. Because there are a thousand simple ways to fill your tired soul so you can remember how to be, how to see, and most importantly, how to breathe.
  25. Chris Brogan
    Don't settle. Don't finish crappy books. If you don't like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you're not on the right path, get off it.
  26. George R.R. Martin
    She loved the sea. She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, and the vastness of the horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above. It made her feel small, but free as well.
  27. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
    How can somebody say that there are too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
  28. Becca Lee
    Do not fall in love with the glorious bloom of my flowers if you will not, cannot, nourish the depths of my roots. Pretty decays, my dear, but the foundations of a beautiful heart & soul are forever.
  29. Unknown
    Be kind to unkind people. They're the ones who need it most.
  30. Howard Thurman
    There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. Nobody like you has ever been born, no one like you will ever be born again — you are the only one. So the burden of what I say to you is, "What is your name — who are you — and can you find a way to hear the sound of genuine in yourself?"
  31. Donna J. Stone
    The most visible creators are those artists whose medium is life itself. The ones who express the inexpressible without brush, hammer, clay, or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt. Their medium is being. Whatever their presence has touched has increased life. They see and don't have to draw. They are the artists of being alive.
  32. Rupi Kaur via Milk & Honey
    People go, but how they left always stays.
  33. Rupi Kaur via Milk and Honey
  34. Thich Nhat Hanh
    If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either.