Inspirational Quotes

These are inspirational quotes that touch me.

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  1. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
    – Cormac McCarthy
  2. “Kinds words cost nothing.”
    – Unknown
  3. “True happiness is an inner peace not dependent on all of our experiences being pleasurable.”
    – Toni Bernhard
  4. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
    – Frida Kahlo
  5. “All happiness depends on courage and work.”
    – Honore de Balzac
  6. “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.”
    ― James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  7. I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public, talent in privacy.

    – #MarilynMonroe

  8. What you risk reveals what you value.

    – #CateBlanchett
  9. “You’re all geniuses and you’re all beautiful. You don’t need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are.”
    – John Lennon

  10. Mum, I hate mediocrity. I never want to be mediocre.

    – #AmyWinehouse
  11. “Every morning I stay in bed for ten minutes to ponder my place in the universe; then I wash my face…”
    – Drew Barrymore
  12. Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.
    – Virginia Woolf

  13. You never know who needs you, good energy is contagious

    – Anonymous

  14. My purpose: to lift your spirit and to motivate you.
    – MavisStaples
  15. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
    – Lee Iacocca
  16. “It’s actually cool to be positive and optimistic and idealistic. It’s cool to see yourself doing beautiful, great things.
    – #TomDeLonge
  17. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”
    – Joel Osteen
  18. “To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing.  Winning and losing are just part of the game.”
    Robert Kiyosaki
  1. “I’m so fuckin’
    sick and tired
    of the Photoshop…
Show me somethin’ natural
    like ass
    with some stretch marks”
    — Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
  2. If you allow your rhythm to be interrupted, you’ll create a void. Then to replace what you give up, you’ll start to expect and need more from your partner.
    ― Sherry Argo
  3. “Art is to console those who are broken by life.”
    ― Vincent van Gogh
  4. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
    ― Leonard Cohen
  5. the one good thing about falliYou ng apart is how we are never put back the same
    ― Beau Taplin, The Wild Heart
  6. “what is stronger
    than the human heart
    which shatters over and over
    and still lives”
    ― rupi kaur
  7. “i don’t know what living a balanced life feels like
    when i am sad
    i don’t cry, i pour
    when i am happy
    i don’t smile, i beam
    when i am angry
    i don’t yell, i burn
    the good thing about
    feeling in extremes
    is when i love
    i give them wings
    but perhaps that isn’t such a good thing
    cause they always
    tend to leave and
    you should see me
    when my heart is broken
    i don’t grieve
    i shatter”
    ― rupi kaur
  8. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
    ― Jalaluddin #Rumi
  9. Only when I fall do I get up again.
    ― Vincent van Gogh
  10. What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning.
    – T.S. Eliot
  11. I’ve always been enchanted by the endings of things. Series finales and sunsets. Last paragraphs and encores. I think for the way they remind me that losing something you love isn’t always sad and heartbreaking, but sometimes breathtaking and beautiful.
    ― Beau Taplin, Buried Light
  12. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    ― Bob Dylan
  13. “Apathy is the same as war, it all kills you, she says. Slow like cancer in the breast or fast like a machete in the neck.”
    ― Warsan Shire
  14. It’s interesting to note that the most kind and courageous souls you meet in life tend to be those who’ve faced the most cruelty and conflict. This vicious world might sharpen us like a blade, but whether we use that power to protect people or cause them pain is always our choice.
    ― Beau Taplin
  15. “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway
    It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
    ― Henry David Thoreau
  16. “it is being honest
    my pain
    makes me invincible.”
    ― Nayyirah Waheed
  17. “I feel so much
    that it is hard
    for me at times
    to feel anything
    at all.”
    ― Mary Kate Teske
  18. “Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.”
    ― @PaulCoelho
  19. I’m not interested in light little flings, skin-deep attractions, or long loveless marriages. With you, I only want raw, full-blooded connection, to share a bond full of passion and breathtaking adventure. After all, love is not a pastime but a privilege.
    ―Beau Taplin
  20. I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach.
    Michael Faudet
  21. Just to love! She did not ask to be loved. It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods.
    L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
  22. “Not everyone is okay with living like an open wound. But the thing about open wounds is that, well, you aren’t ignoring it. You’re healing; the fresh air can get to it. It’s honest. You aren’t hiding who you are. You aren’t rotting. People can give you advice on how to heal without scarring badly. But on the other hand there are some people who’ll feel uncomfortable around you. Some will even point and laugh. But we all have wounds.”
    ― Warsan Shire
  23. I cannot stand the words Get over it. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime — and that’s OK.
    ― Beau Taplin
  24. “She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
    ― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
  25. The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.
    ― Shannon L. Alder
  26. “for how can you remember the feel of pleasure or pain or choking emotion? You can remember only that you had them.”
    ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
  27. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
    – Unknown
  28. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
    – Mark Twain
  29. Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
    – Margaret Young
  30. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
    – Frederick Keonig
  31. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our Misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love grace and gratitude.
    – Denis Waitley
  32. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
    – Chuck Palahniuk
  33. “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”
    – Marianne Williamson
  34. “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
    ― Warsan Shire
  35. “Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence. Time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived, and it’s noon with its merciless light, and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.”
    ― Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
  36. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” Oprah Winfrey
  37. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  38. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  39. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  40. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  41. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  42. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  43. “Listen to the rhythm of your own calling, and follow that.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  44. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  45. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  46. “You become what you believe.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  47. “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who, from and early age, knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  48. “Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that is also serves you.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  49. “Failure is a great teacher. If you’re open to it every mistake has a lesson to offer.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  50. “What I know is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  51. “You can have it all. Just not at once.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  52. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  53. “Go ahead, fall down. The world looks different from the ground.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  54. “All my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space. I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  55. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  56. “Failing is another stepping stone to greatness.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  57. “Follow your instincts. That is where true wisdom manifests itself.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  58. “You cannot hate other people without hating your self.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  59. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  60. “The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  61. “Whatever you fear the most has no power, it is your fear that has no power.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  62. “Create the highest grandest vision for your life. Then let every step move you in that direction.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  63. “The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself: What is the next right move?”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  64. “The truth is I have from the very beginning listened to my instincts. All of my best decisions in life have come because I was attuned to what really felt like the next right move for me.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  65. “I don’t believe in failure. Failure is just information and an opportunity to change your course.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  66. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  67. “There is a flow with your name on it. your job is to find it and let it carry you to the next level.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  68. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  69. “The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  70. “The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  71. “Trust that everything happens for a reason, even when you’re not wise enough to see it.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  72. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  73. “No experience is ever wasted. Everything has meaning.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  74. “The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  75. “Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  76. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  77. “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  78. “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  79. “What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life but in other people’s lives.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  80. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  81. “I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  82. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  83. “Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  84. “You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  85. “You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.
    – Oprah Winfrey
  86. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  87. “you
    not wanting me
    the beginning of me
    wanting myself
    thank you”
    ― Nayyirah Waheed
  88. “Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.
    Read it over.
    Let those words resonate in your mind.”
    ― Nayyirah Waheed
  89. “The most important thing you will ever do in your life is learn to embrace your unique, honest self. A boundless, infinitely populated universe and there is nothing else here quite like you. This is your power. All those things that make you strange and different are what make you irreplaceable”
    ― Beau Taplin
  90. “i loved you
    it was easier
    loving myself.”
    ― Nayyirah Waheed
  91. “My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”
    ― Warsan Shire
  92. Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner Love; it will transform you”
    ― Sri Chinmoy
  93. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
    ― Buddha
  94. “i was never addicted
    to one thing, i was
    addicted to filling
    a void within myself
    with things other
    than my own love”
    ― @YungPueblo
  95. “We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  96. “The word ‘yoga’ means skill – skill to live your life, to manage your mind, to deal with your emotions, to be with people, to be in love and not let that love turn into hatred.”
    ― Sri Chinmoy
  97. “Yoga is just good for you.”
    ― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  98. You go to Starbucks, and you know what you’re going to get. It’s the same with my yoga.
    ― Bikram Choudhury
  99. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
    ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  100. We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in.
    ― Ernest Hemingway
  101. The days are getting colder, have a warm heart.
    – Unknown
  102. People overestimate what they can do in a single day and underestimate what they can do in their whole lives.
    – Anonymous
  103. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
    – Oprah Winfrey
  104. Everyone you will ever meet will know something you don’t.
    – Bill Nye
  105. If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.
    – Ruthie Lindsey