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Monday, June 24, 2013

Quotes that have changed my life.

I've changed a lot over the last few years. I overcame intense grief and depression and although it wasn't easy, there were some things that helped. Mostly I changed because I wanted to live and experience life and become the person I want to be someday but other things helped too. Television shows helped and quotes helped which is why I want to share them with you.


  • I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward. Susan Cain
  • Realize now that when your heart breaks, you got to fight like hell to make sure your still alive. Because you are. And that pain you feel? That's life. The confusion and fear? That's there to remind you, that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for. Nathan, One Tree Hill
  • We all need each other.’ Well, it’s a crock of shit. You’re the only one you need. You’re the only one you’ve got. Brian Kinney, Queer As Folk
  • The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. Learn to let go of the past… and recognize that everyday won’t be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair… remember it’s only in the black of night you can see the stars, and those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, cause most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you wish for… Maybe you’ll get more than you ever could have imagined… Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end… the journey is the destination. Whitey Durham, One Tree Hill
  • Being tender is open and beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually 'shhh'ed'. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don't let someone steal your tenderness. Don't allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to be truly affected by things. Whether it's a song, stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all - look around you. All of this is for you. Take it an have gratitude. Give it and feel love. Zooey Deschanel
  • Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • I am not happy. I am not unhappy. I am frozen somewhere in the middle that is so much worse. I am nowhere. Nothing is happening and I am getting more and more sad. Samantha Schutz
  • We are the generation of nostalgia. We grew up in the age of transition. From hand-written letters to electronic mails. From film to digital. We were fascinated by new things, neglecting the way we spend our afternoons. Cupcakes and tea. Play-Doh and Polly Pockets. Young and naive. Technology completely changed the way we waited and we grew up too fast. The simple things in life seems more meaningful now. We grew up in the age of transition and have become the generation of nostalgia. Unknown
  • I learnt that fat is a state of mind. It’s the greatest female delusion that our lives will be better when we’re thinner. Rae Earl
  • Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them. There is so much pressure to be part of the right thing: well, you should create the right thing. If you don’t see it, create it. If you don’t see what you want, be the change you want to see. Beth Ditto
  • You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think it counts as love. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
  • I hate all generalisations. Arj Barker
  • I do tend to like people who have a strong sense of self, because I find that it’s almost impossible to really love or relate to someone else if you can’t first love and relate to yourself. - Ezra Miller
  • I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. Maurice Sendak
  • I’m pretty tired of adults telling me how stupid teens are. John Green
  • ‘Words don’t hurt you.’ Which is one of the hugest criminal lies perpetrated by adults against children in this world. Because words hurt more than any physical pain. Neal Shusterman
  • Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them. There is so much pressure to be part of the right thing: well, you should create the right thing. If you don’t see it, create it. If you don’t see what you want, be the change you want to see. Beth Ditto
  • Sometimes people don’t want your opinion, they want help figuring out their own. - Lou, Underemployed
  • Being young is fucking brutal but the best part is you can change yourself. You can become what you will yourself to be. It's entirely easy if you just stop letting other peoples opinions dictate your actions. Oh by the way that is the hardest thing to do. Enjoy the challenge and in 10 years you'll be everything you thought you could be. Anyone who is doubting this or saying it sounds "too goody-goody" or "fairytale-ish" is still living with fear in their heart. Dane Cook
  • It is worse to be incapable of loving than to not be loved. Jack McPhee, Dawson's Creek
  • You can learn so much from bad things. I feel boring. I feel like, Why is everything so easy for me? I can’t wait for something crazy to fucking happen to me. Just life. I want someone to fuck me over! Do you know what I mean? Kristen Stewart
  • Why not be happy after a while? You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy. So I remembered how to get happy. John Mayer
  • Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two-year-old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you. Kanye West
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