Quotes

The right quote at the right time can be life changing.  It can make you feel understood, inspired, or show you a path you want to be on.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.

— Brené Brown

You alone are enough.  You have nothing to prove to anybody.

— Maya Angelou

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

— Wayne W. Dyer

When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness.

— Eckhart Tolle

Do the stuff that only you can do. The urge, starting out, is to copy. And that’s not a bad thing. Most of us only find our own voices after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people. But the one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision.

— Neil Gaiman

Dwelling on past bad decisions you’ve made only allows those decisions to keep defining you. Forgive yourself and move on.

—Mandy Hale

You are the sky. Everything else — it’s just the weather.

— Pema Chodron

I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.

— Carl Jung

No one is you and that is your power.

— Author unknown

You don’t inspire others by being perfect. You inspire them by how you deal with your imperfections.

— Sue Fitzmaurice

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

When we are willing to stay even a moment with uncomfortable energy, we gradually learn not to fear it.

— Pema Chodron

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.

— Naomi Wolf

The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable.

— Nicole Lyons

Someone once asked me, “Why do you always insist on taking the hard road?”
I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?”

— Author unknown

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

— Anais Nin

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

— Socrates

What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.

— Author unknown

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Confidence is not “They will like me.”  Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”

—  Extramadness.com

Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself.

– Nathaniel Branden

Food is not the enemy.  Self-hate is.

– TheLoveYourselfChallenge.Tumblr

We cannot control the wind, but we can direct the sail.

— Unknown author

Comparison is the thief of joy.

– Theodore Roosevelt

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

— Eric Fromm