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And These Are A Few of My Favorite Quotes

“Quotes help us understand, inspire, motivate, clarify and show our approach to things around, this is why people and I love quotes.” – Takyou Allah Cheikh Malaynine

So, I’ve been contemplating how I want to write this article. Like… should I write a personal anecdote with my relation to the power of quotations that I have heard over the course of my life? Or should I just shut up and not take it so seriously and list some of my favorite quotes I’ve heard and let them do the talking?

Yeah, I like the second option better, too.

This will be quite the variation of beautiful prose that I have encountered throughout my life thus far. I will attempt to separate them based on subject matter.

I truly hope you enjoy them.

Self-discovery & Self-love

“I have traveled through madness to find me.” – Danny Alexander

“What she tackles, she conquers.” – Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann), Gilmore Girls

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha

“The day I changed was the day I quit trying to fit into a world that never really fit me.” – JmStorm

“She’s a mystery, but allow me to uncomplicate her for you. She isn’t impressed by material things. She’s a romantic; all she wants is love, conversation, and wine.” – Johnny 0x (Ox)

“And the more she loved herself, the simpler it became for her. And the more complex it became for everyone else.” – JmStorm

“She’s worth whatever chaos she brings to the table, and you know it.” – Mark Anthony

“You are bigger than what is making you anxious.” – Anonymous

“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” – Anonymous

“Be kind to past versions of yourself that didn’t know the things you know now.” – Yogi Smood

“Your health is an investment, not an expense.” – Anonymous

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

“I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.” – Anonymous

“If we would only see that all limitations are self-imposed and chosen out of fear, we would leap at once.” – Adyashanti

“A soft reminder: not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” – Anonymous

“You gotta start romanticizing your life. You gotta start believing that your morning commute is cute and fun, that every cup of coffee is the best you’ve ever had, that even the smallest and mundane things are exciting and new. You have to, because that’s when you start truly living. That’s when you look forward to every day.” – Anonymous

“The only thing standing between greatness and me, is… me.” – Woody Allen

“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Anonymous

“Go for it now before its too late.” – Anonymous

“Let July be July. Let August be August. And let yourself just be even in the uncertainty. You don’t have to fix everything. You don’t have to solve everything. And you can still find peace and grow in the wild of changing things.” - Morgan Harper Nichols

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” – Marilyn Monroe

“The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forelo

“You can’t give your life more time, so give the time you have left more life.” – Anonymous

“'I believe in you.' Words that water flowers.” – Michael Faudet

“It is important to have some laughs, but you gotta suffer a little too. Otherwise you miss the whole point of life.” – Woody Allen

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), Good Will Hunting

“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

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Dead Poets Society

“I should stop ruining my life searching for answers, and just enjoy it while it lasts.” – Woody Allen

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” John Keating (Robin Williams), Dead Poets Society

“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” – The Breakfast Club

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“My greatest fear in life is being dull. You can be great, you can be awful, but just don’t bother being dull.” – David Letterman

Random Mixture

“As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I can be totally flexible.” – Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Gilmore Girls

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.” – Frank A. Clark

“If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.” – Stanley Kubrick

“It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” – Oscar Wilde

“London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” – Dorothy Parker

“New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself.” – Joan Didion

“He who laughs, lasts.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

“New York is the quietest city I know. Only amongst a million beating hearts could you still hear the cigarette burn on a balcony in Brooklyn.” – Atticus Poetry

“A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better.” – Barbara Walters

“A film is – or should be – more like music than fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.” – Stanley Kubrick

“Who cares if I’m pretty if I fail my finals?” – Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), Gilmore Girls

“I know I don’t smoke. I don’t inhale because it gives you cancer, but I look so incredibly handsome with a cigarette that I can’t not hold one.” – Isaac Davis (Woody Allen), Manhattan

“I was kind of excited about going to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.” – Quentin Tarantino

“Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one’s fellow human beings.” – Maya Angelou

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” – Erma Bombeck

“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – George Carlin

“What is for you will not pass you.” – Anonymous


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