Quotes I Live By

Honestly, I don’t remember where any of these quotes first came from, but right now, they are reaching you from my little notebook of quotes.


◦ We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. We, children of tides, must return to it again and again.

◦ Just because you feel it, doesn’t mean it’s there. Just because you’re scared, doesn’t mean fear exists.

◦ It begins & ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you.

◦ Waking up at 11 will never be as good as waking up at 9.

◦ Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.

◦ That’s ok, both rain clouds and sunshine are important to make flowers grow.

◦ Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you are a lot of other people; but when you feel, you’re nobody but yourself.

◦ It’s the fear of pain that’s always more than the actual experience.

◦ Forgiveness is important, it allows you to be at peace. If you must wait for everyone who has ever wronged you to apologize before being at peace, you may never actually get there.

◦ “No” is a complete sentence. It doesn’t require justification or other explanation.

◦ If you are not careful, you’ll get lost and find that where you end up is better than where you had planned to go.


◦ Hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go.

◦ Your past, your mistakes, other people’s opinions about you, even your failures do not in any way limit who you are or what is possible for you now.

◦ If he writes her a few sonnets, he loves her. If he writes her 300 sonnets, he loves sonnets.

◦ You are a child of the universe; no less than trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep your soul sane.

◦ Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

◦ There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.

◦ You are born and then you die, but in between you can do anything you want. It’s society that creates rules for us, but you can break out of that.

◦ A negative mind will never give you a positive life. ☀


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