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Tell her something true when all she's known are lies. Tell her God loves her. Tell her about forgiveness, the possibility of freedom, tell her she was made to dance in white dresses. All these things are true.
The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you're not good enough. On occasion some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don't take it personally when they say no - they may not be smart enough to say yes.
The bad news is people are crueler, meaner and more evil than you've ever imagined. The good new is people are kinder, gentler and more loving than you've ever dreamed.
I absolutely refuse to give up on us. It's as simple as that.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The best gift you can give someone is a reason to wake up in the morning.
This is not a love story. It's a story about love.
I feel good about the future. This clarity, I've never had. You are the bounce in my step, the burst of blood in my chest, the prayer I've kept in my head. You are the knock of my knees, the swollen sound of each song I scribble down and tear up, because they never match up. You are the words I fumble for. In the morning, you are the daybreak; and I am glad. And at night, you are the dream I fall asleep to have.
What do you want me to say? Yes! You're right! We're just one big walking disaster. And yeah, my life would probably be a whole hell of a lot easier if I just walked out that door right now. I know that. But the thing is, I already know that there's not one fucking thing on the other side of that door could ever come close to making me as happy as I am when I'm with you. That's why I'm here, because I love you. No matter how hard things get, no matter what shit life throws at us, there's no where else I'd rather be. I want to spend the rest of my life right here, right next to you.
If anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.
Why be concerned with things you have no control over? What good is it to worry when you never really know what's going to happen? Tomorrow is just another day. You'll find your way and you'll be okay.
I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of nonfeeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.
People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it's 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren't limited to sailors. It's a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I’m horribly limited.
I went through a pretty intense experience. I met a lot of darkness inside and met it head on. I came out with a decision to live that was very compelling. And I wanted to write about that.
At this age, everything is changing. Day by day we don't notice, but just look back over the past year and you will realize everything has. People you thought that were going to be there forever aren't, and people you never imagined you'd be speaking to are now some of your closest friends. Life makes little sense, and the more we grow the less sense it will make. So make the most of now, before it all changes once again, because in the near future, all of this is only going to be memories.
On the good days, I feel like I get it, like it all makes sense. I can stay in the moment, I don't have to control everything in the future & I believe everything is gonna work out fine. On the bad days I just want to grab the phone & start dialling numbers. I want to pull my hair & run through the streets screaming but thanks to the people I've met in these rooms, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make it through today.
With yourself, I think you have to decide the kind of person that you really want to be, and for me, it's just a sweet girl.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
Hug the hurt, kiss the broken, befriend the lost, love the lonely.
I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found. I'm only here tonight because of you. You are the reason I am. You are all my reasons.
There’s good and bad things in each day, what matters is what you make of those situations and how you view them. You can learn from every mistake and find the joy that comes from a new life, or you can complain about your life day in and day out hoping someone drops you a sympathetic comment. Sooner or later, you have to come to the point where you stop feeling sorry for yourself and start finding the reasons you’re here. Your talents are unlike anyone else’s. Embrace them.
If you deserve love in your life, cultivate it yourself, in your own dreams and desires, in the mark you want to make during the breif span you are here, in the lessons learned, in the smiles as much as the scars. Fill yourself up with love, rather than waiting for someone to do it for you.
I just want them to know that they didn't break me.