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I used to really love quotes growing up. I would spend hours on Tumblr hearting and reblogging my favorite quotes (does anyone even use Tumblr anymore?). I gravitated towards ones that were about depression because at the time, I just really found comfort knowing I wasn’t alone in what I was feeling.
I recently found myself on Tumblr looking at quotes and I instantly was drawn in by what I was reading. I saved some that really spoke to me as someone who has struggled with a variety of things. I wanted to share them here with you.
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine: Prose & Poetry from a Past That Was Never Present
And then I realized the fire was always burning within me, but the flames were busy keeping everyone else warmMorgan Richard Olivier
The little things? The little moments? — They aren’t little.John Zabat-Zinn
I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
I am prepared for the worst, but I hope for the best.Benjamin Disraeli
Being a person didn’t come naturally to me the way it seemed to for others. People who were sure of themselves awed me. I studied them and tried to mimic their ease.Ruth Madievsky, All-Night Pharmacy
I see it now; how
I see it now; how we tend to hold pain so close, as if it is all we’re made ofBianca Stone, from What Is Otherwise Infinite: Poems; “Cutting Odette’s Fingernails”
“I feel very small. I don’t understand. I have so much courage, fire, energy, for many things, yet I get so hurt, so wounded by small things.”Anaïs Nin, from nearer the moon: the previously unpublished unexpurgated diary,1937-1939
You cannot make everyone think and feel as deeply as you do. This is your tragedy … because you understand them, and they do not understand you.Daniel Saint
I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.Unknown
I was always ashamed to take. So I gave. It was not a virtue. It was a disguise.The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1944–1947
Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.Ijeoma Umebinyuo
You don’t ﬁnd your worth in someone. You ﬁnd your worth within yourself and then ﬁnd someone who’s worthy of you. Remember that.Unknown
I’ve always liked quiet people: You never know if they’re dancing in a daydream or if they’re carrying the weight of the world.John Green, Looking for Alaska
Honestly, after finding these on Tumblr, it made me want to get back into reading to find some more! While I do read and listen to books for work five days a week, they’re not books that I own. So, I can’t highlight the quotes I really like, although I do take note of them.
I used to love reading on my Kindle and highlighting passages I liked to look back at later. My old Kindle died and I just upgraded, so I think now is the perfect time to get back into it!
Did any of the quotes in this post resonate with you?
If you’re like me and love quotes, share some of your favorites below! I’d love to read them 🙂
If you liked this post, you can also check out some of my older posts where I’ve shared quotes. There’s one about change and one where I share some I really needed to hear when I was struggling. There’s also another post where me and former project members shared our favorites.
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