Inspiring Quotes

I LOVE good quotes and they can be great reminders in times of uncertainty or challenges. This is just a *fun* thread where we can all post some of our favorite quotes.

9 thoughts on “Inspiring Quotes

  1. Oh Kali, you are serendipitously awesome! I was just doing some spring cleaning in my room this week and found an old book of quotes that I loved years ago — it’s dog-earred and covered in highlighters. I’ll write down a few right now and keep adding more over the upcoming weeks/months. I’d also love to hear other people’s favourites too…

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “All of us fail to match our dreams of perfection, so rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” ~ William Faulkner

    “Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.” ~ Ray Bradbury

    And finally a longer one from Theodore Roosevelt,
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

  2. I’ve been reading Tribes by Seth Godin and I wrote down this quote because it reminded me of parts of the kink community:

    “Some tribes are stuck. They embrace the status quo and drown out any member who dares to question authority and the accepted order. […] Every one of those tribes is just a movement waiting to happen, a group of people just waiting to be energized and transformed.”

  3. This is one of my favourite all time quotes, it sums so much up about life.

    Watch your thoughts,
    for they become words.
    Watch your words,
    for they become actions.
    Watch your actions,
    for they become habits.
    Watch your habits,
    for they become character.
    Watch your character,
    for it becomes your destiny.

    Lao-Tze

    • I totally love this one too. One of my yoga mentors actually used these exact word two weeks ago and it deeply resonated with me. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So here is another dose of my inspirational quotes. I am in a really good place in my life right now and I am feeling quite happy; so I felt like sharing. :)

    “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    “LIfe is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.” ~ Lou Holtz

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    -Maya Angelou

    “A heart without a head leads to many defeats and burnout. A head without a heart leads to a manipulator of people. A heart and a head in tandem is the formula for a lifetime of successful struggle. Authentic passion and strategic thinking are the balance you are now seeking. Remember, many of us went through years of apprenticeship, making every mistake in the book. Then one day, it just jells and you have the chops to take on the impossible battles–and emerge victorious.” ~ From “A Note to a Young Organizer”

    “Advice from a tree: stand tall and proud. Go out on a limb. Remember your roots. Drink plenty of water. Be content with your natural beauty. Enjoy the view. Don’t be afraid to turn a new leaf every once in awhile.”

    “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen

    “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon

    “How much we each want to have sex, what kinds of people we find attractive, what pleasures bring us to orgasm, how we feel about all of it, and any other variable can shift for a number of reasons. Sooner or later, almost everyone is going to find themselves outside the statistically defined norm, at least in some way. If someone never diverged from that middle portion of any of the distribution curves, they’d be so uncommon that they would, in fact, be abnormal. The only thing that’s normal about sex is that nobody is actually normal.” ~ Charlie Glickman

  5. In light of our recent discussions on dealing with difficult people…

    “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” ~Henry Boye

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