Quotes I Love


“The running commentary that dominates my field of consciousness is kind of an asshole.”
~ Dan Harris

“The idea that there is a problem. That is the wild hair up the ass of humanity.”
~ Adyashanti

“God comes to you disguised as your life.”
~ Paul D’Arcy

“Watch your mouth: The language we use creates the reality we experience.”-Michael Hyatt

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
~The Dali Lama

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.”
~ Anne Lamott

 “Darkness is not chased away with sticks, not even cannons. One simply lights a small candle and the darkness flees before it”. — Chofetz Chaim.

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning, a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be cleaning you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent
as a guide from the beyond.


“Don’t get burned twice by the same flame.”
(Not sure of the origin, heard it and loved it. So true!)

“You must never allow something that happened to you to become a morbidly treasured heirloom that you carry, show people, put back in its black velvet pouch and then tuck back into your jacket where you can keep it close to your heart.”
~Augusten Burroughs

“A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.” ~Oscar Wilde

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
– Rita Mae Brown

“Miracles can happen, even to those who are small, flammable, and dressed all in black.”
― Lemony Snicket

I collect great quotes. These are some I love. I try to find the author or origin, but if you know who wrote it, please let me know!

“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.
—Chinese Proverb”

Excerpt From: Dr. Habib Sadeghi. “Within.”

“We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.”
~Arianna Huffington

Don’t try to win over the haters; you’re not the jackass whisperer.
~Brene Brown~

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good nights sleep”
~E. Joseph Cossman~

“It is up to you, whether you learn thru joy, or pain.”

“Having resentment toward someone is like drinking poison and expecting THEM to die” (I love this one) !!

Wherever there is appreciation there is duplication”!

“Life happens not TO me, but FOR me”

“Create what you want instead of being stuck in what you didn’t have”
( we’re all stuck in something that SHOULD have been, like an absent parent, a shitty childhood, a lost lover)

“Are you proud of how you’re behaving?… then stop!”

“In God I move and breathe and have my being”

“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves”
~Henry David Thoreau-

“The Universe conspires to fulfill your desires”

“Forgiveness is the scent the violet leaves on the heel that has crushed it”
~Mark Twain~ ( Holy cow!! I love this one)!

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”
~JK Rowling~

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
~Oscar Wilde~

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Marianne Williamson~

“All great changes are preceded by chaos”
~Deepak Choprah

“Every positive change—every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness—involves a rite of passage. Each time we ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception”.
– Dan Millman

“Optimist (n)
Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster,
It’s a cha-cha.”
~Robert Brault~

“No one ever discovered anything new by coloring inside the lines”
~Thomas Vasquez~

“And those who were seen dancing where thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”
~Frederich Neitzsche~

“When I had no roof, I made Audacity my roof.”
“Samurai Song”

“Never never never give up.”

“Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”
~Deepak Choprah~

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher”

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”
~Thomas Jefferson~

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, and others build windmills.
~Chinese Proverb~

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
“The Summer Day”

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
~Carlos Casteneda~

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
~Oscar Wilde~

The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure you seek.
~Joseph Campbell~

“No” is a complete sentence. ( I always have to be reminded)

Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develope what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.
~ Meryl Streep~ ( the very wise Meryl Streep)!

Every time You are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if You want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future.
Deepak Choprah~

“It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.”

  • Frederick Phillips

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

~Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

“What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.”

  • Wendell Phillips

“This is a new favorite because of my age I suppose.
“You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen, but
if you are beautiful at sixty; it is your soul’s own doing.”
—Marie Stopes, author”

“…there are four rules for miraculous work creation: Be positive. Send love. Have fun. Kick ass.
― Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles

“Of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are our own fears.”

~Rudyard Kipling


“You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to cooperate, for your bad back to let up just a little…

The thing is, people who make a difference never wait for just the right time. They know that it will never arrive.

Instead, they make their ruckus when they are short of sleep, out of money, hungry, in the middle of a domestic mess and during a blizzard. Whenever.
As long as whenever is now.”
~Seth Godin~


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