There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.
- Hannah Gadsby


I am stronger than I am broken.
-Roxane Gay


There are all these moments you don't think you will survive. And then you survive.
- David Leviathan


Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Elliot


You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
- Mary Tyler Moore


To be happy is a choice you make every day, every hour. And refining and renewing that state is a constant pursuit.
- Julia Roberts


Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.
- Angie Thomas


The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because sh*t worked out. They got that way because sh*t went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.
- Elizabeth Gilbert


Not for all the whiskey in heaven
Not for all the flies in Vermont
Not for all the tears in the basement
Not for a million trips to Mars

Not if you paid me in diamonds
Not if you paid me in pearls
Not if you gave me your pinky ring
Not if you gave me your curls

Not for all the fire in hell
Not for all the blue in the sky
Not for an empire of my own
Not even for peace of mind

No, never, I’ll never stop loving you
Not till my heart beats its last
And even then in my words and my songs
I will love you all over again
- Charles Bernstein


Be brave and fearless to know that, even if you do make the wrong decision, you made it for a good reason.
- Adele
To be happy is a choice you make every day, every hour. And refining and renewing that state is a constant pursuit.
- Julia Roberts


We are not born with a certain amount of resilience. It is a muscle, and that means we can build it. We build resilience into ourselves. We build resilience into the people we love.
- Sheryl Sandberg


You and you alone are the only person that can live the life that writes the story that you were meant to tell. And the world needs your story because the world needs your voice.
- Kerry Washington


When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde


I believe great people do things before they are ready.
- Amy Poehler


You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
- Cheryl Strayed


Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.
- Lady Gaga


When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
- Queen Elizabeth II


If I don't poke my head out of my shell and show people who I am, all anyone will ever think I am is my shell.

- Shonda Rimes


I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin


At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.
- Heather Hepler


I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.
- Hoda Kotb


My mother told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it.
- Diane von Furstenberg


Somewhere between what she survived, and who she was becoming, was exactly where she was meant to be. She was starting to love the journey and find the comfort in the quiet corners of her wildest dreams.

They say people don’t change…. Well, she wasn’t always this way. Even if she didn’t change the entire world, she would change her part of it. And she would affect the people she shared it with. A butterfly who’s wings have been touched, can indeed still fly. Whether something was meant to be, or meant to leave, didn’t matter as much anymore. She would soak up the sun, kiss the breeze, and she would fly regardless.

- J.Raymond


Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The piƱa and the colada.
- Ellen Degeneres


“They say ‘time heals,’ but even now I know that’s a lie. What people really mean is that eventually you’ll get used to the pain. You’ll forget who you were without it; you’ll forget what you looked like without your scars.”
- Claudia Gray


Nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown—you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.
- Caitlin Moran



Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
- Anne Lamott


And I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
- Sia


She hasn’t left a void. She’s left a blast crater.
- from Patton Oswalt's obituary of his wife, Michelle. 


Somewhere, in the sea of people
and along side the asphalt rivers,
just below the canopy of steal giants
is a break in the concrete where one single fragile flower grows.
Your struggle is stunning
and your bravery is beautiful.
I hope you choose to grow
in places no one ever
thought possible.
- r.m. broderick