Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.
- Robin Williams, Jack


Grief makes a monster out of us sometimes, and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.
- Melina Marchetta


Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.
- Erma Bombeck


So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered.
I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad.
- John Green



If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know exactly how it feels. And if you have not, then you cannot possibly imagine it.
- Lemony Snicket


Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.
- Ashley Purdy


The best advice I’ve ever received is, "No one else knows what they’re doing either."
- Ricky Gervais


The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.
-  Katharine Graham


We need to be willing to be uncomfortable, to be flawed, to be imperfect, to own our voices.
- Kerry Washington


Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.
- Wilferd Arlan Peterson


Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.
- Neil Gaiman


I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie


You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you... Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting.
- Hook


Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
- Tyler Kent White


Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
- Marjorie Pay Hinckley


I learned that things don’t always turn our the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.
- Jennifer Weiner



A phoenix never
apologizes for
turning into ashes
before rising to
meet its rebirth.
Set yourself alight
if that is what it
takes to flourish.
- Noor Shirazie



Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.
- Naomi Shihab Nye 


A man told me I had to move because I was blocking the fire exit. As if I wasn't going to move if there was a fire.
- Mitch Hedberg


I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.
- Christopher Poindexter


Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there
I'm learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down
- Tom Petty



Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
- Henry David Thoreau


To have faith is to have wings.
- J.M. Barrie


We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit.
- Audre Lorde


"The oldest, the one that everyone counts on and no one has to worry about. It's an honor to play that role."
- Amy Chua


"' I always think everything is a trap until proven otherwise,' the Prince answered. 'Which is why I'm still alive.'"
- The Princess Bride


"Have a glass of sweet tea, it's the house wine of the South."
- Dolly Parton