The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.
- Katniss, Catching Fire


I will be stronger than my sadness.
- Aysel, My Heart & Other Black Holes


Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.
 - Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables


She's imperfect but she tries
She is good but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won't ask for help
She is messy but she's kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up
And baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone but she used to be mine.
- Sara Bareilles


Fate whispers to the man "You cannot withstand the storm" and the man whispers back - "I am the storm."
- 556 Productions


Give me all the strength I need to carry on
So let the light guide your way
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take will always lead you home, home
It's been a long day without you my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
- Charlie Puth


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
- John Lennon


Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go "Uh, I’m kind of an a-hole."
- Louis C.K.


I woke up in tears
With you by my side
A breath of relief
And I realized
No, we're not promised tomorrow
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna hold you
Like I'm saying goodbye wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted 'cause we'll never know when
When we'll run out of time
- Meghan Trainor


Rain on roof outside window, gray light, deep covers and warm blankets. Rain and nip of autumn in air; nostalgia, itch to work better and bigger. That crisp edge of autumn.
- Sylvia Plath


Facing it — always facing it — that’s the way to get through.
- Joseph Conrad





Happy is the heart that still feels pain
Darkness drains and light will come again
Swing open up your chest and let it in
Just let the love, love, love begin
- Ingrid Michaelson


I was made for sunny days
I made do with grey, but I didn't stay
I was made for sunny days
And I was made for you
 - The Weepies


Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
- John Wayne


I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln


One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul.
- Brigitte Nicole


I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen to you, are not one and the same.
- Colleen Hoover


This is about my someday daughter, already stung stained with insecurity begging, "Mom, will I be pretty?" I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, "No, the word 'pretty' is unworthy of everything you will be and no child of mine will be contained in five letters. You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing, but, you will never be merely pretty."
- Katie Makkai



The things that make me different are the things that make me.
- Winnie the Pooh


They say the best blaze burns brightest, when the circumstances are at their worst.
- Sophie, Howl's Moving Castle


Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.
- Donna Ball


The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
- Ritu Ghatourey


Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
- Mary Shelley


Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.’
- Jodi Picoult


You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
- Maya Angelou


Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay


The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.
- Robert Frost