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Quotes About Finding Yourself

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Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Alysha Speer
“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.”
Alysha Speer

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Mandy Hale
“If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Lucy Christopher
“You said you knew the perfect place to run to. A place that was empty of people, and buildings, and far, far away. A place covered in blood-red earth and sleeping life. A place longing to come alive again. It's a place for disappearing, you'd said, a place for getting lost... and for getting found.
I'll take you there, you'd said.
And I could say that I agreed.”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Francesca Lia Block
“If you want to find the trail, if you want to find yourself, you must explore your dreams alone. You must grow at a slow pace in a dark cocoon of loneliness so you can fly like wind, like wings, when you awaken.”
Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels

Jason Evert
“Don't worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself.”
Jason Evert

C. JoyBell C.
“You can run away from yourself so often, and so much, just because the broken pieces of you cut your feet too deeply if you stay around for too long. But then what if someone were to come along and pick up those pieces for you? Then you wouldn't have to run away from yourself anymore. You could stop running. If someone sees you as something worth staying with— maybe you'll stay with yourself, too.”
C. JoyBell C.

Charles de Lint
“You've got to find yourself first. Everything else'll follow.”
Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot

Tom Robbins
“When you're unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. And you get to take yourself oh so very seriously. Your truly happy people, which is to say, your people who truly like themselves, they don't think about themselves very much. Your unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwellin' on himself and start payin' attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Criss Jami
“It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Charlotte Eriksson
“It doesn’t matter how many times you leave, it will always hurt to come back and remember what you once had and who you once were. Then it will hurt just as much to leave again, and so it goes over and over again.
Once you’ve started to leave, you will run your whole life.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Hermann Hesse
“No, a true seeker, one who truly wished to find, could accept no doctrine. But the man who has found what he sought, such a man could approve of every doctrine, each and every one, every path, every goal; nothing separated him any longer from all those thousands of others who lived in the eternal, who breathed the Divine.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Stephen Richards
“Whatever it takes to find the real you, don't be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock.”
Stephen Richards

Mandy Hale
“There’s something really cool about knowing that your destiny is SO big that you’re not meant to share it with anyone. At least not yet.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Stephen Richards
“When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner.”
Stephen Richards

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“I will come back to you, I swear I will;
And you will know me still.
I shall be only a little taller
Than when I went.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems

Charlotte Eriksson
“So they gave me love in form of poison and tiny little pills, programming my emotions, teaching me how to feel. To act correct and talk correct and answer without knowing the question, because that, my dear, is how you get love. Yes that, dear youth, is how you'll be loved. I tried to medicate my own fucked up little mind with chemicals and adrenaline, tasting sweeter every night, shaking louder every time. Sitting wide awake in bed until the world disappears, writing poetry to concentrate on something real while waiting for the love to arrive.
I've been looking for it night after night, waiting patiently for it to show up, maybe somewhere in between the state of awake and asleep, alive and not so alive, sober and not so sober.
(I lost track of the difference somewhere in between.)”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Cassandra Giovanni
“Your voice has haunted every inch of my soul since the last time I heard it…my world had been so dark, void of sound and then I heard you sing again—and it exploded. Everything came crashing down on me that I’d been holding in, and then I was just a mess. But I wasn’t suffering in silence anymore. I was suffering from the impenetrable sound of your voice on repeat in my head.”
Cassandra Giovanni, Finding Perfection

Moira Young
“Fer in our dreams we find ourselves. Who we were. Who we are. Who we can become. Sleep. Dream.”
Moira Young, Rebel Heart

Martina Boone
“But there was a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Between being found and finding yourself.”
Martina Boone, Compulsion

“Looking in the mirror, staring back at me isn't so much a face as the expression of a predicament.”
Colin Firth

Heidi Cullinan
“He gave himself to them completely, with no guilt, no shame, no reservation, and in that surrender he found a quiet, shining pearl he had never known existed - himself. He was Sam. He was Sunshine. He was Peaches.”
Heidi Cullinan, Special Delivery

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The bulk of life is discovering who you are—and then reconciling that with who you wish you were.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Meghan Daum
“The path of least resistance has a lot going for it. The comfort zone isn't where you lose yourself. It's where you find yourself.”
Meghan Daum

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