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Quotes About Inspirational

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Chuck Palahniuk
“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

C. JoyBell C.
“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
C. JoyBell C.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Lois McMaster Bujold
“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

Haruki Murakami
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Haruki Murakami

William G.T. Shedd
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
William G.T. Shedd

Bob Marley
“If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
Bob Marley, Guitar Chord Songbook - Bob Marley

Stephen Hawking
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
Stephen Hawking

Abraham Lincoln
“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.”
Abraham Lincoln

P.C. Cast
“Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.”
P.C. Cast, Betrayed

Rumi
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
Rumi

Adrienne Rich
“There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.”
Adrienne Rich

Kazuo Ishiguro
“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”
Kazuo Ishiguro

C. JoyBell C.
“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.”
C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C.
“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”
C. JoyBell C.

Markus Zusak
“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.”
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

Sarah Dessen
“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.”
Sarah Dessen

Paulo Coelho
“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Dalai Lama XIV
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Rumi
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
Rumi

Eckhart Tolle
“The past has no power over the present moment.”
Eckhart Tolle

John Muir
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

Jon Krakauer
“HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

A.A. Milne
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Rumi
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
Rumi

Doris Lessing
“What's terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Bette Midler
“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
Bette Midler

Barack Obama
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Barack Obama

Gautama Buddha
“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
Gautama Buddha

Paulo Coelho
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

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