Affirmation Quotes

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John Green
“I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Stella Adler
“life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one”
Stella Adler

Marilyn Monroe
“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.”
Marilyn Monroe

Melody Beattie
“Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down - as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency

Roland Barthes
“You see the first thing we love is a scene. For love at first sight requires the very sign of its suddenness; and of all things, it is the scene which seems to be seen best for the first time: a curtain parts and what had not yet ever been seen is devoured by the eyes: the scene consecrates the object I am going to love. The context is the constellation of elements, harmoniously arranged that encompass the experience of the amorous subject...

Love at first sight is always spoken in the past tense. The scene is perfectly adapted to this temporal phenomenon: distinct, abrupt, framed, it is already a memory (the nature of a photograph is not to represent but to memorialize)... this scene has all the magnificence of an accident: I cannot get over having had this good fortune: to meet what matches my desire.

The gesture of the amorous embrace seems to fulfill, for a time, the subject's dream of total union with the loved being: The longing for consummation with the other... In this moment, everything is suspended: time, law, prohibition: nothing is exhausted, nothing is wanted: all desires are abolished, for they seem definitively fulfilled... A moment of affirmation; for a certain time, though a finite one, a deranged interval, something has been successful: I have been fulfilled (all my desires abolished by the plenitude of their satisfaction).”
Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Mike Gayle
“I'm telling you this for one reason and one reason only: No matter how sure you are of someone's love, it's always nice to hear it.”
Mike Gayle, Turning Thirty

bell hooks
“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others. There was a time when I felt lousy about my over-forty body, saw myself as too fat, too this, or too that. Yet I fantasized about finding a lover who would give me the gift of being loved as I am. It is silly, isn't it, that I would dream of someone else offering to me the acceptance and affirmation I was withholding from myself. This was a moment when the maxim "You can never love anybody if you are unable to love yourself" made clear sense. And I add, "Do not expect to receive the love from someone else you do not give yourself.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

“REMEMBER YOUR GREATNESS

Before you were born,
And were still too tiny for
The human eye to see,
You won the race for life
From among 250 million competitors.
And yet,
How fast you have forgotten
Your strength,
When your very existence
Is proof of your greatness.
You were born a winner,
A warrior,
One who defied the odds
By surviving the most gruesome
Battle of them all.
And now that you are a giant,
Why do you even doubt victory
Against smaller numbers,
And wider margins?
The only walls that exist,
Are those you have placed in your mind.
And whatever obstacles you conceive,
Exist only because you have forgotten
What you have already
Achieved.

Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”
Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Germany Kent
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“One of my rules is never to look sideways at what other people are doing but instead, do what I feel is right.”
Annie Bryant, Worst Enemies/Best Friends

“I will always find a way and a way will always find me.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Maya Angelou
“Life likes to be taken by the lapel and told, "I'm with you kid. Let's go!”
Maya Angelou

Idowu Koyenikan
“Today is a new day and it brings with it a new set of opportunities for me to act on.
I am attentive to the opportunities and I seize them as they arise.
I have full confidence in myself and my abilities.
I can do all things that I commit myself to.
No obstacle is too big or too difficult for me to handle because what lies inside me is greater than what lies ahead of me.
I am committed to improving myself and I am getting better daily.
I am not held back by regret or mistakes from the past.
I am moving forward daily.
Absolutely nothing is impossible for me.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Alain de Botton
“We each appear to hold within ourselves a range of divergent views as to our native qualities.. And amid such uncertainty, we typically turn to the wider world to settle the question of our significance.. we seem beholden to affections of others to endure ourselves.”
Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety

Ayn Rand
“There is no affirmation without the one who affirms. in this sense, everything to which you grant your love is yours”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Terry Tempest Williams
“Story is the umbilical cord that connects us to the past, present, and future. Family. Story is a relationship between the teller and the listener, a responsibility. . . . Story is an affirmation of our ties to one another.”
Terry Tempest Williams, Pieces of White Shell

Oscar A. Romero
“I don’t want to be an anti, against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of God,who loves us and who wants to save us.”
Oscar A. Romero, The Violence of Love

Steve Goodier
“Here is little habit that can make a big difference. Send sunbeams. Intentionally send a word of encouragement or appreciation every day to one person.”
Steve Goodier

Patrick Rothfuss
“There's looking and there's looking. When some men look at you it's a greasy thing. It makes you want to have a bath. With other men it's nice. It helps you know you're beautiful.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Idowu Koyenikan
“I am a strong and powerful woman.
I am proud to be a woman and I celebrate the qualities that I have as a woman.
I am not defined by other people’s opinion of who I should be or what I should do as a woman. I determine that, not anyone else.
I am not passed up for a position, title, or promotion because I am a woman.
I fully deserve all the good things that comes my way.
Irrespective of what anyone might think, being a woman places no boundaries or limits on my abilities.
I can do anything I set my mind to.
I celebrate my womanhood and I am beautiful both inside and out.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

“Contrary to what we've been told, life is simple. We complicate matters with our choices.”
Michelle Richardson

“Momentum builds success.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Stefanie Weisman
“I'm proud of myself for doing my best. That's all anyone can ask of me.”
Stefanie Weisman, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

Sebastian Barry
“And what else could we have come here for, except to sense these tiny victories? Not the big victories that crush and kill the victor. Not the wars and civil ructions, but the saving grace of a Hollandaise sauce that has escaped all the possibilities of culinary disaster and is being spread like a yellow prayer on a plump cod steak - victoriously.”
Sebastian Barry, On Canaan's Side

Alisha Rai
“You can do this, and if you can't do it today, you'll do it tomorrow. You are not a failure.”
Alisha Rai, Wrong to Need You

Stephanie Lahart
“No longer will I doubt my abilities… I will give myself a chance. I commit to believing in myself, encouraging myself, and loving myself. I will see the best in myself and NOT be afraid to move forward in my purpose. I will replace the word can’t with can. I won’t be easily influenced, distracted, or discouraged by other people’s opinions. I will NOT give up! I will be brave in my journey, have confidence in who I am, and keep a positive attitude. I am success!”
Stephanie Lahart

Virginia Woolf
“Lily Briscoe își dădea seama de tot ce simțea [Tansley]. Așezată fiind în fața lui, cum ar fi putut să nu vadă clar, ca într-o radiografie, coastele și oasele femurale ale dorinței de afirmare ale acestui om, detașîndu-se întunecate în ceața alburie a cărnii – ceața aceea subțiratecă în care convențiile sociale învăluiseră arzătoarea lui dorință de a se amesteca în conversație?”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Joyce Rachelle
“In the fancy spectacle of life, aspire to find a joy that does not need an audience.”
Joyce Rachelle

“Being an affirming person and building an affirming culture in your organization will literally shift your organization into a whole new place and onto a whole new level.”
Ford Taylor, Relactional Leadership: When Relationships Collide with Transactions

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