Life Advice Quotes

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Charlotte Eriksson
“Take a shower. Wash away every trace of yesterday. Of smells. Of weary skin. Get dressed. Make coffee, windows open, the sun shining through. Hold the cup with two hands and notice that you feel the feeling of warmth. 
 You still feel warmth.
Now sit down and get to work. Keep your mind sharp, head on, eyes on the page and if small thoughts of worries fight their ways into your consciousness: threw them off like fires in the night and keep your eyes on the track. Nothing but the task in front of you. 
Get off your chair in the middle of the day. Put on your shoes and take a long walk on open streets around people. Notice how they’re all walking, in a hurry, or slowly. Smiling, laughing, or eyes straight forward, hurried to get to wherever they’re going. And notice how you’re just one of them. Not more, not less. Find comfort in the way you’re just one in the crowd. Your worries: no more, no less.

Go back home. Take the long way just to not pass the liquor store. Don’t buy the cigarettes. Go straight home. Take off your shoes. Wash your hands. Your face. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. It’s still beating. Still fighting. Now get back to work.
Work with your mind sharp and eyes focused and if any thoughts of worries or hate or sadness creep their ways around, shake them off like a runner in the night for you own your mind, and you need to tame it. Focus. Keep it sharp on track, nothing but the task in front of you.
Work until your eyes are tired and head is heavy, and keep working even after that.

Then take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. 
You’re doing just fine.
You’re doing fine.

I’m doing just fine.”
Charlotte Eriksson, You're Doing Just Fine

Phil Lester
“Be yourself. Don't worry about what other people are thinking of you, because they're probably feeling the same kind of scared, horrible feelings that everyone does.”
Phil Lester

Mark Twain
“Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities.”
Mark Twain

Phil Lester
“The moral of the story is even though that seemed like the end of the world back then, right now I can look back on it and laugh. And if anyone is going through something similar right now just know it will get better.”
Phil Lester

Charles Bukowski
“r o l l t h e d i c e

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
mockery,
isolation.
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.”
Charles Bukowski

“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

J. Aleksandr Wootton
“Live in the moment... but don't be led by the moment, or the people who belong to it.”
J. Aleksandr Wootton, Her Unwelcome Inheritance

Bobby Orr
“Forget about style; worry about results. ”
Bobby Orr

Christopher Isherwood
“They keep telling you, when you’re older, you’ll have experience—and that’s supposed to be so great. What would you say about that, sir? Is it really any use, would you say?"

"What kind of experience?”

“Well—places you’ve been to, people you’ve met. Situations you’ve been through already, so you know how to handle them when they come up again. All that stuff that’s supposed to make you wise, in your later years.”

“Let me tell you something, Kenny. For other people, I can’t speak—but, personally, I haven’t gotten wise on anything. Certainly, I’ve been through this and that; and when it happens again, I say to myself, Here it is again. But that doesn’t seem to help me. In my opinion, I, personally, have gotten steadily sillier and sillier and sillier—and that’s a fact.”

“No kidding, sir? You can’t mean that! You mean, sillier than when you were young?”

“Much, much sillier.”

“I’ll be darned. Then experience is no use at all? You’re saying it might just as well not have happened?”

“No. I’m not saying that. I only mean, you can’t use it. But if you don’t try to—if you just realize it’s there and you’ve got it—then it can be kind of marvelous.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Betsy Lerner
“Just remember that this relationship is based on mutual trust and respect, so never reveal your true self.”
Betsy Lerner

Susane Colasanti
“You have to be a responsible adult and support yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”
Susane Colasanti, Take Me There

“Live Daringly! Give Boldly! Leave Love Everywhere You've Been!”
DJ Johnson

“I'm 19 years old and I've already wasted my entire life”
Burgerpants

Christine de Pizan
“What do you care if people talk? Those who talk cannot harm you. Why should you be worried? You should only think about those things that please you. You have only one life in this world: soon you'll reach your eternal rest.”
Christine de Pizan, The Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan

Kevin Kwan
“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action,' Sophie remarked. 'If you do nothing, you'll be sending a clear message: that you're stronger than they think you are. Not to mention a lot classier. Think about it.”
Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

Charlotte Eriksson
“I have an urge to strip my life down to the bare bones to get to the core of it. I get intense and angry, accumulating layers around my essential needs, covering up my passions. These layers cover up my marks and scars, wounds and weary heart and I want it to show because sometimes I feel my only purpose here is to say: “keep going, you’re doing just fine”. And I’d like to be an example of no matter how dark and thick and hopeless it feels, for years maybe, things can and will change.
If you want them to.
If you’re determined to make them do so.
Because I’m in my twenties and I laugh and sing and spend my days doing things that matter so much to me that I’m giving up comfort and pay-checks, but I’d like everyone to know that it wasn’t always like this.
I wasn’t always like this.

I was the girl in a grey hoodie slamming the door at midnight because I’d had enough. I was the girl not knowing how to speak or walk or pave my way through schools and family dilemmas, and I never had friends because how can you when you’re not a friend to yourself and I just needed salvation. So I smoked and drank and starved and ran, escaped in any way I could, just wanting to find a way.

I’m not sure that I found a way, exactly, but I saw a sign like a light in the sky and I followed it religiously. I followed the small, broken signals telling me that “this is what you’re good at and this is what makes you smile” and I went after it. Determined to create a life for myself that made me excited to wake up.

I didn’t necessarily find a way, but I created one. And I’d like to be an example for how you can, too.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

“Character is what you do after you’ve made a mistake.”
Stephen Inoue

“To be happy keep the treasures and throw out the trash.”
Stephen Inoue

Agnes Repplier
“Things are as they are, and no amount of self-deception makes them otherwise. The friend who is incapable of depression depresses us as surely as the friend who is incapable of boredom bores us. Somewhere in our hearts is a strong, though dimly understood, desire to face realities, and to measure consequences, to have done with the fatigue of pretending. It is not optimism to enjoy the view when one is treed by a bull; it is philosophy. The optimist would say that being treed was a valuable experience. The disciple of gladness would say it was a pleasurable sensation. The Christian Scientist would say there was no bull, though remaining–if he were wise–on the tree-top. The philosopher would make the best of a bad job, and seek what compensation he could find.”
Agnes Repplier, Points of Friction

“Time & Money. Many of us have neither. Some have one but not the other. A rare few have both.”
Mary Shuhart Inoue

“God gives us all 24 hours in a day. How we spend it is up to us, how we are judged on it is up to him. Use God’s gift of time wisely.”
Dr. Michael Inoue

Charlotte Eriksson
“You have to stop carrying life like a burden. Life is not a burden. It’s not heavy to be alive. It’s weightless. It’s light as air. You’re just floating, a leaf through space, for a little while. You just have to learn to close your eyes more, or open them, when you can. You just have to learn to float with the current more, not fight against things. Change, movement, transitions ... you have to become one with the current.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

R. Cooper
“You cannot settle and be happy.”
R. Cooper, Dancing Lessons

“Existence is just a myth we all believe in, while its just a mere blink of an eye”
Meeran W. Malik

Charlotte Eriksson
“I have an urge to strip my life down to the bare bones to get to the core of it. I get intense and angry, accumulating layers around my essential needs, covering up my passions. These layers cover up my marks and scars, wounds and weary heart and I want it to show because sometimes I feel my only purpose here is to say: “keep going, you’re doing just fine”. And I’d like to be an example of no matter how dark and thick and hopeless it feels, for years maybe, things can and will change.
If you want them to.
If you’re determined to make them do so.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

“Live your life with meaning.”
Aidan Inoue

Trevor Carss
“Find something that gets you rock hard, and you'll never have to work another day in your life.”
Trevor Carss

Harken Headers
“Good things don’t come easy and anything free you have got to ponder the tiny
literature under the big words.”
Harken Headers, Health & Not Screwing It Up

Jay Reatard
“It takes ten times longer to get rid of your reputation than it does to make it.”
Jay Reatard

“Hope is eternal.”
Mary Shuhart Inoue

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