Famous quotes I could've said myself

Sometimes I'm a lost little human, and things other people say help me find myself again.

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

–Robin Williams

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

–Pablo Picasso

“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 dreams – for the adventure of being alive.”

–Oriah Mountain Dreamer 

“You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.”   


“‎I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”

–E. B. White

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

–Jack Kerouac

“If you judge people you have no time to love them.”

–Mother Theresa

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

–Buddhist Proverb 

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

–Kurt Vonnegut

“An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.”

–Goi Nasu

“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.”

–Joel Osteen

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

–Ernest Hemingway

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

–Steve Jobs

“My heart wants roots. My mind wants wings. I cannot bear their bickerings.”

–E. Y. Harburg

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