Quotes To Live By

Yes, I do acknowledge that Grey’s Anatomy, song lyrics, some cliches, etc are on here frequently.  Especially the Grey’s thing.

  1. At some point you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out; they fence you in. Life is messy, that’s how we’re made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know, If you’re willing to take a chance, the view from the other side is spectacular.
  2. “Uh, let me get more sleep and then I’ll answer that.”— too bad that rarely gets to happen
  3. We’re adults. When did that happen? And how do we make it stop?
  4. Remind yourself it’s okay not to be perfect
  5. A harbor, of course, is a place of refuge, a port of entry. I pictured the harbor of my mind – a little beat-up perhaps, a little storm-worn, but well situated and with a nice depth. The harbor of my mind is an open bay, the only access to the island of my Self (which is a young and volcanic island, yes, but fertile and promising). This island has been through some wars, it is true, but is now committed to peace, under a new leader (me) who has instituted new policies to protect the place. And now – let the word go out across the seven seas – there are much, much stricter laws on the books about who may enter this harbor.
  6. ‎”…but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”
  7. Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we’re wired that way. Because without it, I don’t know, maybe we just wouldn’t feel real. What’s that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop.
  8. In general, lines are there for a reason. For safety. For security. For clarity. If you choose to cross the line, you pretty much do so at your own risk. So why is it, that the bigger the line, the greater the temptation to cross it?
  9. When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place
  10. A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group. -Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  11. Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn’t mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love, that’s what matters. It’s the only thing that counts.
  12. The world is moving so fast now that we start freaking long before our parents did because we don’t ever stop to breathe anymore.
  13. This thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it’s usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.
  14. When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?
  15. I’m trying to wake you up! There’s a big fucking world out there. It’s messy, and it’s chaotic, and it’s never, it’s never ever the thing you’d expect. It’s ok to be scared but you cannot allow your fears to turn you into an asshole, not when it comes to the people that really love you, the people that need you.
  16. You’re still winning the war.  You lost the battle today, but you’re still winning the war.  So tomorrow, try again.  Tomorrow, try to be better.
  17. When you’re fighting the current, You forget how to live
  18. This is not about instant gratification. You have to work hard for it, sweat for it, give up sleeping in on Sunday mornings. Lauren Fessenden
  19. If I were to stop drinking coffee, the sudden drop in demand would be met with a sharp decrease in price, wiping out the agricultural industries of dozens of developing nations. Therefore, I am morally obligated to consume coffee in order to maintain the economies of so many coffee-producing countries.
  20. If you eat a piece of cake and your spit gets on the fork and then someone else uses the fork with your spit on it, technically, you just made out by kindergarten standards.
  21. “It’s going to be wild, it’s going to be great.”

Feel free to suggest some!


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