21 Refreshingly Real Quotes To Inspire You To Get Up And Face The World Today


“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”

— Cheryl Strayed

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“I think we are all part flight the fight
part run for your life
Part ‘please please please like me’
Part Can’t breathe
Part scared to say you’re scared
Part say it anyway”

— Andrea Gibson

“Everyone needs a place. It shouldn’t be inside of someone else.”

— Richard Siken

“Maybe your life won’t explode into beautiful, untamed chaos by the time the clock strikes 12 but maybe it doesn’t have to. Maybe each night is not an end in itself but a small stepping stone that eventually moves you toward a bigger, better life. One that is fuller and richer and wilder than you ever expected it to be, because you kept welcoming change in, even when it seemed easier not to.”

— Heidi Priebe

“Love is when the light in me shines into your darkness and the light in you shines into mine.”

— Jamie Varon

“I think it’s hilarious if someone says my body looks masculine or something, I’m like; ‘Listen, just because my body was developed for something other than f*cking millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as f*ck because there’s not a single muscle on body that isn’t for a purpose because I’m not a do nothin’ bitch.'”

— Ronda Rousey

“But I know better. I know about your rough edges and I have seen your perfect curves, and I will fit into any spaces you let me. If loving you means getting dirty, bring on the grime, I will leave this porcelain home behind.”

— Sarah Kay

“Dear you,
Whoever you are,

However you got here,
This is exactly where you are supposed to be.

This moment has waited its whole life for you,
This moment is your lover,
And you are a solider,
Come home baby, it’s over,
You don’t need to suffer anymore.”

— Sierra DeMulder

“I said I’m doing this for so very many reasons, but really, it’s just one: This feels important.

I’ve tried to put words to that, but mostly? I just have this feeling.

I’m doing it for the love of it.”

— Laura Jane Williams

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

— C.S. Lewis

“There’s nothing that’s sadder or more disheartening when you can totally see that someone is fabricating who they are because they think it will make them popular on the internet. It’s almost like Catfishing someone. (And don’t catfish, that’s just fucking weird.) Just be who you are and don’t apologize for it.”

— Kendra Syrdal

“The status quo sucks.”

— George Carlin

“I listen to love songs
and miss no one.”

— Aman Batra

“Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?”

— Nicki Minaj

“When anything huge happens to me, I always think, this isn’t my moment, this is a moment.”

— Tig Notaro

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.”

— David Bowie

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

— Bob Dylan

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

— Helen Keller

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”

— Alfred A. Montapert

“I’m charged up,
I’m charged up.”

— Drake Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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Ari Eastman

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