Every Quote You’ll Ever Need To Inspire You To Keep Doing You

The bravest thing we can do, sometimes, is keep on. Keep on putting one foot in front of the other, day on day, hoping and wishing and trying our very best. It’s tiring. Heartbreaking. Beautiful. Turn to these quotes to remind you to carry on, tiny dancer. Keep doing you. Only you can.

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
– Coco Chanel

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
– Amy Bloom

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.”
– Miguel Angel Ruiz

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
– Gautama Buddha

“You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day.”
– Katherine Center, What I Would Tell Her

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
― Tom Hiddleston

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.”
– Iyanla Vanzant

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
– Oscar Wilde

“If there is someone in your life who is not serving you or making you better, give yourself permission to move on.”
– Niecy Nash

“To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say the ‘I’”
– Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
– Brené Brown

“All I’m saying is that sooner of later, you’ll have to come to terms with yourself. You can’t wish away the vampire in you, and you shouldn’t keep atoning for it. You should figure out who you are and what you need, and then don’t apologize for it. Not to me, to your mum, or to anyone.”
– Jeaniene Frist

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
– Judy Garland

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
– Mark Twain

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
– Gautama Buddha

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”
– Heath L. Buckmaster Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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