Writer Quotes that really resonate with me
You stopped me on the moments you weren’t able to handle, played me on the moments you loved, paused me when I was at my best, and fast forwarded through the times when I needed you the most – Dru Anthony
sometimes there is more pain in a memory than in the moment itself – @loveaprilgreen
You can’t numb yourself to pain and expect to feel love when it arrives. Numb is numb. Either you feel both or you lose both. – Writehiswrongs
“Getting over someone who meant the world to you is probably one of the most toughest things a person will ever have to do.” – @tullipsink
just because something good ends…doesn’t mean it was ever bad – Topher Kearby
“Everyone becomes a goddamned poet when their heart is breaking.”- wordsnquotes
it is pointless hating the ones who hurt you, because all you will accomplish is inflicting more pain on your already bruised heart, especially when there is no amount of hatred you could direct towards them, that could ever compare to the amount of hatred they already have for themselves – which is why they hurt you in the first place – Emina Gašpar – Vrana
In some other life We are standing side by side and laughing, that, in some other life we are apart. – d.j. @b.anon_words
He would do just about anything to bring her back to him. She would do even more to keep him away. But somehow, he always won . -Jessica Michelle
The worst thing a man can do is listen to what she’s been through then put her through it again. – Amen Amare’ Realmenmovement
perhaps i could learn to love the wanted instead of wanting the loved although i still believe in that impossibility that they could be the same person – Joshua Ryan Stewart
You need to understand that life isn’t what you’re given, it’s what you create, what you conquer and what you aim to achieve. – @sf_stef
It is almost impossible to find a man whom will see your worth and cherish it. But don’t let that keep YOU from seeing your worth. When you find a man who recognizes it, know that he is worth it. – Pierre Jeanty
If only we appreciated those we love before they become nothing more than nostalgia at the bottom of our glasses. – Marisa B. Crane
It’s not what we could’ve had that I held on to. It’s what we will never have that still lingers in my mind. – Pierre Alex Jeanty
We are not looking for a sometimes kind of love. What we need is the kind of love that never leaves. – J. Iron Word
You will hurt until you do not. You will be broken until you are whole. You will wander until you settle. You will be lost until you are home. You will lose all of your faith until it returns. – Owen Lindley
Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re trying to get better everyday. The smallest effort counts. – Thegoodquote
Leave people better than you found them. – Marvin J. Ashton
Gestures of love are easy to fake. We must learn to differentiate between emotional junk and healthy food-So that we may invest ourselves in the right kind of people – Halom Vered
Sometimes I forget to thank the people who make my life happy in so many ways. Sometimes I forget to tell them how much I really appreciate them for being an important part of my life. So thank you all of you. Just for being here for me.
It’s impossible to be stressed, miserable and unhappy when you are constantly paying attention to all the that you are grateful for, & nothing is ever too small to be grateful for. – Matt Mayberry
Try to forgive those that didn’t love you enough or failed to care. They were never your destination…only your preparation.
The End of Missing Someone. “I like to see people reunited, maybe that’s a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run into each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone. – Jonathan Safran Foer Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
You’ll never be happy if you chase money all your life. Find real joy through giving and serving others
You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you love, you learn. You’re human, not perfect. You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive. Thinki of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, tho think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is a sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend. marcandangel.com
Remember, when you forgive, you heal. And when you let go, you grow.
You’re pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history of ever.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically. – Stephen Hawking on disability
There is one way out of consumption’s spiral: we must realize the things we purchase do not define who we are—unless we allow them to.— Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus (from “Essential: Essays by The Minimalists)
“Experience was the most painful of teachers.” ― Nicholas Sparks, See Me
“We only have a finite amount of time on this earth. It can be spent accumulating monetary wealth, or it can be spent in a meaningful way—the latter of which doesn’t necessarily preclude someone from the former, but the relentless pursuit of riches doesn’t lead to a meaningful life.” ― Joshua Fields Millburn, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life The Minimalists
“Unless you contribute beyond yourself, your life will feel perpetually self-serving. It’s okay to operate in your own self-interest, but doing so exclusively creates an empty existence. A life without contribution is a life without meaning. The truth is that giving is living. We only feel truly alive when we are growing as individuals and contributing beyond ourselves. That’s what a real life is all about.” ― Joshua Fields Millburn, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life The Minimalists
“Success = Happiness + Constant Improvement” ― Joshua Fields Millburn, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life The Minimalists
“Options are overrated; they tend to overwhelm us and lead to mediocre lives. When we have too many options, we spend our lives maintaining those options instead of exercising them.”― Genevieve Parker Hill, Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity
“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.” ― Nayyirah Waheed
“The reward for attention is always healing. It may begin as the healing of a particular pain—the lost lover, the sickly child, the shattered dream. But what is healed, finally, is the pain that underlies all pain: the pain that we are all, as Rilke puts it, “unutterably alone”. More than anything else, attention is an act of connection.” Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
Kiss me through the panic. Dance me through the chaos. Love me through the tragic aftermath, and walk me through the beauty beneath my ruins. – Dru Anthony
Sunsets are proof that endings can also be beautiful too – Mark Groves
And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. – Meister Eckhart
Too often people become victims of terrible relationships, because their evaluation was terrible. The secret is to crave for substance and desire fulfilling relationships, not just relationships. – Gentlemenhood
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. – Thegoodquote
You used to be everything I had, and maybe I was the same for you. But nothing ever turned out the way I used to beg them to be. I’m sorry for this. There is a feeling I have in my chest, screaming so loud that sometimes can’t sleep. If I ever saw you again, I would tell you everything I’ve said under the moonlight. That I’m just dirt pretending to bleed without you. I can’t do this alone, not anymore. – Alexander Danny L
The most important moments come from bravery. Quietly conquering the voice in your head that says ‘you can’t, you won’t, you never will’ – Alison Malee
The #58 Rule of a Relationship Once you lose someone, it’s never exactly the same person who come back.
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”- Kahlil Gibran
They say that if you really love someone you’ll let them go. I say that if you really love someone you would have relinquished the power to ever hold them back long ago -Jake Banks
“She was the rain” Some days I wake up and think of all the men before me and the fools they were to ever let you slip through their fingers. They were such damn fools, you know? They were the type of people to watch the rain through their windows and say “Don’t you just love the rain.” I, on the other hand, was the only one to watch it pour outside, take my shoes off and anxiously and bravely go dance madly in you. Christopher Poindexter
You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live your best life. You are not in competition with anyone else. Plan to outdo your past, not other people. – Think Grow Prosper
The best kind of lovers are the ones who arrive without a proper invitation – R.M. Drake
She is a vibrant soul, that hopes for a love that could live in the black and white pages of a book. A story that comes to life in the imaginations of dreamers just like her. – J. Iron Word
You went back for what, a lifetime of regretful memories for two minutes of pleasure? The comfort of familiarity? To be lonely within the presence of loneliness? To be the reason someone else loses him the same way you did? Or did you go back because you wanted a reminder of who you were before the things that gave you joy became the ones that hurt you the most? – Dru Anthony
There’s something they never tell you about being broken.After you fall, you begin to mend. And when you mend, though pieces may be permanently shattered and edges may be rough, your world could never be richer and your heart never more whole than when it sits in pieces, still pumping, still beating with love and grace. – Lexi Behrndt
Minimalism is a tool I use to get rid of unnecessary stuff and live a meaningful life—a life filled with happiness, freedom, and conscious awareness.- The Minimalists
If someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love. – Lana del Rey
When a man is unwilling to commit, it is not a woman’s job to change his mind – Writehiswrongs
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source – Anaïs Nin (@mindfulmft: Love doesn’t just die. It doesn’t just disappear. Loss of love is in the absence of our bids and efforts towards filling the “account” up over and over and over again. I’ve spoken about John Gottman’s work before, and have mentioned this concept of the emotional bank account. It’s where we make deposits and withdrawals that directly impact our emotional health. It’s not used in order to “keep score”, but rather to recognize what when we’re emotionally living in the red, it’s an indicator that we need some sort of deposit to lift us out of it. Successful couples are aware of this. Think about it in the way you do your actual bank account. When we’re withdrawing from it (which is entirely reasonable), er eventually hit a certain point where we have to make a deposit
the same way it begins, it ends, & when it is over, you realize how loving someone and forgetting them is the same. you realize how night can sometimes be day & how laughter can sometimes be tears. you realize so many things when someone is gone. you realize who you are and how much love you have given to those who do not deserve it, & to be honest, in the end, there is nothing worse to realize other than than. – R.M.Drake
When an illness is a part of your spiritual journey, no medical intervention can heal you until your spirit has begun to make the changes that the illness was designed to inspire. -Caroline Myss
What I went through, happened. Who I was, existed. I needed my past and I needed my mistakes to get me where I am now. – The Good Quote
How long they choose to love you will never be your decision. -Unknown
I wasn’t all there & she wasn’t all there either, but we both pretended to be. & in a strange way that was good enough for me. people are like that. they become attached to anything, at any time. music. art. love. money. sex. whatever it is, people always need something. something to distract them from the truth, from what hurts. something to distract them from being themselves. – r.m. drake
[narrating] “Maybe we’re not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.” MEREDITH-Grey’s Anatomy
One day, your heart will stop beating, and none of your fears will matter. What will matter is how you lived. -Henri Junttila
And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds; in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you. – The Chaos of Stars
Some say giving up is failure but I say sometimes it’s a release to stop reaching for something you don’t need and find what brings you peace. – L.H.
Sometimes, soulmates may meet, stay together until a task or life lesson is completed, and then move on. This is not a tragedy, only a matter of learning. – Brian L. Weiss
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
Meditation is not about the result. It is about the intention and the attitude of mind. Get this right and the result will take care of itself. -headspace.com
and it is sad how people come & go. it is almost too beautiful to bare, the way people gently come into our lives to leave just as softly. but that’s life, right? we make memories with other people to remember them once they’re gone. we exchange experiences and expect to learn something valuable in-between. the same way we have to learn to let go and the same way we have to learn how to embrace change as it comes. and that’s what makes this life beautiful, for it is the coming and the going what makes us who we are. – r.m. drake
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far then you ever dreamed yourself to be. -Mindsetofgreatness
Forgiveness is the talent we forget to practice, it takes a hell of a lot more to let go, than to hold on with nails dug in; weren’t we built to fight? Step lightly with the mistakes and grievances against us, we know not their origin,, we know not the weight those shoulders carried. The broken cannot help themselves from the breaking, but we too could be pieces. – Tyler Knott Gregson
The most courageous thing you will do in your life is trusting someone enough to let them love you.-Steven Aitchison
“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” -Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray, Love
Today * I am going to let my burdens go. I am going to face this day and have faith that everything will get better.
Closure becomes easier once you start to understand that was just a chapter of your life, not the whole story. #MoreToBeWritten
As far as I can see, grief will never truly end. It may become softer over time, more gentle, and some days will feel sharp. But grief will last as long as love does-forever. It’s simply the way the absence of your loved one manifests in your heart. A deep longing, accompanied by the deepest love. Some days, the heavy fog may return, and the next day, it may recede, once again. It’s all an ebb and flow, a constant dance of sorrow and joy, pain and sweet love. -Scribbles & Crumbs
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
Love and forgiveness cannot be separated. To truly love, you must forgive. To truly forgive, you must love. Forgive and move forward to a life of true love. “When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.” ― Sara Zarr
“First spouses, I have learned, don’t ever really go away–even if you aren’t speaking to them anymore. They are phantoms who dwell in the corners of our new love stories, never entirely vanishing from sight, materializing in our minds whenever they please, offering up unwelcome comments or bits of painfully accurate criticism.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
“To let go isn’t to forget, not to think about, or ignore. It doesn’t leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret. Letting go isn’t about winning or losing. It’s not about pride and it’s not about how you appear, and it’s not obsessing or dwelling on the past. Letting go isn’t blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts, and doesn’t leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness. It’s not about giving in or giving up. Letting go isn’t about loss and it’s not about defeat. To let go is to cherish the memories, to overcome and move on. Letting go is learning and experiencing and growing. To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow. It’s about all that you have, all that you had, and all that you will soon gain. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving.” Love Life Quotes © 2013 I Love Life Quotes
“It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.” — Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
“When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.” ― Gerald G. Jampolsky
“We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything. In his eyes, there was no trace of what had happened between us earlier and I could feel something inside me break. So that was that. We were finally, finally over. I looked at him, and I felt so sad, because this thought occurred to me: ‘I will never look at you the same way again. I’ll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.’ I couldn’t even be mad at him, because this was who he was. This was who he’d always been. He’d never lied about that. He gave and then he took away. I felt it in the pit of my stomach, the familiar ache, that lost, regretful feeling only he could give me. I never wanted to feel it again. Never, ever. Maybe this was why I came, so I could really know. So I could say good-bye. I looked at him, and I thought, ‘If I was very brave or very honest, I would tell him.’ I would say it, so he would know it and I would know it, and I could never take it back. But I wasn’t that brave or honest, so all I did was look at him. And I think he knew anyway. ‘I release you. I evict you from my heart. Because if I don’t do it now, I never will.’ I was the one to look away first.” ― Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You
I’ve learned that one of the biggest mistake in life is holding on to something that was lost a long time ago.
Sometimes the littlest thing in life changes something forever and there will be times when you wish you can go back to how things used to be but you just can’t because things have changed so much.
Cherish your yesterdays and dream your tomorrows, but most importantly, don’t forget to live your today’s.
I guess, if anything, it’s about taking chances, even when you think you’re all out of chances. It’s about giving forgiveness and unconditional love, even when it seems like you should only do the opposite. It’s about trusting that God puts people in your life at certain moments so that you can capitalize the opportunity. It’s all about the possibility. It’s all about what you do with those possibilities. Life is short, but it moves so fast. Hang on and enjoy the ride. And when someone comes along with whom you enjoy spending the ride with, hold on tight.
The mind may have forgotten, but the body remembers everything -in the melody of a song, in a rip of a dress, in a taste stuck at the tip of your tongue, in the freckled constellation splattered across your light skin, in a look not meant to be a look, in the movement of their hips against yours, in a graze between nervous hands, in the loud beat of your beating heart. In one moment, the body remembers everything so vividly, so wildly, as if it were experiencing it the first time & the last time combined – an explosion of sorts that will never seem to leave with time. These things have become pieces of us, that have found a way to stay forever, as much as we deny it ever happened. But the reality is that it was never a figment – in fact, it was our realest dream somehow brought to life.
* I like him, but I loved you. I was so in love with you. I let you go because I had to. Because it hurt too much. I needed to be able to look at you and still see this great guy that was trustworthy and understanding. I needed to look at you and see my best friend, not just another boy who let me down. I moved on, yes, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten. And that doesn’t mean I won’t be here anymore if you ever want to come back.
“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love “Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.” ― Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You “We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it’s easier. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found.” ― Cecelia Ahern, Thanks For The Memories “Because love, love is never finished. It circles and circles, the memories out of order and not always complete.” ― Sara Zarr, Sweethearts “Forgetting isn’t enough. You can paddle away from the memories and think they are gone. But they will keep floating back, again and again and agian. They circle you, like sharks. Until, unless, something, someone? Can do more than just cover the wound. ” ― Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl the past only had whatever power you gave it; life was what you made it and if you wanted something different from what you had, it was up to you to make it happen.” ― Sara Zarr, Sweethearts “Sometimes rescue comes to you. It just shows up, and you do nothing. Maybe you deserve it, maybe you don’t. But be ready, when it comes, to decide if you will take the outstretched hand and let it pull you ashore.” ― Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl “Other memories stick, no matter how much you wish they wouldn’t. They’re like a song you hate but can’t ever get completely out of your head, and this song becomes the background noise of your entire life, snippets of lyrics and lines of music floating up and then receding, a crazy kind of tide that never stops.” ― Sara Zarr, Sweethearts “It came down to the smallest things, really, that a person could do to say I’m sorry, to say it’s okay, to say I forgive you. The tiniest of declarations that built, one on top of the other, until there was something solid beneath your feet. And then… and then. Who knew?” ― Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl Grief for Lost Love