By Lydia Dishman: You’ve been misquoting these inspiring phrases your whole life Do all those inspirational quotes we see for #MotivationMonday or #WidsomWednesday really exist? And were they really said by the people we are so quick to believe said them? Yes and no.
Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke,
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
T. E. Lawrence
I read lying about in my apartment, on the train, while eating out alone—there are so many places perfect for slipping into another world.
Throughout history, people have never before expected to be as comfortable as people do today.
“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”
“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
“Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right.”
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.
The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.
I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
writer and educator
You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You can’t afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit.
Sometimes you feel you have the truth of a moment in your hand, then it slips through your fingers and is lost.
dramatist and director
You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay
“I will keep constant watch over myself and – most usefully – will put each day up for review… Let us balance life’s books each day.”
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul and you answer.
One of the fasts ways to move through your pain is to get a grip on reality.
Some women want the diamond watch, others value the time. what do you value?
I can do this, I thought. And even if I can’t, I have to.
The finest souls are those who gulped pain and avoided making others taste it.