Just Some Quotes I Like

“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”- Carrie Fisher

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”- Eleventh Doctor “Vincent and the Doctor” 

“You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.”- Anne Lamott

“Expectations are resentments under construction.” -Anne Lamott

“What I say about being happy is that is am also happy. I’m happy among other things. Happy is one of the many feelings that I…will have throughout a day” – Carrie Fisher

“It was so clear to me/That it was almost invisible.” -Neko Case, Middle Cyclone

“Your honesty is your power.” – Dallas Clayton

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“You could make this place beautiful” -Maggie Smith

“The world is full of nice people; if you can’t find one, be one.” – Nishan Panwar

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end” – John Lennon (possibly)

“That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.” – Amy Poehler

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it.” – Amy Poehler

“Vulnerability is the key to happiness. Vulnerable people are powerful people. Opening your heart and sharing it means that you’re going to get so much love in your life. It’s the way to true connection and real purpose and meaning in your life.” – Amy Poehler

I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s OK: we’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?- Eleventh Doctor “The Big Bang”

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”-  Sylvia Plath

“But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn’t do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn’t in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”- Sylvia Plath

“Everybody’s got something. In the end, what choice does one really have but to understand that truth, to really take it in, and then shop for groceries, get a haircut, do one’s work; get on with the business of one’s life. That’s the hope, anyway.”- David Rakoff

“This brings up yet another, far more important misconception: that being comically generative and having a sense of humor are one and the same thing. The former is among the least important things in the world, while the latter is among the most. One is a handy social tool, the other an integral component of human survival. It bears repeating a third time: Not being funny doesn’t make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor does.”- David Rakoff

“How strange it is to be anything at all” -Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

“We are disclosing animals, wired for unburdening. It’s what we do as a species. When I am being told, I listen, mindful of the honor, remembering all the while that the shore would be mistaken to believe that the waves lap up against him because he is so beautiful.”- David Rakoff

“Should you happen to be possessed of a certain verbal acuity coupled with a relentless, hair-trigger humor and surface cheer spackling over a chronic melancholia and loneliness – a grotesquely caricatured version of your deepest self, which you trot out at the slightest provocation to endearing and glib comic effect, thus rendering you the kind of fellow who is beloved by all yet loved by none, all of it to distract, however fleetingly, from the cold and dead-faced truth that with each passing year you face the unavoidable certainty of a solitary future in which you will perish one day while vainly attempting the Heimlich maneuver on yourself over the back of a kitchen chair – then this confirmation that you have triumphed again and managed to gull yet another mark, except this time it was the one person you’d hoped might be immune to your ever-creakier, puddle-shallow, sideshow-barker variation on adorable, even though you’d been launching this campaign weekly with a single-minded concentration from day one – well, it conjures up feelings that are best described as mixed, to say the least.” – David Rakoff

“When shit brings you down, just say ‘fuck it’, and eat yourself some motherfucking candy.”  -David Sedaris

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”-  Anne Lamott

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamott

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott

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