Whether from a philosopher, poet or a song, words have a way of brightening the heart. Quotes can strike a touching chord within and inspire you to feel deep emotions and motivate you throughout your day.
You may know someone that pins positive quotes to their cubicle at work or has a vision board. It may seem a little hokey, but surrounding yourself with positive words empowers your own optimism.
Everyone Needs a Little Inspiration
Everyone needs a little positivity from time to time. Many people have small rituals that are soothing. You may heat up a pot of chamomile tea or grab your morning coffee. The mug warms your palms as you sip, watching the sun rise to begin your day.
Then, you hear a song on the radio that invokes nostalgia or a supportive quote that perfectly captures what you’ve been feeling for a week. It’s amazing how a few words can shift your perspective in an instance, especially if you only want a bit of reassurance or to feel validated.
Reading supportive quotes can help you find the words you need to pull through or jumpstart your day. Try these on for size:
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” -From “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath, poet and author
“The Best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched—they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller, author and lecturer
“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.” -Angelina Jolie, actress and director
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” -Robert Frost
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” -Audrey Hepburn
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, It’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you are.” -Frida Kahlo
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” -Joseph Campbell
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” -Dalai Lama
“Man is a universe within himself.” -Bob Marley
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” -Michael Jordan
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” –Taylor Swift
“We are complete as ourselves, and our flaws make us unique. Perfection is boring anyway.” -Priyanka Chopra
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas Alva Edison
“To have courage for whatever comes in life—everything lies in that.” -St. Teresa of Avila
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” -Albert Einstein
“The most important thing in life is self-love. You’ve gotta take care of yourself. You’ve got to take care of yourself, and you’ve gotta live from your deep heart.” -Shailene Woodley
“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” -Paulo Coelho
When you need a boost, it’s good to read supportive quotes as a source of inspiration. They contain seeds of motivation, empathy and validation, no matter what you are feeling or going through.
Collect quotes and keep them close to you, on your phone, on a bulletin board or in a safe space in your mind. Revisit them during breaks, while eating or before you sleep. Sometimes, quotes say things in a way that you can’t when you need to say something.
Do you have a favorite quote? Share it in the comments!
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