tell it to me tuesday – favorite quotes

Words are powerful, in their ability to inspire as well as encapsulate our lives. I love books with beautiful lines and I love to collect my favorites. Here are some quotes I find inspiring, or that have been meaningful to me:

“None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings. We need other human beings in order to be human. I am because other people are.”
– Desmond Tutu

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”
–Pema Chodron

“I needed to experience despair…in order to experience grace.”
–Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears. In the end that’s all there is: love and its duty, sorrow and its truth. In the end that’s all we have – to hold on tight until the dawn.”
– Shantaram, David Gregory Roberts

“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.”
–Shantaram, David Gregory Roberts

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
–Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Are there any quotes that have been important to you?

I’m annoyed with Mr. Linky, so just post the address/link to your blog post in the comments section below. I’m pretty sure it should automatically create a link.

Next week’s challenge: Complete this phrase: “I’m worried that…”

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6 thoughts on “tell it to me tuesday – favorite quotes

  1. You're going to laugh, but expect nothing less from a guy who goes by the moniker of Badass Geek.

    "Do, or do not. There is no try." – Yoda

    • No laughing here, I have mad respect for the Yoda. I nearly put up one of my other favorite quotes: "Never trust a fart." – Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List. At least there is motivational drive in your quote! I'm not sure there's any motivational drive in "Never trust a fart" but it seems like sage advice anyway. :)

  2. I decided to scrap Mr. Linky. He was making my site SO SLOW. So I figured I'd just use the comments section. When you type in the address it automatically creates a link, so I think it should work just fine.