Quotes To Live By

Thursday 28 June 2018

Happy Wednesday! Do you need some positivity today? I do. 

I love quotes. The ones that stick in your head and make you think long and hard about it applies to your life are the best. Quotes are almost like little nuggets of advice. They are worded perfectly 

'If you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine' - Unknown

My favourite quote ever. I would happily have this tattooed on my skin forever (and I still might). Being positive and spreading that out for other people is one of the most important things. The only thing you have to remember when living by this quote is that you can't always be the sunshine. Sometimes you have to take a break and remember who is still there when you do. 

'Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done' - Rudy Franciso

Yes, quotes about self-love are so important. When you read a quote like this you should be able to feel it in your soul. The feeling of 'yes, today will be different, I will love myself more. I deserve better'. That's what makes a good quote, a quote to live by. 

'I am an open book, I am just difficult to read' - K.T

Not everyone deserves a piece of you, it's just a matter of working out who those people are. I love this quote because I think the concept of a book is a perfect way to describe to a person. Everyone has their own story and how they got to where they are today. The idea of 'being difficult to read' defines how complex someone's personality is. I would happily have this quote tattooed on my body. 

'I will tell you what she was like, she was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off' - Angela Carter 

I love this quote by Angela Carter. She is one of my most favourite authors and any quote from her is as genius as her writing. If you ever want a quote which means so much more than the words on the page than Angela Carter is the woman for you. 

'Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow' - Van Gogh

Van Gogh has always been one of my favourite artists alongside other great names such as Andy Warhol. I feel as if a quote is still as relevant now as it was when Van Gogh was alive, then it must be good advice to live by. Especially as it's from a mind as great as Van Gogh's.  Normality is something people fight everyday, the idea of 'not wanting to be the same' as anyone else. I feel like this quote sparks creativity. Yes, the idea of following a crowd and remaining 'safe' within life decisions is as an appealing concept. But I feel like this quote sparks the idea of 'what can I change in my life to make it less comfortable but more exciting'.

I hope this helps at least one person today. Quotes aren't just something you share on Facebook or Tumblr when you need some encouragement. They are little words of advice that have been passed down to this current day. Keep going. You've got this.

What song I was listening to whilst I wrote this: Respect - Aretha Franklin

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