A collection of some of my favorite lines, quotes, poems, excerpts, lyrics, phrases and words.
I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.
Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.
As for my girls, I'll raise them to think they breathe fire.
There is no statue of limitations on starting over. Re-invent yourself every day. Be the girl who walks barefoot and listens to the blues. Tomorrow, wear a trench coat and speak fierce truths. Be a phoenix. Be ashes, Burn down. Resurrect. Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.
Expectation is the root of all heartache.
If you love home – and even if you don't – there is nothing quite as cozy, as comfortable, as delightful, as that first week back. That week, even the things that would irritate you – the alarm waahing from some car at three in the morning; the pigeons who come to clutter and cluck on the windowsill behind your bed when you're trying to sleep in – seem instead reminders of your own permanence, of how life, your life, will always graciously allow you to step back inside of it, no matter how far you have gone away from it or how long you have left it.
No doubt the universe is unfolding itself. Be at pease with yourself, you are as important as the stars.
Oh sweetie, I promised myself this type of lifestyle a long time ago.
Love loves to love, love.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
You tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful. I was not made with a lightness on my tongue so I could be easy to swallow. I was made heavy, difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow.
I don't deserve her, she's just a little too perfect, she's just a little too worth it. I don't deserve her at all, no not at all. I only text her man, I never call.
You shouldn't fall asleep on your heat. It'll go numb.
I don't pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times, and begun again in the morning.
Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.
You gotta find that place that brings out the human in you, the soul in you, the love in you.
The restless hearts of the world trying to find they're way home.
People want to hear songs with words they're afraid to say.
You were like coming up for fresh air. It was like I was drowning and you saved me.
Overprotective mother, forbidden road trip. I mean, this is serious stuff. But let me ease your conscience. This is part of growing up. A little rebellion, a little adventure, that’s good. Healthy, even.
I got time. If my time is spent waiting on you. Then I've got time and I'm never going anywhere. As long as you love me then I got time and I'm gonna be waiting on you. Then I got time and I'm never going anywhere.
Darling, in the end you gotta be your own hero. Because everyone is too busy trying to save themselves.
This little world we're living in is mighty hard to beat. We get a thorn with every rose but ain't those roses sweet.
I was an artist and I was in the studio, so whatever I was doing in the studio must be art.
If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.
Don't get so caught up making a living, that you forget to live.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow.
I want to be with someone who dreams of doing everything in life, and nothing on a rainy Sunday.
No amount of anxiety can change the future.
What would you do if every door was open, if daydreaming was your day job, if nothing could get in your way? You'd live stories worth telling. You'd create, make mistakes, construct, dance, paint, give a damn. You'd own your power. Why wait? Shine your light, believe in magic, move and be moved, because this place is powered by you.
May you live in interesting times. May you get what you wish for.
The sunrise doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. We don't read or write poetry because it's cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering. These are all noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love. There are what we stay alive for.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.
I will leave such an imprint on your heart that anyone you entertain after me will have to know me to understand you.
Promise me that you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget how much you have always loved to swim.
And just when you've got the lay of the land, the ground underneath you shifts and knocks you off your feet.
Be soft. Don't let the world make you hard. Don't let pain make you hate. Don't let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
I can tell you're not yourself lately and I hope that wherever you've gone, you feel free.
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
I sometimes wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
If you're not scared, you're not taking a chance, if you're not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing.
Except when you don't, because sometime you won't. I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win. Cause you'll play against you.
It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.
I hope your life is full of red eye flights to far away places, tight embraces with long distance friends, tearful laughter, midnight fast food & blurry photographs.
He's nothing to write home about.
Do you ever smell an old perfume, or hear an old song, or pass an old hangout spot and kinda break inside for a second.
Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look forward to another land. There is no other land. There is no other life but this.
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed, is you.
I was always moving before I met you. Moving in circles, going nowhere. It's nice to be still and still be going somewhere.
One if the nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention entirely to eating.
I wish for the same thing I've hoped for since the beginning. I wish for a life so brave, so unpredictable, so full of unexpected joys and unforgettable love that no box could possibly contain all my memories.
There is no statue of limitations on starting over. Re-invent yourself everyday. Be the girl who walks barefoot and listens to blues. Tomorrow, wear a trench coat and speak fierce truths. Be ashes, burn down. Resurrect. Let go of the idea that you must always be who you have always been.
Having a dream is hard, but living it is harder.
She wore a smile like a loaded gun.
Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they've given us.
Do something that recalibrate your perspective. We have never had it better. Grow up, stop being afraid and discover something new.
Nothing ever happens the way you imagine. But then again nothing will ever happen if you don't imagine. Imagination isn't perfect.
It was Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty band t-shirt you look so good in. You had just washed your hair and you smelled like flowers. Then you leaned in and kissed me, quick, soft, kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives. - the last time we kissed
I want to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world and twice to see they way you see the world.
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?
Life is tough my darling, but so are you.
You're never as broken as you think you are. Sure you have a couple of scars, and a couple of bad memories, but then all heros do.
You are too alive to feel anything less than human.
Make a plan, set a goal, work toward it. But every now and then look around, drink it in. Cause this is it, and it might all be gone tomorrow.
A man in love is no simple thing.
You've got too much soul to be with someone who has never been passionate.
Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.
Don't wander away from yourself to get close to someone else.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
There is a loneliness so great in this world. People so tired and mutilated either by love or no love. The terror of a person, aching in one place, alone, untouched, unspoken to, watering a plant.
Those who seem heartless once cared too much.
The world breaks everyone. The good, the gentle, the brave. And if it doesn't break you, it kills you. But there's no shame in being broken. You just gotta pick up the pieces and start again.
All that pain, misery and loneliness and it just made him kind.
You teach her to confuse anger with kindness till she grows up to trust men who hurt he cause look so much like you.
We are so much better than what they want us to be.
You will meet broken people, hateful people and people who have lost the sight of their glory. Show them how some us still care. Never give up on them, for to give up on them is to destroy a reflection of ourselves.
May you do the thing you want to. And remember what it felt like when you where doing them.
Eventually you'll end up where you need to be, with who you're meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing. Take comfort in that.
Suddenly you're 21 and you're singing along in the car to songs that you listened to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good.
Disclaimer: These are NOT my lines, quotes, poems, excerpts, lyrics, phrases or words. If you'd like to know the author of a specific quote, please reach out and I'd be happy to let you know.
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