Favourite Quotes

Things to Remember if I am ever confused:

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones.” – Franz Kafka

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” – Margaret Thatcher

“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi

“Never go in search of love, go in search of life, and life will find you the love you seek.” – Atticus

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” – Bethany Hamilton

“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.” – Malala Yousefzai

“Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought.” – Lord Acton

“You can get to world class, you can make excuses, you can’t do both.” – Robin Sharma

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“History was not made by those who did nothing.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t complain about the snow in your neighbour’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.” – Confucius

“There is nothing so stable as change.” – Bob Dylan

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ uttered merely to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“How vain it is to write when you have not stood up to live.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


If you want more after reading all of this, here’s a bonus:


“All my life I had this inclination to yield only to gentleness and reason – and to resist all pressure.” – Catherine the Great

(Her maiden name was Sophia.)