“Disasters happen all at once. Successes happen slowly and gradually and they are interrupted by disasters, but they continue despite them.” - Hank Green (x)
“I believe in Murphy’s Law, everything that can go wrong will go wrong but I also believe in anomalies, that everything that can go wrong will get better.” - Omar Holmon - Anatomy of a Prayer (x)
“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” - David Foster Wallace
“They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square.” - Willie Stargell
Hit life square.
When the world sucks, just dance.
(And the world always sucks, so always dance.)
“Kindness covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” - Roger Ebert
“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. Look a little closer. Stare a little longer because there’s something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit. You built a cast around your broken heart and signed it yourself. You signed it, ‘They were wrong.’” - Shane Koyczan
Phone a friend.
Its a lifeline for a reason.
“In the same way you don’t get good at a video game by playing it on easy mode, a tough life helped build me into a stronger person. See.. The universe never decides that you as an individual have had enough. It’s more that you decide you’ve had enough, either enough of being bullied or paying attention to it. I know every bullying story is different but that much I can say is true. So if you’re being bullied right now then stay strong and remember that IT doesn’t get better, YOU get better. I believe in you.” - TomSka (Thomas Ridgewell)
“I was a bed wetter into my teens and it was humiliating. And that was kind of like something I thought would be my greatest shame, you know. And then, I think the lesson of the movie is something that you think is your biggest downfall, something that you think you’re going to be ashamed of your whole life, if you let it, can be your superpower.” - Sarah Silverman on The Graham Norton Show about Wreck-It Ralph
“There are far, far better things ahead than we leave behind” - C.S. Lewis
“Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from.” - Jodie Foster
“Decisions are made by those who show up” - President Josiah Bartlet
“I think we are selfish as human beings and we should embrace this, not feel guilty about it. What it means to be selfish is you are fully in alignment with who you really are and after that, you could be quite useful in the world.”