Category Archives: Quotes

I love quotable quotes! I’ve always liked to collect every sort of empowering, inspiring, funny, and kick ass quote I’ve come across. Nerdy, I know, but hey it’s definitely helped me a lot in life.

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

A good friend reminded me of this the other day.  Life isn’t about finding a magical “cure all” tablet for happiness, success or whatever’s supposed to happen next.  It’s more of a process of learning and developing our inner truths.  It really is ok to cry, it’s ok to ask questions and it’s definitely ok look for more. After all, when we are weak, then we are strong….and it is in these moments of discomfort that we discover our stronger selves.

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Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are all, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient or being on the way to something unknown, something new, and yet it is the law of all progress that is made by passing through some stages of instability – and that it may take a very long time.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ

When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life? Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long. Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO.

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you- it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you… Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Anthony Bourdain

je ne sais quoi

This phrase may be used often, but it can also mean so much. A quick web search says it’s “a quality or attribute that is difficult to express” or “intangible quality that makes something (or someone) distinctive or attractive.”  Everything about this phrase has kept me intrigued.

It’s a feeling that makes your gut feel good.  Somehow common occurrences or even uncomfortable situations feel….what’s the word? Amusing. Safe. Comfortable. Scintillating.

It’s what makes someone stand out.  That unique natural spark that makes their presence so striking.  Unintentionally and unknowingly, they presence is just so…………simply elegant.  They can be wearing the shabbiest of outfits, but still look royally attractive.  They can be dressed up and it would seem as if their outfit was specifically tailored for them.

It’s that magnetic quality that no matter how much force or how many times we try to go against it, we somehow keep getting back into that distinctive yet fascinating feeling.

Amusing isn’t it?  I’ve definitely been noticing it a lot more lately and am running out of words to make it real.

Je ne sais quoi…..that’s what makes magic happen (or at least I hope it does *wink).

To get through it, you have to face it.

there are no limits

“…if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level”
-Bruce Lee

There is no reason not to follow your heart

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool that I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
-Steve Jobs

fall in love with less

Stop buying the unnecessary.
Toss half your stuff, learn contentedness.
Reduce half again.
List 4 essential things in your life, do these first,
stop doing the non-essential.
Clear distractions, focus on each moment.
Let go of attachment to doing, having more.

Fall in love with less.

life is art