Sayings I Love

Words comfort me and I find meaning in them that helps me define and see my world. I hope you guys will get as much out of these sayings as well! (Disclaimer: some of these sayings & photos are from fellow tumblr bloggers).

What’s not real are the things that you can’t take with you [when you die] ~Pharrell
The way things look and the way things are are very different ~The Giver
When the cat can’t reach the meat, the cat thinks that the meat is gross. ~Turkish saying 
The divergent in my life reminds me that people are very diverse and that I tend to generalize and oversimplify basing information on what I know from my own experience. We shouldn’t categorize people and judge them because only they know what makes them happy and what works for them. In a society where labels are often deemed necessary to help us understand each other, it’s refreshing to meet people who are not part of the norm and who refuse to be told what they should believe in (aka succumb to what society subscribes to). I’m lucky to know some people who do not conform to the majority’s way of thinking. Even if he confuses me and I may not particularly agree with his lifestyle, it makes me realize that I don’t know everything and that I should be more open to different point of views even if they don’t necessarily reflect my own. ~Nikki Leynes

Write to be understood, speak to be heard and read to grow

~Lawrence Clark Powell

Better be hurt by the truth than a lie ~Khaled Hosseini
Successful bright people rarely experience failure, and so they don’t learn how to learn from that failure ~Laszlo Bock
Without humility, you are unable to learn ~Laszlo Bock
Ignorance can be fixed. Stupid is forever ~Christley 
I’m afraid and doubtful sometimes of what’s to come, but it doesn’t stop me from taking risks. I’d rather be uncomfortable, fearful and clueless now and reap the benefits of taking risks later, than always wishing and later on regretting. One thing I’ve learned about myself is I stopped listening to fear and I stopped wishing because I’m just gonna go out there and do it no matter what. I’ve always rebuilt from scratch time & time again & I know it’s possible. I’d rather be the person who is doing what I want rather than wishing I was doing something else with my life. Life is too short to be unhappy. ~Nikki Leynes