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).

Fear is a dark room where negatives are developed.
Schools impart norms of who they should be & who they should become.
You can’t be a spectator in life. U have to be a participant ~Bruce Jenner
I do not record the world exactly as it comes to me but transform it by making it pass through a prism of fabulous stories I have collected on my way… Stories are like vessels I use to interpret the world to myself ~Pat Conroy
…without examination, certain options are foreclosed as impossible. If u don’t examine a life, you don’t know the options that there are… an unexamined life has fewer options, fewer possibilities because it fails to evaluate itself in terms of the alternative possibilities… an unexamined life is a limited life… the unexamined life will never know if it’s worth living

The best advice I’d ever gotten: You shouldn’t be in a relationship with anyone whom you don’t want to marry for it’s a waste of time and takes you off the market.

Don’t worry about relationships.

Build friendships…your young life shouldn’t be spent trying to fall in love or even having to worry about your partner.

Your life right now should be filled with spending time on finding yourself and building friendships.

…a hashtag is not a movement. A hash tag doesn’t make you Dr King… Shonda Rhimes, Darthmouth commencement speech 
College is awesome… the moment you get out of college, you think all doors will open for you… what really happens is to the rest of the world, you are now at the bottom of the heap. Maybe you’re an intern, possibly a low-paid assistant…I felt lost… Shonda Rhimes, Darthmouth commencement speech 
There are some people that your mind drifts off to.
Maybe because those were the happiest moments of your life despite all the BS.
But you realize that the good, rare moments are short-lived & it’s better to keep it that way.
At least when you look back, you smile instead of frown.
~Nikki Leynes, #NoRegrets
The only comparison a truly confident person makes is to the person she was yesterday-and to the person she hopes to someday become. ~Jeff Haden