10 Quotes to Inspire

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I picked the ten books closest to my reach at this moment, and found something awesome in each one. Pay close attention to what lives near you, for these things certainly affect your outlook and your life.


“What is keeping you from feeling the rapture? I can assure you, you won’t find the answer in a lighted room. What stands between you and a full-bodied life can be found only in the shadows. What wants to live in you may be waiting—as it was for me—at the end of a long loneliness.” — Elizabeth Lesser, “Broken Open”

“A voice said to him,—Why do you stay here and live this mean moiling life, when a glorious existence is possible for you? Those same stars twinkle over other fields than these.” — Henry David Thoreau, “Walden and Selected Essays”

“There are thousands of channels in our consciousness; it’s up to us to choose the channel.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, “Moments of Mindfulness”

“Yeah, we lose friends. But we find friends too, in places we never thought to look. And they’re better friends, truer friends. And we’re better and truer to them.” — Steven Pressfield, “The War of Art”

“The universe can give us only what we give ourselves. If we are unwilling to make the effort, to show up completely, to give our all, it is impossible for the world around us to give us what we want.” — Debbie Ford, “The Best Year of Your Life” 

“I think only one thing about life; it is certainly original. That’s about all I know about it.” — Toni Morrison, “Conversations”

“Lives are changed by do’s, not don’ts.” — Dr. George Sheehan, “Running and Being”

“Strong is earned. You handle one hard thing after another. That’s how you get strong.” — Lisbeth Darsh, “Live Like That”

“The antidote to what is fundamentally wrong is the cultivation of what is fundamentally right.” — Marianne Williamson, “Illuminata”

“Finally, never give up on yourself. Then you will never give up on others.” — Pema Chodron, “When Things Fall Apart”




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