Take a Break – Quotes to Stretch Your Mind

I’m a quote fiend. I might even go as far as to say I’m obsessed with great quotes. Post-it notes with sloppily scrawled one-liners litter my dorm room. I’m the nerd who has to have a piece of paper and a pen near her when she reads or watches TV. Someone says or writes something thought-provoking, you can guarantee I’m jotting it down. Because this collection is overwhelming my cardboard box of a room and I’m probably going to be tossing them out soon, I figured I’d share some of the best. Enjoy!

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is far worse than the suffering itself, and no heart has ever suffered when it’s gone in search of its dreams.” – from The Alchemist byPaulo Coelho

“The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don’t be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.” – from Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – from Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

“We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result.” – Edward R. Murrow

“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts.” – Guy Pearce in Memento

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.” – Audrey Hepburn

3 thoughts on “Take a Break – Quotes to Stretch Your Mind

  1. wow…finally, I found someone who gets inspired with others and is not ashamed to shout such addiction with people’s ideas. I’m so, so, so like you. Sometimes, I ask myself, why did that person ever thought about that and I did not? LOL. Or, he is lucky to say that before I did.
    “All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time”…adore this much.
    thank you.

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