22 Inspiring Quotes For When You Just Need An Extra Boost

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”

— Ellen DeGeneres

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”

— William Blake

“It can feel like you will never be enough and, in many ways, you’re right. You won’t ever be enough if your enoughness lies in the hands of others. But, if you let yourself be enough now, in this moment, and you stop needing other people to affirm you, then you are free.”

— Jamie Varon

“Uniqueness is wasted on youth. Like fine wine or a solid flossing habit, you’ll be grateful for it when you’re older.”

— Sloane Crosley

“I am never gonna give you anything you expect.
You think I’m like the others.
Boy, you need to get your eyes checked.”

— Marina and The Diamonds

“The best stories are often true…The narrative of human life is most beautiful when told truthfully and without boundaries.”

— Shonda Rhimes

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.”

— Simone de Beauvoir

“This new city, so extravagantly ruthless and lonely did not take me in kindly. I am still learning how to survive with a blizzard in my chest.
Strong winds that built even stronger lungs, I have learned to inhale ice
and somehow not die.
Tell me, is that not extraordinary? I am such a summer thing. Yet I have remained. I have lived to see the sun again
I left to find a home
outside of what felt comfortable to me
and I found that home in me
like a season I had never seen
I was not lost. Or running.
I just needed to relocate my being.
Just needed to fly without fear, trust my heart’s navigation
this beating compass has never failed me.
I am here.
Right where I need to be.
I am so

— Aman Batra

“Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.”

— Bob Dylan

“Let’s make something happen to this world.”

— Marina Keegan

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.”

— Warsan Shire

“You are on the floor crying,
and you have been on the floor crying
for days.

And that is you being brave.
That is you getting through it
as best you know how.
No one else can decide
What your tough looks like.”

— Clementine von Radics

“The best way out is always through.”

— Robert Frost

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

— Rumi

“I believe when we love someone, we respect them, and we listen to them; we feel that their voice matters. And — and we let them dictate the terms of who they are and what their story is.”

— Laverne Cox

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

— Oscar Wilde

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”

— Juliette Lewis

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.”

— Kendrick Lamar

“Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.”

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