Nano Poblano 2015

You Can Do This

This is more for me than you all. Hope you enjoy these quotes.

You can do it!

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”–Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” –Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”–John Lennon

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”–A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”–Eleanor Roosevelt

“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”–Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”–Thomas A. Edison

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”–Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”— Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” –William W. Purkey

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”–Oscar Wilde

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”–Martin Luther King Jr.

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.”–Emily Dickinson

“His immense self-pity, his demand for sympathy poured and spread itself in pools at their feet, and all she did, miserable sinner that she was, was to draw her skirts a little closer round her ankles, lest she should get wet.”–Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”–Roman Payne

“Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!”–Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”–Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”–Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”–Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”–Nora Ephron

~Quixie

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