Here’s a few quotes/lyrics that I have either found empowering or that have helped me in rough times. Most of these are from movies, songs, and books that I like. I’ll be adding more as I come across them.
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light.” -Albus Dumbledore, The Harry Potter Series
“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
– Marianne Williamson
“Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter” -Fighter, Christina Aguilera
“This too shall pass.”
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual”- East of Eden, John Steinbeck
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss
“Then you shall judge yourself,” the king answered. “that is the most difficult thing of all. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.” Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupery.
“I am beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can’t bring me down.
I am beautiful in every single way.
Yes, words can’t bring me down… Oh no.
So don’t you bring me down today.”-Beautiful, Christina Aguilera
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” -Les Miserables (musical)
“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”
“The past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.”- Rafiki, The Lion King
“Remember who you are.” -Mufasa, The Lion King
“You gotta put your past behind you.” Timon, The Lion King. Take a wild guess as to what my favorite movie is 🙂
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot
“And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.” -Let It Be, The Beatles
“You are not the mistakes you’ve made.”
“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” -A.A Milne
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” -William Shakespeare
“Everyone wants some magical solution for their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.” -The Mad Hatter
“Keep your chin up, someday there will be happiness again.” -Robin Hood (The Disney version)
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” -Steve Maraboli