Favorite Quotes

I love quotes, it can be a book, movie, speech, song, etc. It’s probably why I have several quote tattoos. I’m posting some here to share them. 



“It wasn’t easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. And love is worth everything.” Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

“Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly. Because with out ugly there would be no beauty. Because without beauty we wouldn’t survive our pain, our sorrow and our suffering.” Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan

“All scars tell a story” UnBeautifally by Madeline Sheehan

“Let’s say people were books. Everyone who comes into our lives is given a glimpse of a few of our pages. If they like us, we show them more pages. If we like them, we want them to see the unedited parts. Some people may make notes in the margins. Leave their marks upon us and our story. But ultimately, the words that are printed- that represents us as a person- don’t change without our permission.” Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven.

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” – Carl W. Buechner

“A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of the might and right.” -John Teller (Sons of Anarchy)

“Passion, friendship, love, loyalty, trust….if you found the right person…you really could have it all.” Reckless by S.C. Stephens 

“If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.” — Katharine Hepburn

“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here,
While these visions did appear;
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend.
If you pardon, we will mend.”
A Midsummers Night’s Dream (my favorite Shakespeare Play)

“I don’t need your opinion of me to be ok for me to be ok” Dave Ramsey 

“I do Big Steppin most of the time to remind me that sometimes in life you have to take big steps to make it. Small steps get you somewhere, but big steps will get you there faster. In a way we all big step in life or want to. Sometimes we just need to be reminded to do it. Everyday take a bigger step to make your goals happen and you will find the “Big Stepper” in you.” ~Aaron Goodwin

“If it looks good..you’ll see it
If it sounds good…you’ll hear it
But if it’s real…you’ll feel it”
Kid Rock

“Every failure, obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise. Success in many cases is a failure turned inside out. The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace “If I can, I hope, maybe” with “I can, I will, I must”. Mary Kay Ash

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale 

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Courage does not always roar. Courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”. ~ Mary Ann Radmacher

“I’m building a cathedral, but not for them, in them. The deepest satisfaction of my heart is found in the faith to work and build and love for a greater purpose than my own. It’s okay that they don’t know; it’s all right that they don’t see. God sees.” The Invisible Woman by Nicole Johnson

On Silver Wings by Anonymous 
“I have a premonition that soars on Silver Wings.
It’s a dream of your accomplishments
Of many wondrous things.
I do not know beneath which sky
Or where you’ll challenge fate.
I only know it will be high!
I only know it will be great!”

“Motivation has to come from within that part of your soul that truly wants change.” Bob Harper

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr

“During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom” Dr Sunwolf 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” -MICHELANGELO

“Self knowledge is the beginning of self improvement” Spanish Proverb 

“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” ~Gandhi

“People will hate you, rate you, shake you and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.” – Unknown

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal” Albert Pine

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”- Vince Lombardi

“You are never a loser until you quit trying.”- Mike Ditka

~Prayer At Time Of Adversity An Inuit Indian Prayer~
I think over again my small adventures.
My fears, Those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and reach.
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.

“We walked the narrow path, 
beneath the smoking skies.
Sometimes you can barely tell the difference 
between darkness and light.
Do you have faith 
in what we believe?
The truest test is when we cannot, 
when we cannot see.”
Jane Siberry “It can’t rain all the time” song

“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex.” — Alex Karras

“As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”- Carrie Bradshaw

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”
— Ann Landers

“Never make someone your priority when you’re merely their option.” 

“If you want to, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” 

“Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience; You are raising a human being” ~ Kittie Franz

“Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.” -Zig Ziglar

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”—Zig Ziglar

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily” — Zig Ziglar

“In mothering, if you do it right you work yourself out of a job.” ~ Karen Tyler

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” Anonymous

“When you have a rainbow deep down in your heart, your smile will shine bright. You know you’re a part of that colorful, magical, feeling you’ll find, when you have a rainbow inside.” ~ Author unkown

“Each day’s a gift and not a given right” – Nickelback

“Well behaved Women Rarely Make History” 

“Normal is a cycle on a washing machine, I have a child not a Maytag”

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters much.” -Jackie Kennedy

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see it is what you would have wanted had you known.” ~ Garrison Keillor

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” ~Phyllis Diller

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” — Honore de Balzac

“Do not crave to know the views of others, nor base your intent thereon. To think independently for yourself is a sign of fearlessness.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“Don’t ever let anyone change who you are… If they can’t accept you for who you are. They are not worth your time.”

“When I look at my heart I find scars of old conflicts, but I’m not ashamed of those scars because a scar by its very definition implies healing.” -T. Suzanne Eller

“A house does not rest upon the ground but upon a woman” Mexican proverb

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.” –
William James