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Favorite Quotes

 

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

~Harper Lee

 

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

A kindness is never wasted

~Aesop

 

I long to be out in the sun with no work to be done.

~Irving Berlin

 

What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.

~Pablo Picasso

 

Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.

~Aldous Huxley

 

With great power…comes great need to take a nap.

~Rick Riordan

 

Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.

~Samuel Butler

 

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

~George Bernard Shaw

 

Things don't have to change the world to be important.

~Steve Jobs

 

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

~Toni Morrison

 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

~Vince Lombardi

 

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.

~Gelett Burgess

 

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

~Peter Ustinov

 

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

~Gloria Pitzer

 

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

~Henry Ford

 

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor.

~Charles Dickens

 

Well done is better than well said.

~Benjamin Franklin

 

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

~Mahatma Gandhi

 

I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.

~Emma Stone

 

If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care what other people think.

~Kristin Wiig

 

A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.

~Julie Andrews

 

My glass of wine and I are besties.

~Mila Kunis

 

If I was going to be a princess, I would be a warrior princess.

~Emma Watson

 

Nobody got anything great by playing it safe.

~Shonda Rhimes

 

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.

~Melinda Gates

 

Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

~Tina Fey

 

The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.

~ Diane Von Furstenberg

 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

~Thomas Edison

 

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today.

~Jerry Spinelli

 

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

~Charles Dickens 

 

This may sound pompous, but I prefer to die standing up than live on my knees.

~Stephanie Charbonnier

 

I feel the same way about clothes as I do food. I want everything.

~Mindy Kaling

 

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

~James Joyce

 

Don't suppress what makes you different – it will ultimately set you apart.

~Candace Nelson

 

If you can dance and be free and not embarrased you can rule the world.

~Amy Poehler

 

Real women are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave. 

~Daisy Ridley

 

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

~J.K. Rowling

 

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking don't settle. 

~Steve Jobs

 

Don't think. Get out of your head. Stop planning and just go.

~Amy Poehler

 

The world is full of wonerful things you haven't seen.

~J.K. Rowlings

 

Strong women get things done.

~Gabby Giffords

 

I am learning every day to allow the space where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

~Tracee Ellis Ross

 

There is some good in the world, and it is worth fighting for.

~J.R.R Tolkien

 

It always seems impossible until it's done.

~Nelson Mandela

 

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing. 

~Margaret Thatcher

 

Food is about memories. It's rich and messy and anarchic – much like life.

~Nigella Lawsom

 

You have to love you, and if you don't no one else will. And if you do love you, people will see that and they'll love you too.

~Serena Williams

 

You can't change the music of your soul. 

~Katharine Hepburn

 

Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyway.

~Cheryl Strayed

 

Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment.   Perfection is the enemy.

~Sheryl Sandberg

 

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.

~J.K. Rowling

 

Above all, be the herione of your life, not the victim.

~Nora Ephron

 

All serious daring starts from within.

~Eudora Welty

 

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil check. But that is not what I have found. I have found it is small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.

~J.R.R. Tolkien