48 Quotes To Get You Through Anything

48 Quotes To Get You Through Anything

Sometimes life sucks. Hopefully, these will help.

I've spent hours compiling quotes on Twitter, Pinterest, and dare I say ... even Tumblr for when I need a little bit of inspiration. Here are the best ones I've found.

1. "Stand up straight, and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight." --Maya Angelou

2. "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." --Romans 8:18

3. "Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light." --Madeline L'Engle

4. "Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." --Leonard Cohen

5. "There are far, far better things ahead than anything we've left behind." --C.S. Lewis

6. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." --Thomas Edison

7. "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - each day begin the task anew." --Saint Francis de Sales

8. "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." --Helen Keller

9. "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." --John Wooden

10. "If you're going through Hell, keep going." --Winston Churchill

11. "You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with dreams and ideals. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly." --Rumi

12. "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." --Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

13. "Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world." --C.S. Lewis

14. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." --George Eliot

15. "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." --F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. "Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." --Thomas Edison

17. "When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us." --Alexander Graham Bell

18. "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein

19. "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall." --Confucius

20. "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." --Richard L. Evans

21. "Believe you can, and you're halfway there." --Teddy Roosevelt

22. "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." --Martin Luther King

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

24. "It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever be dimmed." --Doe Zantamata

25. "I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me." --Dr. Suess

26. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." --Robert Frost

27. "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" --Mary Anne Radmacher

28. "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." --William James

29. "Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them," --Norman Vincent Peale

30. "The best way to get rid of pain is to feel pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you'll see there's a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself." --Deepak Chopra

31. "To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for awhile. You have to look bad before you can look really good." --Barbara DeAngelis

32. "I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders." --Jewish proverbs

33. "When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better." --Malcolm S. Forbes

34. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." --Abraham Lincoln

35. "The first step is you have to say that you can." --Will Smith

36. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." --Robert F. Kennedy

37. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." --Frederick Douglass

38. "Try again. Fail again. Fail better." --Samuel Beckett

39. "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt

40. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." --Eleanor Roosevelt

41. "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you've ever imagined." --Dr. Suess

42. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." --George Bernard Shaw

43. "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." --J.K. Rowling

44. "Why worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better." --Walt Disney

45. "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --Buddha

46. "We must meet the challenge rather than wish it was not before us." --William J. Brennan Jr.

47. "And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." --Haruki Murakami

48. "The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people." --Randy Pausch

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The Top 5 Most Adorable TV Characters

They Have Ruled Our Hearts, Gave us Tears of Joy, as well as Hysterical Fits of Laughter with their Charming Screen Presence

Well, they have ruled our hearts, gave us tears of joy and hysterical laughter with their wit and charm, so let's take a look at some of the most lovable TV characters.

1.) Stewie Griffin ("Family Guy"):

He's a baby, everybody loves babies, you might think that but it's not that simple. He's got the IQ of a rocket scientist, devilish designs, and his heartiest wish is to kill his mother, so he's nothing like a baby. He shares a beautiful bond with his dog which is heartwarming to watch. There are so many interesting angles to his personality which makes it worth it to root for him despite his primal instinct - kill his mother and world domination.

2.) Jake Harper ("Two and a Half Men"):

We have another kid, but he's completely from another dimension. This one can win a contest for the dumbest yet cutest kid. He was the half man from the title but had an equal share in making this show what it was - watchable. He was the butt of many jokes in the show due to his general lack of smarts, understanding of words, and self-confidence, as well as being oblivious to the fact he was being made fun of.

3.) Sheldon Cooper ("The Big Bang Theory"):

You have to give it to the 22-year-old theoretical physicist who played this character to perfection. He is freakishly genius and he knows it, but most importantly he doesn't mind letting others know even if its a cop, a judge, or his friends who suffer the most by his quirky mannerisms including his love for "his spot", details, and trains. His devotion to science is so deep that he is oblivious to social cues, women, and even sarcasm. Although these traits make him intolerable for his friends, strangers or even anyone who crosses paths with him, the same faults make him the reason to watch this show.

4.) Barney Stinson ("How I Met Your Mother"):

We have the man himself - Barney Stinson, the guy who eases "awesomeness" and "legendary" into his character and the show like butter onto bread. He's not just a man- he's a religion, he has his own set of rules, codes, costumes, and theories... about getting laid. He's a God to every loser who sees himself dominating/ pretending to be an Alpha male of society- the man that every girl desires to be with. He is immune to disease, fashion disasters, and even a bad photograph. He has crazy theories that he backs up with fake history tales lied to perfection. His concept of lie is something which defines how awesome he is- "A lie is just a great story ruined by truth."

5.) Joey Tribbiani ("F.R.I.E.N.D.S"):

It wouldn't serve justice to this listicle or to the word adorable if I didn't include Joey Tribbiani- the man who made " How you doin'?" what it is. He is the only person who can be dumb, cute, and funny all at the same time. He was the only character out of the six who had a smile on his face no matter what the situation was. He also senses the emotional needs of his friends and does everything possible to fulfill that need. He is the best character to be with when the chips are down, he can cheer up even Droopie. Joey is funny and he doesn't have to put in any effort to be just that. Maybe the fact that he owns an array of expressions which spill out humor and pour directly into our hearts, is the reason he doesn't have to try to be our favorite.

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Everything To Love About "Love, Simon"

"Everyone deserves a great love story."

Love, Simon, a film based on the book, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli came out on March 16th. Since then, it has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from movie goers. I went to see the movie last week and was extremely impressed. This movie is exactly what our society needs.

Years ago, the concept of being gay was a taboo and anything involving homosexuality carried a strong stigma. Many creative closeted individuals did not have the freedom to write stories or screenplays with queer characters. After members of the LGBT community became more normalized in society, we started to see the slow rise of films with characters reflecting different sexualities. I have watched multiple movies with queer characters, and ALL of the other ones I’ve seen have been tragedies.

While it is true that the process of coming out and living an authentic life can be difficult for queer people, it is not always tragic. Watching these movies makes people feel like non-heterosexual people cannot have happy endings. Imagine being a 14 year old kid in the closet and watching all these films that end with suicide, depression, or murder. It is easy to see why someone would not want to come out after being exposed to such horrific things. LGBT movies have also always been highly sexualized. Most of them center around the sexual relationships and lack substance. I feel like the writers think that the only appeal LGBT movies can have has to be sex.

The beauty in Love, Simon comes from the fact that none of the things I mentioned above were in the movie. Instead, it was hilarious, emotional and real. The story was raw and relatable for so many people. Simon was a normal high schooler, with best friends, a loving family, and homework to do. He did not fit the “gay” stereotype at all. His clothes were masculine, his voice was deep, and he didn’t love shopping. Simon was not the “Gay best friend” he was just the best friend. Simon was fortunate enough to have all these positive things in his life, which not everyone has. I think that this presentation of his life shows people that their coming out does not have to be tragic.

Simon’s coming out could not have been more realistic. He was outed to his school on an online platform, something that can happen easily in our technological age. He was very affected by this and knew he had to come clean to his family. His sister asked him if he wanted to deny it and he said he was tired of hiding.

His announcement shifted his family for a bit, something completely normal. Some movies have kids come out and show the parents instantly start a pride parade. This is usually not the case, especially when loved ones do not suspect anything. Love, Simon showed his parents trying to adjust to the news. They did not love him any less, but they needed some time to process the information, so that they could do their best for their son. There were days of silence in the family, but the silence was broken in memorable ways.

Simon’s talk with his mom had me in tears. His mom told him that for the past few years, she had felt like he was holding his breath, and tells him, “You can exhale now, Simon.” He could finally breathe and she was letting him know that she wants him to be happy and himself. His father apologized to him for making a lot of gay jokes before his coming out. He did not realize that his words may have been hurting his son, and he tears himself down for not realizing his son was gay. Simon tells him that he has nothing to be sorry about, because his coming out was something that could not be assumed.

Simon’s friends did not treat him any differently after his coming out, meaning that they did not give him any special treatment. They were upset with him for things, and worked it out later. His sexuality was not the issue.

At school, he was bullied by idiots, but he stood up for himself. I think that is something so important for the youth to see. Movies typically show gay kids cowering in a corner while being made fun of. Simon and the other out gay kid (a black character) in his school both stood up for themselves repeatedly, throwing out witty remarks and comments on occasion.

Simon’s online relationship with the other closeted kid in his school exemplified many relationships today. Kids will go online to search for people who they can relate to. With the touch of a button, they can connect with millions going through the same things they are. When Simon meets the person behind the screen, everyone is overjoyed.

The entire film was a masterpiece. Two LGBT characters were people of color. The rest of the cast was diverse as well. The movie did not feature an array of white people, like most movies do. Although there were many serious scenes that had me in tears, there was plenty of levity. The humor was current and made the entire theater laugh.

The representation for queer people in this movie is superb. Multiple members actually came out during the filming of this movie. If that doesn’t show you how positive and powerful this movie is, I don’t know what will. This movie is exactly what LGBT kids needed and I applaud the talented cast, the writers, and everyone else who had anything to do with the creation of this life changing movie.

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