27 Quotes Everyone Should Hear In 2018

27 Quotes Everyone Should Hear In 2018

10. Sometimes there are no words.

Everyday, I see so many hateful comments on social media. It saddens me to think that this is what our society has come to, tearing down one another one cyber message at a time. If you're having a rough time, I encourage you to finish reading this article. I've come up with some inspiring quotes I've heard throughout my life that will really get you thinking, as well as becoming positive.

1. I am the author of my own story. However, I am writing in pen and cannot erase my mistakes.

2. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow.

3. People come up to me and ask, "Why are you so weird?" I never know what to say. But then I realize why do people want me to be like this, when I can be like ThIsSsSs?

4. It's the things we love the most that destroy us.

5. Why am I afraid of tomorrow when today is so perfect?

6. I was born without you, so guess what? I can live without you.

7. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

8. If nothing saves us from death, at least love saves us from life.

9. It's when we have the most to say that we can't speak.

10. Sometimes there are no words.

11. Every goodbye brings a new hello.

12. In three words, I can sum up what I know about life: it goes on.

13. Try not to take things personally; what people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.

14. Find a place where there's joy inside, and the joy will burn out the pain.

15. I will never accept defeat.

16. Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting go.

17. Every ending is a new beginning. We just don't know it.

18. I'm not invisible just because you ignore me.

19. Replace fear with aspiration. Now climb.

20. People who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt those who are doing it.

21. Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.

22. Beauty starts in your head, not your mirror.

23. In life, be a warrior, not a worrier.

24. When it rains, look for rainbows. When it is dark, look for stars.

25. If it makes you happy, no one else's opinion should matter.

26. You are somebody's reason to smile.

27. NOTICE: You are hereby allowed to be happy, to love yourself, to realize your worth, to believe in great things, and to be treated with love and respect.

Never let people get you down. It's hard, believe me, I know, but you'll be so much happier.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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Don't Forget About Self-Love

It's been a long winter, don't forget to put yourself first.


For most people, spring break still isn't for another few weeks and let's be honest - it's very needed at this point. January felt like five months just by itself and it feels like winter has been going on for years. So amidst midterms, jobs, events, and everything else going on remember that sometimes you need to put yourself first.

It doesn't help anyone for you to be constantly busy and beating yourself up when one thing goes wrong. This especially doesn't help you. Everyone is feeling pressure from something, and no one is going to blame you for using some of your free time to get yourself back on track. You're much more useful when you're cup is full than when you're completely drained from trying to do everything at all times.

In college, we learn to be people-pleasers whether we want to or not. You want to impress your professor, your boss, and even your friends. You want everyone to think that you are having the most amazing time at all times. Sometimes a lot of negative feelings come up when you can't be doing something for everyone and then you feel liked you've failed.

This pressure is especially true for graduating seniors. We're all so focused on what's next and how we can maximize all our time left that we forget to take care of ourselves. We take on every project we can to prove we can do it. We try to hang out with everyone we know because we may never see them again after graduation. We constantly worry that we're just running out of time to do everything. Sometimes we forget that if we burn ourselves out now, we're not going to be able to do much later.

While the solution isn't to just give up and become a hermit, we need to realize that sometimes the best thing to do is to take a step back. If you have thirty different projects going on ask for help on some of them. Collaborating is much easier than drowning in endless work. If you have free time and you've been busy all week take a night off instead of committing to seeing every friend you have. Self-breaks are sometimes the best breaks.

In the end, remember that you're not alone by any means when it comes to anything you're feeling and sometimes it just takes getting away to get better.

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