Healing Quotes Teens 501-600

“Reading is a work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy.”
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~ E.B. White
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“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to love is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.”
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~ Roberto Bolano
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“I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart.”
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~ Gabrielle Zevin, The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry
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“As Jane Birkin put it when you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.”
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~ Belle Epoque
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“I love people who can prescribe a book for any ailment.”
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~ bookporn.tumlbr.com
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“It was also a room full of books and made of books. There was no actual furniture; this is to say, the desk and chairs were shaped out of books. It looked as though many of them were frequently referred to, because they lay open with other books used as bookmarks.”
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~ Terry Pratchett
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“People talk about books being an escape, but here… this one feels more like a lifeline.”
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~ Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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“When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it.”
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~ Julian Barnes
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“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
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~ P.G. Wodehouse
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“Reading novels is a deep and singular pleasure, a gripping and mysterious human activity that does not require any more moral or political justification than sex.”
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~ Phillip Roth
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“Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.”
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~ D.S., goodmove.tumblr.com
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“Sweet soul, you have done more than you give yourself credit for, you are far more beautiful than you make out, you have made your way past moments that could have destroyed you and your future shines brighter than you realize. Celebrate yourself this moment. The world is fortunate to have you.”
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~ S.C. Lourie
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“Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself.”
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~ Heidi Pickett
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“And I think, Don’t stop now. Don’t stop. Keep laughing.”
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~ Jo Knowles, Jumping Off Swings
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“People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help others heal, love them without an agenda.”
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~ Mike McHargue
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“[T]he movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us.”
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~ Roger Ebert
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“Never apologize for who you are.”
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~ B. Louise
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“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.”
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~ Carl Jung
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“All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.”
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~ Jacques Lacan
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“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
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~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
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“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.”
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~ Alan Watts
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“I’m keeping my torch, thank you very much– and I’m using it to light the torches of others.”
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~ Gloria Steinem
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“She’s known sadness, and it has made her kind.”
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~ Nathan Filer, Where the Moon Isn’t
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“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”
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~ Annie Dillard
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“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress- which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.”
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~ Uknown
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“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.”
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~ The Daily Positive.com
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“To begin, begin.”
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William Wordsworth
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“Ignore those people who are always talking behind your back. That’s where they belong – behind your back.”
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~ Happy Heart Daily Inspiration, at onlinecounsellingcollege
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“Choose your words
and get dressed
with the best verbs.”
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~ A.L.Credo, alcredo.tumblr.com
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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery– air, mountains, trees, people. I thought,’This is what it is to be happy.”
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~ honeyandlavender.tumblr.com
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“I am half child half ancient.”
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~ Bjork
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“It’s funny how one summer can change everything. It must be something about the heat and the smell of chlorine, fresh-cut grass and honeysuckle, asphalt sizzling after late-day thunderstorms, the steam rising while everything drips around it. Something about long, lazy days and whirring air conditioners and bright plastic flip-flops from the drugstore thwacking down the street. Something about fall being so close, another year, another Christmas, another beginning. So much in one summer, stirring up like the storms that crest at the end of each day, blowing out all the heat and dirt to leave everything gasping and cool. Everyone can reach back to one summer and lay a finger to it, finding the exact point when everything changed.”
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~ Sarah Dessen, That Summer
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“How someone reacts to your sadness says a lot about how long they’re going to be in your life.”
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~ inevershouldvelovedyou.tumblr.com
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“Don’t kill flowers inside you for someone who doesn’t appreciate the way you bloom.”
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~ jambrillyant
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“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.”
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~ Rumi
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“Remember… the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.”
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~ Rumi
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“She remembered who she was and the game changed.”
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~ Lolah Dalia
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“Try to love yourself as much as you want someone else to.
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~ Unknown
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“To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.”
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~ Jose Ortega Gasset
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“Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
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~ John Muir
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“A long time ago I learned not to explain things to people. It misleads them into thinking they’re entitled to know everything I do.”
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~ dryyoureyesstartbelieving.tumblr.com
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“I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, fuck that, I’m Harry Potter.”
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~ Daniel Radcliffe
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“Buy or borrow self-improvement books, but don’t read them. Stack them around your bedroom and use them as places to rest bowls of cookies.

Watch exercise shows on television, but don’t do the exercises. Practice believing that the benefit lies in imagining yourself doing the exercises.

Don’t power walk. Saunter slowly in the sun, eating chocolate, and carry a blanket so you can take a nap.”
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~ SARK
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“I didn’t think it was my job to accept what everyone said I was and who I should be.”
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~ Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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“He embraced his weirdness, and it was nice.”
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~ Amy Zhang
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“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
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~ Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
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It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful, I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.”
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~ Warsan Shire
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“If you ever see a bad picture of yourself just think about sunsets
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Have you ever tried to take a picture of a sunset with a crappy camera? It turns out like shit. I mean that could be the most beautiful sunset you’ve ever seen in your life and the photo looks gross.
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That doesn’t mean the sunset isn’t breathtaking, it just means the camera can’t contain it’s beauty.
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You are a gorgeous motherfucking sunset never forget that.”
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~ http://the-healing-nest.tumblr.com/

“Ain’t no thing like me, ‘cept me.”
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Rocket Raccoon, Guardians of the Galaxy
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The storm is over, there is sunlight in my heart. I have a glass of wine and sit thinking of what has passed.”
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~ P.G. Wodehouse, A Pelican at Blandings
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“Don’t bend, don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion.”
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~ Franz Kafka
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“Every one of us is called upon, perhaps many times, to start a new life.”
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~ Barbara Kingsolver
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“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.”
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~ Paulo Coelho
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“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.”
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~ Marcel Proust
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“It was an act of self-love. I don’t expect it to change the world, but on the other hand, I know it will.”
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~ Inga Muscio, Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
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“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”
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~ Samuel Beckett
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You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.”
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~ Abraham Hicks
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“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.”
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~ Plato
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Don’t give up. You’e still got couple of motherfuckers to prove wrong.”
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~ openblogtomyabusivemother.tumblr.com
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“Sometimes you just have to take a day to shut the world out so you can open up to yourself and deal with the chaos inside of you. And you don’t need to feel guilty or apologize or try to justify needing space. You just do what you need to do to take care of yourself, and that’s it. No explanation needed.”
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“I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere.”
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~ Albert Camus, The Fall
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“I found happiness, hidden, like a scared child. That must’ve been when I lost it.”
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~ Postcards I’ll never send home
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“Music has saved my life, I really have absolutely no idea where I would be without it.”
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~ Austin Carlile
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“Stay away from people who make you feel like you’re hard to love.”
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~ Anonymous
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“It’s so important to treat yourself like a goddess.”
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~ earthysoul
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“Forget stardust– you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged.
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You are iron.
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You are strong.”
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~ n.t., Astras Hominid
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“Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.”
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~ Cookie Monster
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“Be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do.”
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~ Unknown
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“Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go.”
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~ C.S. Lewis
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“A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”
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~ Willy Wonka
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“She’d been fighting herself so long now, the idea of trusting herself seemed foreign. and yet… if she could trust… if she could just trust herself- she just might discover the best friend she’s ever known.”
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~ Unknown
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“Different bodies are not broken bodies.”
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~ yourbodyisagarden.tumblr.com
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“You may have to decide to recover more than once. You may have to do it every day.”
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~ yourbodyisagarden.tumblr.com
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“You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.”
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~ Cheryl Strayed
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“Sometimes, it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, a cup of excellent coffee.”
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~ Jonathan Carroll
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“I want to make good photos. Drink dark coffee. And travel the world.”
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~ Nina H
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“She may have looked normal on the outside, but she was deliciously complicated on the inside.”
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~ Jeffery Eugenides
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“Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.”
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~ Virginia Satir
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“and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.”
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~ nayyirah waheed
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“Magic is believing in yourself.”
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~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“I know you are hurting. Believe me, I know how it feels to get your emotional teeth kicked down your throat so far that it makes you choke on the last shred of your dignity. That sick feeling in your gut that tells you, you can´t take it anymore. That life sucks hard and it won´t ever get better. That you´re walking on the tightrope, trying to hang on with your toes ´cause you ain’t got no safety net, and you’re barely one sneeze away from being a stain on the floor. But you´re not alone. You´re not.”
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~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
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“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you’.”
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~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
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“How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”
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~ Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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“Certainly I believe that God gave us life for happiness, not misery. Humanity, I am sure, will never be made lazy or indifferent by an excess of happiness. Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Happiness should be a means of accomplishment, like health, not an end in itself.”
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~ Helen Keller, The Open Door
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“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“When I accept myself, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.”
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Dr. Steve Maraboli
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“Mental illness is not a competition.”
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~ pyromantic-prince.tumblr.com
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“I hope one day
Your human body
Is not a jail cell,
Instead it’s a sunny
2pm garden with daisies
Thriving because of
Self love.”
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~ Alexa Evangelista
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“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is a rapture on the lonely shore,
there is society, where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
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~ Lord Byron
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“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
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~ Unknown
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“The miracle is not to fly in the air or walk on the water, but it is to wander around right here on earth.”
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~ Chinese Saying
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“When a cat flatters … he is not insincere: you may safely take it for real kindness.”
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~ Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations
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“Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.
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~ Voltaire
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“Instead of making fun of people who are genuinely passionate about something how about you search for something like that yourself and find your lane.”
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http://ciaoxbella.tumblr.com/
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“Don’t let everyone get the privilege of getting to know you.”
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~ http://rosegoldundertone.tumblr.com
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“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
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~ Greg Anderson
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“In each of us is resides a deep desire to be seen. We long for our beauty to be expressed in such a way that others will glimpse our essence.”
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~ Jennifer Robin
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“I like beginnings because they’re so full of promise. The first page of a book, the first day of a job, the first time you buy yourself flowers, the first date with a new man, the first touch, the first kiss, … the first moment you hold your own baby. I like beginnings because I know there’s always more to come.”
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~ Shyma Perera, Bitter Sweet Symphony

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