Healing Quotes Teens 801-900

“Pick your lane, find your people, fight like hell.”
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~ #FreeBresha, @prisonculture on Twitter
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“Poetry is the skeleton architecture of our lives.”
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~ Audre Lorde
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“Concern trolls are worried that your anger might be counterproductive.”
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~ Chris Dashiell, @cdashiell
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“I throw my writing out into the void and hope for the best.”
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~ (((Alyssa))), @yes_thattoo
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“I like to explore new things. I don’t expect to enjoy them.”
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~ Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians Driving Around in Cars, S8E6
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“Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how are lives are affected.”
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~ Elizabeth Broun
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“If you feel the need to love someone, you need to look in the mirror and start lovin, okay?”
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~ Christina Santini
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“I made myself who I am now.”
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~ Eve, Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb
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“Lighthouses don’t go running all over the island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
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~ Anne Lamont
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“More poetry is needed.”
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~ On the side of a building

“A girl’s boyfriend sprinted into class today and threw her a rice crispies treat and then sprinted back out. Retweet if you need a man like that.”
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~ Cintry @cintryyy
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“You’re not the boss of me.”
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~ son to his adult mother

“Either you do it like it’s a big weight on you or you do it as part of the dance.”
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~ Ram Dass
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“I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet.”
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Emily McDowell

“Some people live in cages with bars built from their own fears and doubts. Some people live in cages with bars built from other people’s fears and doubts; their parents, their friends, their brothers and sisters, their families. Some people live in cages with bars built from the choices others made for them, the circumstances other people imposed upon them. And some people break free.”
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~ C. JoyBell C.
“The acorn is the sacred prayer of the oak; the nest is the prayer of the sparrow. How we live as humans, every day of our lives, is also a prayer.”
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~ Story, from her post Another Kind of Prayer on her blog Where Spirit Stops

“There comes a time when one must take a position that’s neither safe nor politic nor popular, but… conscience tells him it is right.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“we will win.”

~ Deray McKesson, @deray

“I write to celebrate life.”

~ Lucille Clifton

“To demand ‘strength’ from an oppressed person is to excuse their oppression.”

~ Laurie Penny, @PennyRed

“Look at what people in power don’t want to discuss. Look at what they leave out. Look for projection and tells. Look at everything.”

~ Sarah Kendzior, @sarahkendzior

“The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations that we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor that is planted deep within each of us.”

~ Audre Lorde

“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

~ Jane Goodall

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

~ Marc Riboud

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.”

~ William Faulkner

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say that truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird”

~ Mina, @mina_ysf

“Today my anthro professor said something kind of really beautiful:

‘You all have a little bit of ‘I want to save the world’ in you, that’s why you’re here, in college. I want you to know that it’s okay if you only save one person and it’s okay if that person is you.”

~ Claris

“If you see beauty in something, don’t wait for others to agree.”

~ Sherihan Gamal

“Be the love you never received.”

~ Rune Lazuli

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”

~ Alice Walker

“Poetry is a sort of homecoming.”
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~ Paul Celan

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change– it can not only move us, it makes us move.”
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~ Ossie Davis
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“I’m fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales, and fables.”
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~ Kara Walker

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“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

~ A.A. Milne

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“I believe that treating other people well is a lost art.”
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~ Tim Gunn
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“If the Beautiful One is not inside you, then what is that Light hidden under your cloak?”
~ Rumi
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“I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.”

~ Michael Carini
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“While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.”
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~ Cyril Connolly

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
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~ Alphonse de Lamartine

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“Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.”
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~ Christopher Paolini

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“The whole idea of music, from the beginning of time, was for people to be happy.”
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~ Robert Plant

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
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~ Leonard Cohen

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“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul– and you answer.”
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~ Terri Guillemets

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“no rain. no flowers.”
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~ Deray McKesson, @deray

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“Art and culture are not a luxury, but the central thing that we do.”
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~ Brian Eno

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“My dreaming thoughts go barefoot in the evening.”
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~ Guilliame Apollinaire, Palace

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“If you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”
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~ Rob Reiner

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“A simple definition of life: The chance you’ve been waiting for.”
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~ Robert Brault

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“Look how a single candle can both defy and define darkness.”

~ Anne Frank

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“Dance like your microwave isn’t watching.”

~ Don, @TheDairylandDon

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“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.”

~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes creator

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“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”

~ World Changing Women, @WomenofHistory

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“The function of freedom is to free somebody else.”

~ Toni Morrison

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“I have yet to bloom a thousand times more…”

~ Qahar Aasi

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“Lord, give me the confidence of a mediocre white man.”

~ Sarah Hagi

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“Be the love you never received.”

~ Rune Lazuli

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“More poetry is needed.”

~ Painted on the side of a building.

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“Never underestimate the investment you make in yourself.”

~ Unknown

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“Gratitude aligns your heart with the universe and changes your life. What are you grateful for?”

~ Story, from her blog Where Spirit Stops from her blog post Embracing Wild Gratitude.

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“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”

~ Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

“Train up a child in the way she should go: read to her from Narnia and Harry Potter and Little Women and Anne of Green Gables.”

~ the library haunter, @SketchesbyBoze

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl wants a magnificent manor house with conical towers and a library big enough to get lost in.”

~ the library haunter, @SketchesbyBoze

“Be an Anne Shirley in a world full of Josie Pyes.”

~ the library haunter, @SketchesbyBoze

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“The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card.”

~ Doctorow

“Pamper yourself, go read the fuck out of a book.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

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“Dinosaurs didn’t read. Now they’re extinct. Coincidence?”

~ Unknown

“This era of string theory and god particles is cool as fa but rn I just need some peace and quiet to drink my coffee and read my book.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

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“One hand cooking one hand holding a book.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

“Me and my books want to come over and spend time with you and your books.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

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“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

~ Neil Gaiman

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

~ Vera Nazarian

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“Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.”

~ Hazel Rochman

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.”

~ Ernest Hemingway

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“Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.”

~ Jesse Lee Bennett

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.”

~ J.A. Langford

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“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.”

~ Lisa Kleypas

“The world can get pretty tough. Being kind takes a certain level of badass and body armour.”

~ De Nada Donna, @Donna_McCoy

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“I hope you know you’re beautiful, and brave, and amazing… even when it feel like you’re not.”

~ Chelle, @FabMommy29

“I’ve never met a taker who didn’t consider themselves a victim.”

~ Darla, @ddsmidt

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“You are under no obligation to make your oppressors more comfortable.”

~ mike in birdland, @bklynmike3

“You know, they’ve been trying to kill some of us since the day we were born. Don’t give up.”

~ mike in birdland, @bklynmike3

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“Let’s stay where human and nature overlap.”

~ mike in birdland, @bklynmike3

“Go up into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the solid, turn, unlock– more than a maple– a universe. This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

~ Annie Dillard

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“Part ocean, part rain, all fire.”

~ Just a Lady, @DeusLady

“I have a wildflower side.”

~ kauaibride, @Kauaibride

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“You have the right to remain resilient.”

~ mike in birdland, @bklymike3

“As a little girl, everyone said I couldn’t be the Pope, but here I am, judging the shit out of everyone and wearing a dope as fuck hat.”

~ beth can’t with this, @bourgeoisalien

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“Persistence and resistance.”

~ Erica Jong, @EricaJong

“Resist in your own way but resist.”

~ mike in birdland, @bklynmike3.

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“Your existence is resistance.”

~ Brittany Packnett, @MsPackyetti

“Be careful when you blindly follow the masses. Sometimes the ‘m’ is silent.”

~ Arvind Krish, @thecosmicvibe

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“I love when I lay in bed and my body is happy.”

~ Tricycle Runaway, @tricyclerunaway

“Tell me there will be music and other ways to escape.”

~ Reclaiming Me, @acousticprint

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“I have so many questions for the universe after 11 pm.”

~ mike in birdland, @bklynmike3

“Being happy is a do-it-yourself project.”

~ Arvind Krish, @thecosmicvibe

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“But first.

WE DANCE!”

~ Rovingwoodbandit, @robininthegreen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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