Despite 30 years of experience with New England winters, I’ve found this one to be tough (when I check the weather in the morning and the temperature is -10 without wind chill, it’s a little discouraging). A combination of general malaise and seeing a quote I liked on a client’s website prompted me to review my list of favorite quotes and combine them into this post. Inspiring quotes won’t make everything all better, but sometimes they help!
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?“
– Mary Oliver. The Summer Day.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.“
– Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist.
“Failure is never quite so frightening as regret.“
– The Dish. Film.
“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.“
– Basil King.
“You are daring to imagine that you could have a different life.“
– You’ve Got Mail. Film.
“Fortune favors the brave.“
– Virgil. Aeneid.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.“
– Marianne Williamson.