Quote genius.

Simply, quoting genius.

“Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.”

You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.

You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.

But that’s all.

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”

—   Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone (via booksquoteslove)

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“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

—   Gautama Buddha (via observando)

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“Getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks, is what life is. If you’re not good, who cares? You got out there and tried.”

—   Amy Poehler  (via ucbcomedy)

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“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

—   John R. Wooden (via etherealvistas)

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“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

—   Muhammad Ali (via etherealvistas)

“The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.”

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"Life is always either a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope."
-Edith Wharton