Apologies, but I can't seem to upload images tonight, so this is going to be a rather text-heavy post.
This is one of my absolute favorite things; today I'm thankful for quotes.
As a writer, even more as a reporter, I've learned to value quotes. All through college, I collected them as if they were rare antiques, jotting them in my journal whenever I found one that inspired me or described how I was thinking or feeling. Some came in handy when I was at a loss for words in an assignment for class. Others inspired me to start that assignment, or just to keep going. Some encouraged hope, others comforted in times of pain and sorrow.
It's amazing what others' words can do for us, to us. So, I'd like to share some quotes from back then with you. I hope they touch you as they have touched me.
There is a voice inside you, that whispers all day long. I feel this is right for me, I know this is wrong. No teacher, preacher, parent, friend, or wise man can decide, what's right for you -- just listen to the voice that speaks inside.~ Shel SilversteinSometimes is never quite enoughIf you're flawless, then you'll win my loveDon't forget to win first placeDon't forget to keep that smile on your face~ Alanis MorissetteEach friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive,and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.~ Anais NinThe stars they shineIn an empty voidLife is not to fearLife is to enjoy~ Third Eye BlindCARPE DIEM, BOYS! SEIZE THE DAY! MAKE YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY!~ DEAD POETS SOCIETYYou have built castles in the air,now put foundations under them.~ ThoreauIt's all right letting yourself go as long as you can get yourself back.~ Mick JaggerWe should be carefulto get out of an experienceonly the wisdom that is in it.~ Mark TwainYou gain strength, courage and confidenceby every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face.You are able to say to yourself,"I lived through this horror.I can take the next thing that comes along."~ Eleanor RooseveltWhatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.~ Thadeus GolasTry to find your voice and your art,because it comes from your own experiences,your own pain.~ Amy Tan