For those who are traveling this summer, here are 12 travel quotes that will inspire you for your voyage.
Before you start packing for your next beach vacation, let these quotes help you decide which summer reads to bring for page-turning entertainment while you're soaking up the sun!
Beach Reading List:
For us quote lovers, the hunt for new inspiration is always on our minds. To make that process a little easier, we've curated a list of six great quote books to keep as a healthy pick-me-up on your coffee table or night stand. Enjoy!
Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy by Workman Publishing
The Ultimate Book of Quotations by Joseph Demakis
Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Sometimes in life, it's easy to solely focus on our flaws. Other people always seem to have it better or easier. As the old saying goes, "The grass is always greener". We fail to see the value in ourselves and neglect all of the positive, beautiful things that are unique to our own identity. The quotes below are here to remind you of that beauty.
"Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love" - Brene Brown
"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Dr. Benjamin Spock
"Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let thee feelings stop them." - T. Harv Ecker
"You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." - Dr. Robert Anthony
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary
"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." - Oscar Wilde
"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." - Buddha
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller
"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." - Brian Tracy
"If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." - T. Harv Ecker
"To anyone that ever told you you're no good ... they're no better." - Hayley Williams
"You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own." - Tim Gunn
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Being mindful is such an important and beneficial skill for this journey we call life. By using concentration and mental techniques, this powerful practice helps us live in the moment and accept it without judgement. Like any other skill, it's a muscle that needs to be regularly practiced and fine-tuned.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." -Henry Miller
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung
"If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting." -Osho
"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." - Ramana Maharshi
"You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer." - Eckhart Tolle
"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life."- Thich Nhat Hanh
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Victor Frankl
"With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment." - Nhat Hanh
"Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that." - Jon Kabat Zinn
"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath." -Amit Ray
"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life." - Marcus Aurelius
"True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand." - Henry James
"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work." -Stephen King
"My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do." - Francine Jay
"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." - Paul J. Meyer
"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell
"Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more."- Henry Ford
"If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves." - David Allen
"Never mistake motion for action." - Earnest Hemingway
"Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest." - Leo Babauta
"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it." - Olin Miller
"It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." - Elisabeth-Kubler Ross
"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie
"Think of many things; do one." - Portugese Proverb
"To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing." - Eva Young
Personal productivity can be a roller coaster of ups and downs ebbing and flowing in ways that seem out of our control. We are constantly in the struggle of trying to achieve more with less. Each of us could use a little inspiration in those times of frustration, hesitation, and procrastination. The quotes below are for those moments when you need that extra push!
Our Content Marketer, Rebecca, has always shared a passion for quotes and believes that surrounding oneself in quotes lends to a brighter and more meaningful lifestyle. Even through life's hardships, she's learned it's important to practice a positive mindset and always look for the silver lining in everything. Below she shares 12 of her favorite quotes and explains how they apply to her own life. Impressively, all of her Quotiful's were created using her own beautiful photography!
Roald Dahl is an old favorite author of mine. This quote from "The Twits", a great book for any of you who remember it, really gets beyond the exterior of what it means to be a positive person. Being positive is not only helpful for yourself, but also for the people around you. Positive people attract others in their exuberant attitudes toward life and often provide great support to others. A constructive mind leads to a more productive outlook for others.
This quote from The Temptations song "My Girl" will always be special to me. Whenever I've been down, I can always count on this song to lift my spirits. Even though its a love song, it's catchy lyrics and upbeat tune can bring anyone up from those moments. Again, it emphasizes a main principle of staying positive: Finding the good is not dependent on the surroundings. It depends on the person and their attitude. Let's keep that attitude at 100 degrees on a rainy day! It can be a game with yourself to find that positive in the day. And practice makes perfect :)
The Beatles songs are filled with inspiration if you listen closely. As a personal fan of poetry, I find this quote to be particularly meaningful because of how poetic it is. To me "images of broken light" are those memories that would rather be forgotten sometimes. These memories call on and on, and linger with us way past what's necessary. Nostalgia is a healthy way of coping with our past but it's important to not let it get too far.
This quote really resonates with me when going through something really hard. At these times, everything turns gray and it's hard to see what's good. I like to focus on the little good parts of the day: the morning coffee that wakes me up. The great beat in the song I'm listening to. Even the outfit I took the time to pick out. These things help make the overarching seemingly bad things just a little bit better.
I love this quote for it's reminder to be strong in your opinions. I like to think that I don't rely on other people for my happiness and most of it comes from within myself. Harboring this happiness is a muscle but the outcome is worth it. I can definitely thank Macklemore for his insightful lyrics and powerful messages, such as this one.
Another power quote from Macklemore here. Sometimes in life, people and obstacles will try to sway you from achieving your goals. This quote is a reminder to keep that strong sense of self and persevere towards those goals despite whatever life throws at you.
When I was in eleventh grade, I would listen to this song, "The Best Day", by Atmosphere, every day on the drive to school. I was dealing with the usual high school teenage angst, and this song really brings me back to that time when friendships were not at their best. Just listening to that song and remembering to take things day by day really helped me then.
This quote is from a favorite book of mine, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". Although this quote is a seemingly harsh reality check, it's mainly a piece of advice. We strive to understand why things happen and analyze those changes to no end, but that act is pointless. Chbosky is telling us that when these things do happen, we should adapt to the next step in life and live in the present, because life really doesn't stop for anybody. So the overanalyzing should.
Humans run on the connections we make with other people. These connections are all about commiserating, agreeing, and validating one another. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of joy that comes from that moment when two souls engage and understand each other on a deeper level.
One of the things that I think is very important is being positive for the sake of others. Even a simple thing as a smile can help someone else who isn't doing as well on a given day. Kindness is symbiotic and contagious. I think sharing kindness is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for others.
Nostalgia is something I feel at a very real level. It's important to stay in the moment and let the experience really wash over you and envelop yourself. Sometimes it can be tempting to ask "what if" but Chbosky reminds us that these moments later become stories and lose their power sometimes.
I mentioned earlier that I have an interest in poetry and this last quote actually comes from one of my poems I wrote. I think it emphasizes something that often people don't realize. We try to follow the correct path in life. Whether that be a happy marriage, observance in religion, or wealth in the career world, we all strive to attain something that we believe is the ultimate goal. We don't allow ourselves to stray off the path and we reprimand ourselves when we do. The message here is to remind us that we are allowed to change our goals and redefine what success means for ourselves. This is because life doesn't follow the straight lines that we perceive it does. Life doesn't follow the lines in the notebook but those curved lines of life build character and resilience in ourselves. These experience shape us and the best we can do is help all of those experiences create the person we want to be.
Life can take us on a wild and busy ride. It's easy to get swept up in work and the everyday demands of life and forget its true purpose. Along the way we learn to make trade-offs between professional endeavors and family, friends, community, and personal growth. To help you maintain a calm center here are 10 reminders to find balance in your work and life.
Actress Anna Kendrick has always been one to say what's on her mind. As a result, she's become one of the most relatable celebrities in Hollywood. Her Twitter feed is full of witty cracks about her hatred for adulthood, responsibilities, and overt enthusiasm for junk food. We've handpicked 7 quotes from Anna that show she is not only hilarious but an intelligent and thought provoking actress of our time.
To celebrate the arrival of blossoming flowers, warmer weather, and longer days we've put together 21 heartwarming spring quotes. Read on and cheers to new beginnings!