Call them what you want, but I am literally obsessed. It probably stems from a combination of my obsessions with people and the written word. Notice that I have a lot of obsessions. I think it’s because when I like something, I can never just like it. I love it, I put my all into it, I obsess over it. If you’re going to do anything in life, you might as well do it passionately, right?
Well I am passionate about quotes. I constantly have new quotes going onto sticky notes on my computer screen or on notes in my phone. I scrawl them down in class when my mind wanders and when I finally have a house of my own I want to decorate the walls with words. Pictures are great, but words are what move us. Words are powerful, life-changing, emotional, and inspiring. Every great moment in history has occurred because someone had the right words to say at the perfect moment. And I don’t just mean the speeches of kings, presidents, and generals.
Every marriage proposal on earth has needed the perfect words. When a beautiful, innocent life enters this world it may take our breath away for a moment, but within moments, it’s the voice of a mother that an infant hears. And hearing, “I love you” from a special someone for the first time in your life is a moment none of us ever forget…
So from now on, I’m going to include a quote with my posts, no matter how relevant or meaningful because I honestly believe we all could use a few more inspiring words in our life. For this particular post, I’ll include a couple of my newest finds.
“I sat thinking about how sad it was that people are made in such a way they get used to something as extraordinary as living.”
– Jostein Gaarder
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”
– Mary Anne Kadmacher
“I am going to tell you a secret. Every year many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.”
– John Green
“I understand what he was doing, that he had spent four years fulfilling the absurd and tedious duty of graduating from college and now he was emancipated from that world of abstraction, false security, parents and material excess.”
– Jon Krakauer
“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
– Erica Jong
And last but very not least is from my absolute favorite author whose words have kept me strong and hopeful during some of the hardest moments in my life:
“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than the stories or people we’re quoting.”
– John Green
I truly love words.