These Things I Know


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

“Above all, be the heroine of your own life.” Nora Ephron

“Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.”  Christina Rossetti

“If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, you ensure it.” Anonymous

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu

“Find your tribe but don’t let your tribe define you.” Jack Monroe

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”  Kurt Cobain

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” Euripides

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.”  Anne Lamott

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” Margaret Atwood

It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed.” Kazuo Ishiguro

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Albus Dumbledore

“We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented.”

Christof – The Truman Show

“There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself.”  James Lee Burke

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard

“If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama