As I have been a little lost for words over the last few evenings I have decided to borrow some. As a child I collected quotations and loved how much thought could be provoked by such small phrases. Often sentences can turn my entire mood around, change my outlook on a situation or just make me smile when I was otherwise struggling too.
Life & Work
Life is about making an impact, not an income. – Kevin Kruse
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
Health & Fitness
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn
Health is the thing that makes you feel that ‘now’ is the best time of year. – Franklin Pierce Adams
If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world. – Vinoba Bhave
What hath night to do with sleep? – John Milton, Paradise Lost
I’m so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed.
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. – Friedrich Nietzsche
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. – Leo J. Burke
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. – Ambrose Bierce
A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness. – Marcel Proust
Depression & Anxiety
Depression is the inability to construct a future. – Rollo May
One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you. – Kay Redfield Jamison
Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care they’ll notice, if they don’t you know where you stand.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Depression is about as close to you get to somewhere between being dead and alive and its the worst. – Elizabeth WurtzelPerspective is the cure for depression – Bono