“Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparision to the unexpected” – Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

Like many people, quotes help save me. I have a journal of quotes. Every time I found one I like- I make a note and write it down later. I read through my journals after they are full, and I can almost see a time life of my life. I can remember why that quote resonated with me.  Here are some quotes that help me, and maybe you can find some that will help you too.

“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” – A.A. Milne

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” – Thomas Merton

“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’re given us.” – Emery Allen

“I went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir

“And he if wants to leave
Then let him leave
You are terrifying
And strange and beautiful
Something not everyone knows how to love”
-Warsan Shire

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” -Maya Angelou

“Rejection by someone who doesn’t want you is a blessing. Why would you desire the acceptance of someone who doesn’t want all of you?  Someone who doesn’t know with every heart beat that you are their fuck yes.” – Janne Robinson

“She had this overwhelming need, to find something other than what she had always known. Something different, than how she had always felt. She wanted something so unfamiliar, she might just become someone else.” – Stacie

“But she could worry about it, and as long as she was worrying about it, it probably wasn’t going to happen. Like some sort of anxiety vaccine. Like watching a pot to make sure it never boiled.” – Rainbow Rowell

“I know that some days
I seem like nothing more
than a box full of puzzle pieces
spilled out across the floor

Please uncross your fingers
and promise me
you will not become so exhausted
flipping them all back over again
and frantically searching out
my borders
that you forget what picture
I once made, what I will
make again.”
-Tyler Knott Gregson

“Despite how open, peaceful and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves.” – Matt Kahn

“It is easy enough to fall in love with my smile, the truthful happiness that plays upon my face, but until you learn to cherish the scars upon my soul and relish the darkness that resides within my fractured heart you will never know what it is to have me. For there is beauty in all that I am.” – Rebecca Lee

“Sometimes I feel so stupid and dull and uncreative that I am amazed when people tell me differently.” -Sylvia Plath

“Everytime we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.” -Brene Brown

“Fall in love with someone who tastes like adventure, but looks like the calm, beautiful morning after a terrible storm.” -Nikita Gill

“When I’m in turmoil, when I can’t think, when I’m exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It’s just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building.” – Jim Butcher