Just a bunch of quotes I love

 

What would Blair Waldorf do?

 

A balanced diet is having a cupcake in each hand.

 

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. (Nolan Bushnell)

 

May your heart and your closet be full.

 

My coach said I run like a girl, and I said if he ran a little faster he could too. (Mica Hamm)

 

No amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart. (Kevyn Aucoin)

 

Failure is a much more faithful teacher than immediate success. (David Duchemin)

 

Experience is a brutal teacher,but you learn. My god, do you learn. (C. S. Lewis)

 

Fall down seven times, stand up eight. (Japanese proverb)

 

Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered. (Giorgio Armani)

 

We can choose to be grateful no matter what. (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)

 

Never hope more for something than you're willing to work for it.

 

Always wear your invisible crown.

 

If they don't know you personally, don't take it personal.

 

Evil Queens are the princesses that were never saved. (Angelina Jolie, Maleficent)

 

I don't dress up for boys. I dress up to stare at my reflection as I walk by store windows.

 

The difference between coffee and your opinion is that I asked for coffee.

 

It's not your job to like me - it's mine. (Byron Katie)

 

Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve.

 

Draw a monster. Why is it a monster? (Daughter by Janice Lee)

 

If you want to be strong, learn how to fight alone.

 

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. (Margaret Mead)

 

I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself. (Beyoncé)

 

Night air, good conversation, and a sky full of stars can heal almost any wound. (Remedy by Beau Taplin)

 

Define people by their values not tastes. (Mario Testino)

 

It seems to me, that love could be a labeled poison and we'd drink it anyways. (Atticus)

 

Action expresses priorities. (Mahatma Gandhi)

 

We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too. (Kristin Martz)

 

I'm nicer when I like my outfit.

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. (Ralph Waldo Emmerson)

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. (Paulo Coelho)

Sweetie, if you're going to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty. (Marilyn Monroe)

Be a better you, for you. (Inara Bueno)

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do. (Jane Austen)

The little things? The little moments? - They aren't little. (John Zabat-Zinn)

Some nights I wish I could go back in life. Not to change shit, just to feel a couple things twice. (Drake)

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. (Leo Tolstoy)

Never assume that quiet is weak and loud is strong.

The sunrise, of course, doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it. (Gene Amole)

Look for the answer inside your question. (Rumi)

There once was a little girl who never knew love, until a boy broke her heart. (Megan Fox)

Different is always attractive. (Mario Testino)

An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise. (Thomas Wharton)

I am gonna show you how great I am. (Muhammad Ali)

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling. (Fabienne Fredrickson)

And so what... Did the world end or something? (Noor H.)

I think a lot of people compare their insides to other people's insides. (Emma Stone)

A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot. (Joel Vitale, Zero Limits)

Storms make trees take deeper roots. (Dolly Parton)

Your existence is proof of purpose.

There's a whole world out there, waiting for you. Great cities and art and music. Genuine beauty, and you can have all of it. (The Vampire Diaries)

We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles? 

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. (Teddy Roosevelt)

We tried a thousand times, he said, 'let's try a thousand and one.' (S. M. Pastore)

Remember that everyone you meet is a afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. (H. Jackson Jr Brown)

If a poem hasn't ripped apart your soul; you haven't experienced poetry. (Edgar Allan Poe)

I'm not sure what I'll do, but - well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow, want to love where things happen on a big scale. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

You have to learn to get up from the table when loves is no longer being served. (Nina Simone)

The things that we love tell us what we are. (Thomas Aquinas)

A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful. (Theodore Zeldin)

Never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. (Hillary Clinton)

She was the prettiest hell I have ever been in; I didn't mind burning at all. (Matt Baker)

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. (Thomas Jefferson)

Life is tough, my darling, but so are you. (Stephanie Bennett Henry)

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. (Coco Chanel)

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. (Barack Obama)

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. (Estee Lauder)

Act or accept.

The world is filled with nice people. If you can't find one, be one. 

The rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns. (Rumi)

Women who wear black lead colourful lives. (Neiman Marcus)

You don't pass or fail at being a person, dear. (Neil Gaiman)

It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning. (Claude Bernard)

You only really fall apart in front of the people you know can piece you back together. (Sarah Dessen)

The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It's then you realise this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult - but you are not ready. (Helen Mirren)

Life is a party - dress like it. (Audrey Hepburn)

When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white you photograph their souls. (Ted Grant)

Some people are magic, and others are just the illusion of it. (Beau Taplin)

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. (Madeleine Albright)

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. (Maya Angelou)

Adventure is worthwhile. (Aesop)

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. (John Wooden)

Storms make trees take deeper roots. (Dolly Parton)

Fear cuts deeper than swords. (Aya Stark)

I need the sea because it teaches me. (Pablo Neruda)

They can burn our world to the ground, but it's the fire in our hearts that will rebuild it.     (J. Kenneth Banks)

Paradise isn't a place. It's a feeling.             (L. Boyer)

History is the study of choices, not of immutable fate. (Sarah C. Paine)

If a poem hasn't ripped apart your soul; you haven't experienced poetry. (Edgar Allan Poe)

If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack. (Coco Chanel)

I'm very much down to earth, just not on this earth. (Karl Lagerfeld)

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. (Jean Cocteau)

She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings. (Atticus)

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about. (Haruki Murakami)

Those who benefit from it should not impose its costs on others who do not. (John Broome)

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't. (Christopher Paolini)

No artist tolerates reality. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

You can't move mountains by whispering at them. (P!nk)

no lover leaves 

a rose garden

without blood 

on their hands.

(Mitch Nihilist)

If you're waiting for your next love, look in the mirror. (Bridgett Devoue)

Maybe we just love the small pieces of ourselves that we find in others. (William C. Hannan)

I began to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. (Roald Dahl)

Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you're wearing, who you're around, what you're doing. Recreate and repeat. (Warsan Shire)

When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'no' to yourself. (Paulo Coelho)

Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, 'I would stay and love you, but I have to go.' (Lisa St. Aubin de Téran)

The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. (Albert Einstein)

If I know what love is, it is because of you. (Hermann Hesse)

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one. (Ivern Ball)

Read more books and less status updates. (Dulce Ruby)

Never feel guilty for protecting your heart. (Bridgett Devoue)

You taught me a lot, but not love. (C. C. Aurel)

Just because you’re the queen of hearts doesn’t mean you can’t have one. (Movie "Royal Matchmaker")

It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the world that they don’t care if that mark is a scar. (John Green)

Be mindful of your self-talk. It’s a conversation with the universe. (David James Lees)

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. (Picasso)

The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. (Albert Einstein)

Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river. (Virginia Woolf)

Never pass a mirror without looking in it. (Paris Hilton)

This family is mine, and you can imagine it is not without heartbreak that I am leaving them, for I know that the most beautiful of paradises are the ones we've lost. (Yves Saint Laurent)

True love will triumph in the end - which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, then it’s the most beautiful lie we have. (John Green)

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. (Coco Chanel)

If you have a why to live, you can bear almost any how. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

If diversity is like being invited to the party, then inclusion is being asked to dance. (Homa Tavangar) 

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. (Alexander Den Heijer)

I love the person I’ve become, because I fought to become her. (Kaci Diane)

September 20, 2020

Hey loves! 

Sometimes, the villain of a story is the character that fascinates me the most. In most children stories, the villain tends to be written as merely evil without a backstory. It makes the villain the embodiment of evil and since thee is no explanation for their character, they are easy to hate. But some stories are not afraid of giving the villain a little more character and to show different sides of them. Other sto...

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I have been a Potterhead since I was a child and the magical world of Harry Potter is something by which I am still fascinated. Hardly any book has stayed with me as much as this series did, but I am also aware that these books are far from perfect when it comes to diversity and that their author has been in quite a few controversies. These things have definitely made me take a more critical look at the books, but I...

August 9, 2020

Hey loves!

"Staycation" is the new motto of the holiday season. My family and I will not be going away at all this summer, but books, movies, and TV shows are great places to escape to for a little bit here and there. Some books and movies have literally made me forget the world around me for a short while. 

Sometimes, the end of a movie/TV show or book may be the end, but it does not feel like the end for a character. Do y...

April 5, 2020

Hey loves! 

I have officially completed my first full week in quarantine and it has been (surprisingly) good so far. To my own surprise, this has actually been a really productive time for me. You guys helped me a lot to get back on track with my revision (yep, Cambridge is not cancelling exams) by joining my live study with me sessions - thank you to everyone who joined them! If you would like to join them next week, I am stre...

December 16, 2019

Hey loves!

I am currently reading Cleo Wade's Heart Talk* (thanks to one of my lovely friends who got me the book as a gift) and this one quote stuck out to me:

Clean out your thoughts -

they have the power to cover

your entire life in dirt.

When I was younger, I was quite shy and I guess it was mostly due to my insecurities and not feeling 'good enough.' Over the years, I have realised that everyone has their insecurities, but m...

November 21, 2019

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It has been quite a while since I last wrote a post on here. I have not forgotten about this blog, but whenever I write a post, I want to take my time writing it and reflecting on the things I write about. The past few weeks were very busy and so I decided to take a little break from writing this blog in order to make sure that my posts stay reflective and that I enjoy writing them. Cambridge tends to get very busy a...

September 21, 2019

Hey loves!

A few weeks ago, I first came across the trailer for the TV show "Speechless" on YouTube and I immediately knew that I would have to watch this show! I just had to know how the life of this incredible family would continue throughout the show. 

I finished the first season of the show a few days ago and I am so grateful that I watched it (season two, I'm coming!). What I love so much about this show is the way it deals...

July 31, 2019

Hey loves!

Hong Kong had its first typhoon 8 signal today (which basically means stay inside or get wet). Rainy days like these are the days where my addiction to bookstores comes in handy. I read three books over the past few days and I would love to share my thoughts on them with you: 

The Unwinding of the Miracle

Are you ready to cry? Because I can assure you that this book will make you cry. I was about forty pages into the b...

June 9, 2019

Hey loves!

I have a few poems saved in a folder in the cloud so I can revisit them whenever I feel like it. Poems that make it to that folder are poems that have moved me in some way or another. I first started reading poetry in my German classes in high school and I did not really like it. Poets were telling the truth in riddles and hid behind metaphors and I had a hard time understanding them. But my teacher made it feel like...

April 5, 2019

Hey loves!

Do you know these movies and books that you watch or read and that occupy your thoughts days and sometimes even weeks after finishing them? The movie disFigured was one of these movies for me. The movie explores how we, and especially women, see themselves and how our size can affect our lives. The movie does this through following the exceptional friendship between a recovering anorexic and a woman trying to foster...

March 9, 2019

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Yesterday, I came across the trailer of "Killing Eve"* on YouTube and I knew I had to watch the show. I immediately checked whether I could buy it online but the German iTunes Store unfortunately does not sell the show yet and Netflix does not have it yet (*cries on the inside*). So I went out to my local DVD store and got it. I was hooked immediately and ended up binge-watching the entire season in one sitting. It w...

February 28, 2019

Hey loves!

I have recently read a book that gave me goose bumps with each chapter I read and I just had to share it with you all! B.A. Paris' Behind Closed Doors* is a true masterpiece that makes you wonder about what is going on until the final page. I found it hard to come up with a good summary, so let me start with the text on the book's back:

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. 

He has looks and wealth, she has char...

February 10, 2019

Hey loves!

When I looked at the cover of Charly Cox's "She Must Be Mad"*, I was immediately intrigued. I was about to leave Waterstones' poetry shelves, but ended up taking her book with me. As soon as I started reading it, I was hooked. Her book is a collection of short prose but mainly poetry, many (if not all) of which she wrote during her teenage years. One of the things I loved most about her book is that she truly sounds...

October 4, 2018

Hey loves!

Have you ever read a book that talked about a topic that was heavy but very important? I sometimes come across books with very emotional and often painful lessons, but I think they are some of the most important books I have ever read. Some of them have shocked me and some even made me cry. But I have never regretted reading them, because they taught me something. When I looked through my bookshelf while deciding wha...

September 8, 2018

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Have you ever read a book written about a different time and reading it felt like going back in time? Whenever I re-read Désirée, I feel like I can look at Napoleon and almost smell the food on the table of Désirée's family. 

In case you do not know the book, here is a short summary: Désirée, a young girl living in Marseille, meets the young Napoleon and becomes his first-time fiancée. Napoleon leaves to pursue his ca...

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