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25 Quotes to Live by at 25

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Well, I’m officially halfway to fifty this weekend. In light of this, I decided to post 25 quotes to live by at 25.

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“I am not looking to escape my darkness, I’m learning to love myself there.” -Rune Lazuli

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.” -Paulo Coelho 

“You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.” -Amy Poehler

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” -Mo Willems 

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“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” -C.S. Lewis

“I don’t want to earn my living, I want to live.” -Oscar Wilde

“Dressing well is a form of manners.” -Tom Ford

“The unfed mind devours itself” -Gore Vidal

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” -Joshua Graham


“Oh, screw beautiful. I’m brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain.” –Cristina Yang

“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities. We are eaten up by nothing.” –Chuck Bukowski

“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” -Don Henley

“Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.” -Rumi 

“Rock Bottom became the foundation on which I built my life.” -J.K. Rowling


“Everyone has had a Kevin Federline.”

“If you pour some music on whatever’s wrong, it’ll sure help out.” -Levon Helm

“You have within you more love than you could ever understand.” -Rumi

“Well done is better than well said” -Benjamin Franklin


“I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”

“I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.” -Maya Angelou

“Never have I been a calm blue sea, I have always been a storm.” -Fleetwood Mac

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt 


“Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow” -Vincent van Gogh

“Grief may be a thing we all have in common but it looks different on everyone. It isn’t just death we have to grieve. It’s life, it’s loss, it’s change. And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, it has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime. That’s how you stay alive when it hurts so much you can’t breathe. That’s how you survive. By remembering that one day somehow, impossibly, it won’t feel this way. It won’t hurt this much. Grief comes in it’s own time for everyone in it’s own way. So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty. The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can’t control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes and let it go when we can.” -Grey’s Anatomy


Here’s to 25 being the best year yet, cheers!

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  • halley

    This is so cute. I love a good quote 🙂

  • Lori Hawkins Jackson

    LOVE these! What a fun idea to share these with your readers! I am a collector of quotes myself and so this post is especially meaningful to me!

    • I’ve always loved quotes. Thanks for reading, Lori!

  • Sarah Camille Hipp

    I love these quotes! Especially the Grey’s Anatomy ones – that is one of my favorite shows and they always have the best quotes. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    xo, SC // SCsScoop.com

    • Grey’s is my absolute favorite. It was hard to pick just two. Thanks for reading!

  • Ohh i love this post, i’m always looking for quotes to doodle and use so this is a perfect post. You’re still closer to 0 than 100 just keep that in mind ha! I love the aesthetic of this post, so perfect for pinning on Pinterest!
    Kate || http://www.katerattley.com

    • Haha thank you for helping me accept my new quarter-life crisis 🙂 Thanks so much for reading, Kate!

  • McKennah Bybee

    Love all of these. Your styled photos are so cute too!! Love the grass and greys ones!