Quotes that are speaking to me

Happy birthday to me! For some reason, I always become quite reflective around the time of my birthday. Unlike some people, I don’t ever dread turning a year older. I love growing older, evolving and reflecting on where life has taken me. My birthday is always a time of gratitude, hope and optimism. I’m always excited to think about what the year ahead will hold, while remembering to not let the past define me. So, in honour of turning 32 today, I thought I’d share this selection of quotes that are speaking straight to my heart right now.

32 quotes that are speaking to me on my 32nd birthday:

Your life will be a great and continuous unfolding. – Cheryl Strayed

You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. – Michael McMillan

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brené Brown

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon

It might have been done before, but it hasn’t been done by you! – Elizabeth Gilbert

You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe. – Leymah Gbowee

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. – Annie Gottlier 

Don’t say ‘yes’ if you want to say ‘no’. Don’t say ‘maybe’ if you want to say ‘never’. You can’t hurt people with your decisions. We always want to please, but at the end we are hurting ourselves. ― Paulo Coelho

Done is better than perfect. – Sheryl Sandberg

A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. – Maya Angelou

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. – Emma Stone

Grief never ends… But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love. — Unknown

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran

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

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more. – Erica Jong

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, Kafka on the Shore

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. — Gloria Steinem

Power is not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyonce Knowles

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. – Steve Maraboli

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. – Audre Lorde

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. –Diana Ross

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. – Santosh Kalwar

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. — Ken Venturi

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. – Diane von Furstenberg

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. – Margaret Thatcher

You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right. – Aung San Suu Kyi

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it. – Erma Bombeck

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Over to you: which of these quotes is speaking to you? Tell me in the comments!