I am a keeper of words, especially words that are meaningful to me. These consist of quotes from movies, television shows, books, and speeches, Bible verses, devotionals, things my kids say, things my grandmothers said, text messages, song lyrics and so much more.
Words can be powerful. They have the ability to bring joy, to help, to heal, to humble, and to encourage. Words can create a lasting memory and be a huge impact on a person. I keep a notebook of the ones I cherish most and hold close to my heart.
As you read this blog/website, you will see quotes and music as they help me express what is going on in my sweet little head. So often when the words can’t come out, I use these things to add more to my writing. Through this, I hope you are inspired by them and use them too.
Here are a few of my favorites (and by a few, I mean a lot) that I hope will inspire you this week:
“You will not make your lives smaller because of me. Be bold. Things that happen to me will not be the thing that hold you back. So, take risks. Make the big moves, even if they’re small moves. Forge ahead with your lives in any and every direction that moves you… be fearless…” Rebecca Pearson, This is Us
My cup runneth over. Psalm 23:5
“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.” Ramona Calvert, Hope Floats
“I am a work in progress.” Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes
“To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“I am no ordinary woman. My dreams come true.” Daenerys, Game of Thrones
“Have I told you that you are a vision?” Max Skinner, A Good Year
“I don’t care how long you are gone, as long as you come back.” 12 Strong
“We all deserve a standing ovation at least once in our life.” Wonder
“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God.” Leo Buscaglia
“Happiness is of a matter of choice.” Downton Abbey
“I hold you.” My son, age 2.
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Rumi
“You are my one hour person. If I had one hour left to live, I’d want to spend it with you.” Nic, The Resident
“I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, ‘For the same reason I laugh so often — because I’m paying attention.’ I tell them that we can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved. We must decide.” Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior
“Everyone should know a complete love at least once.” Downton Abbey
“A good laugh, if it’s done well and the right person, changes everything.” New Amsterdam
“Anything is possible if you really want it.” – “You get what you give.” – “I don’t want it to be easy, but I do want it to be worth it.” The Secret movie
“If you really want to see what people are, all you have to do is look.” Wonder
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot
“You will come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is, uh… how much m ore enjoyable it is to win. It’s inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.” Uncle Henry Skinner, A Good Year
“Be immensely patient.” Craig Groeshel, Life Church
“Take a moment. Create a focus. Give yourself grace. Slow your pace.” A sweet friend, Jan. 8, 2018
“Pain is a natural part of life. You can’t escape it. Broken relationships, missed opportunities, and rough season of life will always be with us. When they do come, you can either become bitter or hopeful. The choice is yours.” Choose Hope devotional
“If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” Deion Sanders
“I love you!! You are the best Mom in the world. XOXOXO!!!” A text from my daughter, May 8, 2016
“I see everything you can be. I see the beauty that you can’t see.” Outnumbered, Dermot Kennedy
“Forgive my lips. They find joy in the must unusual places.” Max Skinner, A Good Year
“I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart.” E.E. Cummings
“It’s not about how much we lost. It’s about how much we have left.” Tony Stark, Avengers
“If you love me, don’t let go.” Unsteady, X Ambassadors
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” Helen Keller
“Night Mamawigi. I love you.” A text from my youngest, Sept. 21, 2021
Every word, every quote means something to me. They remind me of people I love, the movies I love, the songs I love, and the books I love, and so much more. They give me strength. These words give me joy. Do you have favorite quotes or words? I hope you will share them with someone.
xoxo, Jane Anne