The Quote Collector

My Writing 101 assignment for Friday was to start my post with a quote. I collect quotes. While many of the quotes I collect are because they inspire me, they don’t inspire me in ways I can really write about. Many of them just stir up deep emotions that make me feel like I should do something. I do love quotes though; I love that they can tell me what I’m feeling when I don’t have the words, or that they help me figure out what I’m feeling, or that they can guide me towards how I want to be feeling. These are some of my favorite quotes that I’ve collected recently:


Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?

I’m not sure who came up with this quote originally, but I found it on a HuffPost article that attributes it to

The day I decided that my life was magical, there was suddenly magic all around me.
– Marabeth Quin

This quote is available on a beautiful piece of art on Etsy.


Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
– Mother Teresa

I try to live by that.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– C.S. Lewis

I always have to remind myself, and Dan, of this. As we’ve gotten older, we have started to realize how fast time is moving, and it keeps making us feel as though we are wasting our chances. But there really is a lot of time left to do things.


Don’t let something that’s long gone control you. It’s time to let go.
– Kushandwizdom

You can see more of the quotes I have collected on my Pinterest. I have an entire board dedicated to quotes! I also have a lot of quotes related to chronic illnesses on the “My Invisible Illnesses” board.

All of the photos in this post were taken by me, and just put here because I thought the post was boring without pictures!

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