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A running list of my favourite words strung together, about:


  • You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly. – Colin Wright
  • Life is short, stay awake for it.
  • Love life and it will love you right back – Unknown
  • No one’s interested in something ya didn’t do – The Tragically Hip
  • Life’s a climb, but the view is great
  • You can do anything you want, but you can’t do everything you want
  • At the end of the day it’s just you, so make sure you like the person you’re alone with
  • You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. – Max Ehrmann (Desiderata)
  • Stay close to people who feel like sunshine
  • The what if’s and the should I’s and the could have’s will eat you alive if you let them.
  • There is nothing prettier than a girl in love with every breath she takes – Atticus
  • A full life is painted with broad brushstrokes – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Life on earth wasn’t supposed to be perfect; it was just supposed to be life – miracle enough when you thought about it – John Leland (Happiness is a Choice You Make)
  • Sometimes I wish I could go back in life- not to change anything, just to feel a few things twice
  • Dear yesterday, I love you. Dear tomorrow, you better be goddamn beautiful- I’ve got expectations lit on fire – Janne Robinson
  • Nostalgia: a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
  • Love life and it will love you right back
  • The world is a confusing place, meaningful and meaningless at once – Michael Finkel (The Stranger in the Woods)
  • Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards
  • In the great swell of “what if”, we forget about what is – Leon Logothesis
  • The days are long but the years are short – Gretchen Rubin
  • You can do anything you want, but you can’t do everything you want 
  • Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy 
  • I always tell the girls never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. If you never get hurt, you always have fun. And if you ever get lonely, you can just go to the record store and visit your friends – Almost Famous
  • When you cant find the sunshine, be the sunshine
  • Someone is happy with a lot less than what you have
  • A big happiness based on small moments of joy
  • Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling
  • Life really begins at the edge of your comfort zone 
  • Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having
  • Being young is the most fantastic, exciting adventure you will ever endure 
  • I hope there are days you fall in love with being alive 


  • Normality is a paved road, it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.
  • Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t wanna live there 
  • Good vibes and great adventures
  • A ship in port is safe but that’s not what ships are built for
  • And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling  


  • The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark – John Muir
  • The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning, you didn’t even think to ask 


  • Life is short, go outside – Unknown
  • Outside is the best side
  • People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us – Iris Murdoch 
  • Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt. – John Muir
  • Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too
  • I never saw a discontented tree – John Muir


  • Your body is the only place you absolutely have to live in; take care of it


  • If you always do what interests you at least someone is pleased
  • Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
  • You have to be interesting, you have to have interests away from the narrow thing of what you do. You have to be somebody who somebody else wants to talk to – Lloyd Blankfein 
  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give


  • Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative
  • Go deeply into the Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • May there be sunshine in your soul today
  • Surrender to the flow
  • Those with less become content, those with more become confused – Tao Te Ching 
  • Be where your feet are 
  • All profound things are preceded and attended by silence – Herman Melville
  • Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is-  the monk who
  • Distract yourself with presence
  • How strange it is to be anything at all
  • I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze    


  • I just need you and sunsets
  • When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too
  • Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe? 


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