Life quotes and sayings can give us a perspective on our own life that we may have not seen before. Enjoy these life quotes!
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“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~ Douglas Everet
Jane Fonda is an amazing icon of our time. She is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru.
To be in the limelight for so long, Jane is also uniquely very in tuned with who she is and what life means to her. She has so much wisdom to share with us. Check out my favorite Jane Fonda quotes below about relationships, healing, and aging.
1. “We are not meant to be perfect, we are meant to be whole.”
2. “I don’t need a man to feel whole. In my marriages, I’d lost parts of who I was because I was trying to mold myself into what I thought a man wanted me to be. I felt all those pieces flying back together.”
3. “If you allow yourself, you can become strong in the places where you were broken.”
4. “We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude. A more appropriate metaphor for aging is a staircase. The upward ascension of the human spirit, bringing us into wisdom, wholeness and authenticity.”
5. “When you’re inside oldness as opposed to looking at it from the outside, fear subsides. You realize, you’re still yourself, maybe even more so.”
Passion is what makes life worth living. It’s what makes us feel like our lives are fulfilled and satisfying.
In today’s world, we so often get caught up in obligations and responsibilities, we forget about all of the things that make us feel alive. We downgrade our passion to simple irrationality. Therefore, we pretend as if it’s worthless and has no meaning for us. But this is not true. Passion fuels us in a way that nothing else can. We can’t ignore it or it’ll make us sick. We can’t disregard it or it’ll make us miserable.
We must learn to honor it and allow it full expression in our lives.
Here are some quotes about passion. Let these words inspire you to open your heart to your passion again.
Life Quotes about Passion
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ~ Toni Morrison
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.” ~ Aristotle
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.” ~ Toni Morrison
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” ~ Martha Graham
“Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.” ~ Toni Morrison
“We must act out passion before we can feel it.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” ~ Toni Morrison
“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” ~ T. S. Eliot
“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” ~ James Joyce
“Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.” ~ Toni Morrison
Sometimes life can get hard or confusing or frustrating. We may not know what to do next or what path to take.
In these moments, I always turn to words. I don’t think there’s anything more powerful than words. Allow them to lift your mood and remind you that life is not about your to do list.
Life is about wonder and magic and beauty. Let your life become beautiful.
Quotes on Life
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ Mae West
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ~ Charles Darwin
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ~ India Aria
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ Allen Saunders
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ~ William Shakespeare
“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” ~ Sholom Aleichem
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha
“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” ~ William Shakespeare
“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” ~ Sai Baba
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” Bob Marley
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” ~ William Shakespeare
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ William W. Purkey
“In order to fly, you must let go of the world you’re hanging on to.”
~ Kurek Ashley
Love is the best. Not the superficial love, but the deep feeling of connection and compassion we feel for others and more importantly for ourselves.
Check out some of my favorite love quotes.
“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.”
~ Barbara de Angelis
“We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”
~ Leo Buscaglia
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”
~ Khalil Gibran
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
~ Helen Keller
“A life without passion is a slow way to freeze to death.” ~ Jada Pinkett
Passion is worth it.
We forget this. Often.
We convince ourselves comfort is important. Certainty is a must. The safe path is the one we should take.
So we abandon our passions or push them to the edge of our lives. We behave as if our passions are not important. We pretend they are just a bonus in life as opposed to the very foundation of life. We pursue our passions during our spare time, when we have time, and some times only occasionally.
This isn’t life. It’s certainly not what life was intended for.
I believe our lives should be built on our passions.
The mistake most people make is building their lives on the expectations of others. They want to feel safe and secure. They want life to be predictable. However, life can never be safe. It just wasn’t meant to be. Change is a constant in life. We can’t avoid it. There will be surprises and unexpected twist and turns. When our primary goal is to establish certainty, change freaks us out. However, when we live from our passion, we are in such a state of bliss and fulfillment that we have the energy to thrive even in the face of life experiences.
So find your passion, and live it. Whatever it takes. Whatever you have to do.
Move through fear for your passion.
Break through your limitations for your passion.
Become more than you ever thought you could be for your passion.
Our passions make us great. That’s what they’re in us for. They wait. They brew.
When we have the courage to express them, they cause us to explore our own infinite potential.
“You must begin wherever you are.” ~ Jack Boland
It’s so funny how we will procrastinate because we think we need something else before we can get started.
This is a myth.
We can always start right here. Right now. Right where we are.
There’s nothing you need, except maybe a little motivation.
When we know what we want, nothing can stop us. Everything yields and bends to us because our energy is strengthened by determination.
Figure out what you want, then unceasingly go for it.
Don’t wait for the perfect day. The perfect resources. The perfect people. The perfect amount of people. The perfect timing.
The timing is now.
When you begin moving, everything will open up for you. Everything you need will miraculously start showing up. You just need to make up your mind.
I’ve been there. I’ve seen it happen. In the most unexpected, unplanned ways, life, the universe, energy yields to the person who unceasingly goes after what they want.
Strengthen your mind and your heart. There will be obstacles. Challenges may temp you to quit. Don’t. Keep going and you will see what every successful person has ever seen.
We can open ourselves to accept miracles when we make up our minds to get started and never stop.
There are so many perspectives from which we can view life. We can see it as a gift or we can see it as a curse.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw someone use the tag, #fml which stands for “f$ck my life.” I just couldn’t believe someone would say this about their own life. Even if it’s a joke or just something to say. Words have power. And we should never speak negative words over our life. Our thoughts, our words, and our actions create the lives we live. Never say anything you don’t want to come you.
So why would some say this anyway? When things go wrong, we always want to blame life. Sure, life can bring us unexpected pain and suffering. But life is a journey. This means it is always changing, transforming, and adjusting. We never stand in one spot for long. Life makes turns and twists. Sometimes this brings us challenges. But the only way to deal with this journey of life is to become grounded in our best self.
As Les Brown says in the quote above, we are well equipped to handle life. But we can’t hide from it. And we can’t complain about every rough patch. We must maintain singular focus on who we are and what we were meant to offer to the world. This is the only way to ride life.