Quote Collector


Good evening champs, it's a little past ten o clock and I am finally able to sit. It's funny how you look forward to little things like that. Anyways, I spent my day working in Hollywood followed by a PR event at a rooftop bar. The bar had quite the view and was rather cozy. Luckily, I had the ole photographer boyfriend there to snap a few photos. Don't worry, I paid him via my mother's friend chicken recipe. Yum!

As far as stress levels, today was average. I definitely caught myself stress eating m&ms at one point, haha. So, to keep things simple for me, I dedicate today's post to words. I am going to supply a list of quotes that hold great value, tell a story or have simply knocked me on my ass. 

Are you ready?

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.
— Janis Joplin

I've been in love with this quote since I was 13. When I was 19, I got it tattooed on my ribs in script. 

If I couldn’t laugh, I’d rather die.
— Claudette Colbert

Honestly, I've just got a soft spot for this woman. She is also tattooed on my body alongside Clark Gable. 

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
— Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway may have been an alcoholic asshole, but this quote is spot on. 

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
— Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac is a mad talented poet and novelist. I could laundry list quotes from him, yet I chose this one because it rings true. My passion to write and travel are strong. I am not capable of living a happy life without the two. 

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
— Henry David Thoreau

Transcendentalism may have been my favorite part of English and Thoreau always stuck out the most to me. Plus, this quote alone sheds mad wisdom. 

It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
— Marianne Williamson

I'm all about introspection and self-reflection. 

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that it only takes one person - one moment - to change your life forever, change your perspective, color your thinking, force you to reevaluate everything you think you know, and make you ask yourself the toughest questions: Do you know who you are? Do you understand what has happened to you? Do you want to live this way?
— Cristina Yang

Grey's Anatomy may be a melodramatic series that is never ending, but Shonda Rimes got it right with Christina Yang.

If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others than you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself.
— Nikita Gill

Preach. There's something poetic about giving love another chance after someone's shattered the Earth beneath your feet. 

This post could go on for days, I have more quotes saved on my phone and written in a notebook than anything. I'm a quote collector and a nerd for words, what can I say? haha

Keep on keepin' on champs!




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