Day 4: Favorite Quotes & Why?

Nothing can be done against the truth, no matter how we remain in denial.” Selah by Lauryn Hill

I love this quote 1)because it comes from one of my favorite songs and 2) because it reminds me that whenever I have a problem or feel a certain way I have a tendency to pretend like it’s not happening or I pretend that it doesn’t exist at all. This reminds me to acknowledge my problems and work through them. If I don’t, I think they will literally EAT me alive.

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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

This quote is great! Man, that Hemingway, he was a pretty clever guy, huh? This quote is all about bettering yourself. Work hard, not to try and be better than someone else, but to be better than who YOU were yesterday.

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I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.” – Lucille Ball

If you don’t know by now, Lucille Ball is my favorite woman, redhead, comedian, ect.! I’m in love with her so this quote really spoke to me. I’m always worried about being judged. Let’s take last night for example. I got a box of hair color (yes, I know, I should just go to the salon but I have like a million greys on the top of my head and they needed to go quickly) and I colored my hair and it came out BADLY! The hair on the top of my head was a light reddish mess (hey! Lucy and I match!) so I went back to Target and I almost had a panic attack. I went in to buy another box of color to correct the problem and I thought everyone in the store was looking at me and my awful hair. In reality, I’m sure no one even noticed me. Well except for the girl in front of me at the check out who I’m pretty sure was laughing at me. I like this quote because it’s kinda like a reality check. NO ONE cares or even notices as much as you think they do so be yourself, don’t be embarrassed, and live your life the way you want to.

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

This is a pretty popular quote and it’s one of my favorites. It’s weird because I think about this quote a lot. It’s kinda like a “think before you speak” or “if you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t say anything” reminder and sometimes I REALLY need to do that.

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If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.” – Earl Wilson

I thought this quote was hilarious! I’m not sure if it’s the baseball player Earl Wilson that said this or the columnist but either way, they are correct! You miss paying a bill or you accidentally pay it late and you just made a few new “friends” that don’t mind calling you multiple times a day and sending you letters in the mail.

Let’s recap! All my favorite quotes remind you to not run away from your problems. Acknowledge and keep it moving! Always work on improving yourself for the sake of being a better person. Don’t let the fear of judgement from others keep you from living your life. Sometimes being quiet and not saying anything is best. And finally, pay your damn bills on time, people!

Have a great Saturday! It’s beautiful in New Jersey so I think I might venture outside today.



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