Quotations for Now


*** Scroll down for the postings. (They're down below the quotations. Yes, I do tend to get a bit carried away by inspiring quotations!) Vaccine-related postings are listed in a column on the right-hand side of the page, also down below the quotations (topmost is the most recent).

“The whole deal about loving truly and for real and with all you’ve got has everything to do with letting those we love see us. Silence makes hard things harder than they need to be. It creates a secret you’re too beautiful to keep. Telling has a way of dispersing things.” – Cheryl Strayed, quoted in the brilliant quotation collection Brave Enough

“If you can’t say something, you can’t see it either.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“What is mentionable, is manageable.” – Source unknown

“Before healing can take place, the poison must be exposed.” – Source unknown

“Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.” – Source unknown (quoted right at the beginning of Cheryl Strayed’s quotes collection Brave Enough)

“Withholding love distorts reality. It makes the people who do the withholding ugly and small-hearted. It makes the people from whom things are withheld crazy and desperate and incapable of knowing what they actually feel. Don’t be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word love to the people you love, so when it matters the most to say it, you will.” – Cheryl Strayed, quoted in the collection Brave Enough

 “Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal. Therapists and friends can help you along the way, but the healing – the genuine healing, the actual real-deal, down-on-your-knees-in-the-mud change – is entirely and absolutely up to you.” – Cheryl Strayed, quoted in the collection Brave Enough

“Forgiveness doesn’t just sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up the hill.” – Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild (& harvested from her recent collection Brave Enough)

“Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.” – Shakti Gawain

“Cut your losses. Go where the energy is.” Janet McNeill

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” – from the Talmud

“Life is change...Growth is optional...Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark

“Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton (more truth quotes)

“Each day we are born again to start our life anew.  What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you. No one knows how it will all end.” – Háfiz

“Just to live is holy. To be is a blessing.” – Rabbi Abraham Heschel

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