a collection from ‘brave enough by cheryl strayed’ and others.

“let it sting because it will for a while” 

“you go on by doing the best you can, by being generous, by being true, by offering comfort to those who can’t go on.”

“what if i was sorry, but if i could go back in time i wouldn’t do anything different from what i’d done?”

“what if all of those things i shouldn’t have done were what got me here?”

“inhabit the beauty of your beastly body and strive to see the beauty in all other beasts.”

“fear begets fear. power begets power. i willed myself to beget power. and it wasn’t long before i actually wasn’t afraid.”

“bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyway.”

“many people you think have it easy worked hard for what they got… many people who seem to be gliding right along have suffered and are suffering.”

“how would your life be transformed if you chose to love this time with all your intelligence?”

“whatever i go thru, i get thru. so even when i’m not good..i’m good.”

“i  can write the saddest poem of all time tonight. i loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”

“when the things get for real, my warm heart goes cold.”

“if you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together.”

“it’s funny how they act now.”

“promise me one thing – don’t bring me home until i’m drunk.”

“love what you have, before life teaches you to love what you lost.”

“some people are old at 18 and some young at 90.” 

“i have what i have and i am happy. i’ve lost what i’ve lost and i am still happy.” 

“to have someone understand your mind is a different kind of intimacy.” 

“never ruin an apology with an excuse.” 

“to live is the rarest thing in the world. most people exist, that is all.” 

“what will they write upon my grave?
a free man born as a king, who died as a slave
but everything he gave her was for nothing though
oh no i can’t fade that shit i gotta let you go.” 

“i’d do anything in my power to make you happy. anything at all.” 

“i spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”

“i’m savin me for u.”

“all I ever did was think about you, dream of being part of your life.”

“my love, i’m ready to do everything for you.”

“you’re the best thing that never happened.”

“you turned into everything you said you’d never be.”

“it doesn’t always need a knife to kill someone. it just takes a simple goodbye.”

“i spend most of my nights at home, falling in love with the idea of you.”

“i let my walls down for you, but you only made me remember why I built them so high.”

“we don’t choose to be unloved by the ones who should love us.”