By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. – Macbeth
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire and burn, and cauldron bubble.
I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.
A touch of magic. A pinch of fright. Cast a spell. This festive night…
Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!
Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs, as midnight sighs.
Lock your windows, Bolt the door; Monster season’s Here once more!
My favorite color is October.
When witches go riding, and black cats are unseen, the moon laughs and whspers, ’tis near Halloween.
During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.
The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.
October is about trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year. People have an October as well.
I’m so glad I live in world where there are Octobers. – Anne of Green Gables
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
The moon has awoken the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken, the spell has begun.
Shadowns of a thousands years rise again unseen, the voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other.
Dracula, Bram Staker
There are darknesses in life and there are lights and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
Horror film don’t create fear. They release it.
There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.
On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be. – Love Letters to the Dead
October was always the least dependable of months…full of ghosts and shadows.
Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed
October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.
Carol Bishop Hipps
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
Henry Ward Beecher
October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.
In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Brackett, Halloween (1978)
“It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”
Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus (1993)
“Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!”
Ronnie, The Fly (1986)
“Be afraid … Be very afraid.”
“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds … true love?”
Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)
“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.”
Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow (1999)
“Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.”
Wednesday, The Addams Family (1991)
“I’m a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.”
Song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
“I was working in the lab late one night/When my eyes beheld an eerie sight/For my monster from his slab began to rise/And suddenly to my surprise. He did the mash/He did the monster mash/The monster mash/It was a graveyard smash. He did the mash/It caught on in a flash/He did the mash/He did the monster mash.”
Elizabeth, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
“I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.”
From “The Headless Horseman,” The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
“When the spooks have a midnight jamboree/They break it up with fiendish glee/The ghosts are bad but the one that’s cursed/Is the headless horseman; he’s the worst/That’s right, he’s a fright on Halloween night! When he goes a joggin’ ‘cross the land/Holding his noggin in his hand/Demons take one look and groan/And they hit the road to parts unknown/Beware, take care he rides alone!”
Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)
“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.”
The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”
Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Shannon A. Thompson
She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.
‘Tis the night — the night of the graves delight and the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without the wild winds shout, but no, it is they — it is they.
Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodied have power.
There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
Jack Skellington, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!
Richelle E. Goodrich
Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.
The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.
“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.”
COUNTRY LIVING Linus (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?”
“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.”
Stephen Graham Jones
Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.
Halloween isn’t the only time for ghosts and ghost stories. In Victorian Britain, spooky winter’s tales were part of the Christmas season, often told after dinner, over port or coffee.
I love that in celebrating Halloween, we can get lost in the magic of make-believe and fantasy no matter what age we are!
If I wasn’t even famous or had any success, I would still wake up and put tons of make-up on, and put on a cool outfit. That’s always been who I’ve been my whole life, so that’s never gonna change. I love fashion. I love getting dressed up. I love Halloween, too.
Halloween starts earlier and earlier, just like Christmas.
We were a family that made our Halloween costumes. Or, more accurately, my mother made them. She took no suggestions or advice. Halloween costumes were her territory. She was the brain behind my brother’s winning girl costume, stuffing her own bra with newspapers for him to wear under a cashmere sweater and smearing red lipstick on his lips.
The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over.
This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.
Millie Bobby Brown
I’m cool with people dressing up as Eleven for Halloween. I definitely want to open my door and give them candy.
To be the Grand Marshal of the most recognized Halloween parade in the world is so much fun. People plan for months and months to design their costumes, and it is amazing. It is a true competition and amazing to watch everyone.
I’m such a horror geek, comic geek and action figure geek. I’m inspired by so much – from Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino to ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Halloween’. Just show me something that doesn’t suck, and I’m happy.
As a kid, there are some things you looked forward to. You looked forward to Charlie Brown during Halloween and you looked forward to Monday Night Football.
For me, Halloween is year-round. But my Halloween is the real Halloween – dealing with the real dead.
No trick or treaters came to my house for Halloween. For some reason, people around here are scared of me.
Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special.
Halloween is all about being bold, daring, and creative! You get to be someone else for the night thanks to makeup and a costume. I pretty much do that on the daily, so I am not that big on Halloween, but I do appreciate a good costume and some incredible makeup.
I was in the sixth grade and living in Germany, when I was hanging out late with some friends. I turned around, and there’s a dude dressed up as Michael Myers following us all the way home. It was the scariest thing ever, and it always reminds me of Halloween. In my mind, I was so young, so I really thought it was Mike Myers following me home.
I love Halloween, and I love spooky stuff. I love horror movies. I love everything creepy, and I’ve always kind of wanted to do this, just do really dark pop.
I love Halloween – I’m a die hard.
I refuse to dress ‘hot’ for Halloween, ’cause I always have to have makeup and hair and look cute for my job. So on Halloween, I either go gory or weird or funny.
I love scary movies. I like blood and gore, and I love Halloween movies.
I love horror. I love ‘The Shining,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Halloween,’ all those kinds of things. I love zombies, especially ’28 Days Later’ and ’28 Weeks Later,’ where the zombies are going faster than the George Romero ones. I love being scared; there’s something that’s awesome about your heart rate going up like that.
I see my face in the mirror and go, ‘I’m a Halloween costume? That’s what they think of me?’
If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it’s Halloween. We haven’t taken it away from kids. We’ve just expanded it so that the kid in adults can enjoy it, too.
You look at Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, and Bush – if you saw them on Halloween, they wouldn’t need a costume. You’d give them a treat and compliment them on what great-looking demons they were. They are demons. There’s no doubt about it.
In Britain, the major public holiday used to be Guy Fawkes Day… that was celebrated on November 5th with things like bonfires and fireworks… I think that made Halloween seem preferable. The idea of having pumpkins and costumes and parties seemed much more appealing than burning down your neighborhood.
We always have this desire to wander, to move from where we are, go on places we’ve never been. The good thing is, the world is meant to be explored.
It’s a thrilling sensation. It is exciting to feel the water touching your feet, getting lost in trail of forests, being exhausted from long trekking on huge mountains. How exhilarating to taste the food you’ve never eaten? Experiencing local!
You get to meet people of different colors, of different cultures, and discover how everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way.
Everything is worth more than just seeing them in pictures and screens.
Wanderlust is something we crave for. It is something good for our soul.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars.”
– Jack Kerouac
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
– Aldous Huxley
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
– Miriam Beard
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
– Paul Theroux
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
– Pat Conroy
“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
– Hilaire Belloc
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”
– Anatole France
“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”
– Agnes Repplier
“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
– Roman Payne
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”
– Charlotte Eriksson
“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”
– Roman Payne
“The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.”
– Suzy Kassem
“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.”
– Aliyyah Eniath
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a while. Including you.”
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.”
– Katharine Butler Hathaway
“I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.”
– Christopher Fry
“Cover the earth before it covers you.”
— Dagobert D. Runes
“Adventure begins with a thought, decision and action.”
— Lailah Gifty Akita
“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”
— Shane Koyczan
“Everyone is a Wordsworth in certain moods, and every traveler seeks out places that every traveler has missed.”
— Pico Iyer
“Every journey is personal. Every journey is spiritual. You can’t compare them, can’t replace, can’t repeat. You can bring back the memories but they only bring tears to your eyes.”
— Diana Ambarsari
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
— Bill Bryson
“Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.”
— Katie Grissom
“Explore often. Only then you will know how small you are and how big the world is.”
— Pradeep Pandiyan
“I travel to be replenished with beauty, for travel makes the beauty of this world seem like a Christmas that never ends.”
— Carew Papritz
“When you’re traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
– Cesare Pavese
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Oh, Autumn! There are just so many reasons to love the season. Read this collection of autumn quotes to reminisce about the fairest season of them all.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
Autumn’s the mellow time.
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
Angie Weiland Crosby
Autumn whispered to the wind, “I fall; but always rise again.”
Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of 1st September was crisp and golden as an apple.
I see…the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.
Helen Hunt Jackson
By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the autumn.
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
My favourite season is autumn, and I love walking through woods.
Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.
Autumn wins you best by its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Hubert de Givenchy
It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that.
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.
The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.
Every year, I travel extensively in the autumn and the spring. I set most of the winter and summer aside for my family and my own tribal relatives. But during that traveling time, I often find myself visiting other native communities around the continent – perhaps a dozen or more each year.
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
I had only heard about Fall Out Boy a couple months before we contacted him. I heard ‘Saturday’ and ‘Grand Theft Autumn’ and thought the lyrics were smart and the singer was insanely talented.
As a child I always steered clear of science fiction, but in the autumn of 1977, the bow-wave of publicity for the first ‘Star Wars’ movie had already reached me, so I was eager for anything science-fictional.
It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’.
I enjoyed the whole process of learning and was always happy when autumn came and school or college started up again.
I think now that I’m in the autumn of my life, and I’m getting a chance of having an overview and looking at the shape of how things happen, when things happen, why things happen, I think it was fitting that I spent most of my early career doing mask work, because I just don’t think I was that comfortable in my own skin.
There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.
There is one thing I do miss in L.A. I love autumn.
Autumn is my favorite season
Helen Hunt Jackson
I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.
Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year, the head sinks lower and lower.
In two and a half years’ trekking across central Asia, I’d become attuned to the late autumn conditions when the hazards of winter can blow in under the cover of darkness.
Shopping for clothes is time consuming, it’s tiring, and it can feel like a waste of an autumn afternoon.
In the spring of 1936, I was introduced by friends to Jean Tatlock. In the autumn, I began to court her. We were at least twice close enough to marriage to think of ourselves as engaged.
I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.
Century-old records are the closest thing we have to a time machine. To listen to the voice of Theodore Roosevelt or the piano playing of Claude Debussy is to feel the years falling away like autumn leaves from a maple tree.
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at they sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.
F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
You return like autumn and I fall every time.
The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.
I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.
Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.
If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then Autumn would be the magic hour.
And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakend.
It was November the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind songs in the pines.
Autumn – a distinct smell… a mixture of dried leaves on the ground, smoke from the chimneys and sweet ripe apples.
I am made for autumn. Summer and I have a fickle relationship, but everything about autumn is perfect to me. Wooly jumpers, scarves, thin first, then thick, socks. The low slanting light, the crisp mornings, the chill in my fingers, those last warm sunny days before the rain and the wind. The moody hues and subdued palete punctuated every now and again by a brilliant orange, scarlet or copper goodbye.
I am such an autumn person. Give me a quiet, cozy spot with a simple view of gorgeous trees with colorful leaves on a crisp September day, fuzzy socks, a warm drink, and a good book and I will be in all my glory.
Autumn killed the Summer with the softest kiss.
William Cullen Bryant
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
Henry David Thoreau
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
“Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.”
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
44 Best Graffiti Quotes in Words Images and Colorful Graffiti Art
We’ve all seen graffiti at one time or another. It often depends on the neighborhood, but not always. Graffiti quotes are sometimes the sayings written on walls or other surfaces. They may be within an image or just by themselves. Graffiti quotes are also written quotes about graffiti.
plural of graffito.
(used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood’s decline.
(used with a singular verb) such markings as a whole or as constituting a particular group: Not much graffiti appears around here these days.
pl n singular -to (-təʊ)
(sometimes with singular verb) drawings, messages, etc, often obscene, scribbled on the walls of public lavatories, advertising posters, etc
archaeol inscriptions or drawings scratched or carved onto a surface, esp rock or pottery
“Should graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It’s way more important than that..”
Graffiti (both singular and plural; is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually as a form of artistic expression, without permission and within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.
Graffiti: Art or vandalism?
by CBS Sunday Morning
Published on Youtube on Mar 30, 2014
When people hear the word graffiti, many no doubt think of vandalism, but these days a growing number of enthusiasts are calling it art. Rita Braver tours a N.Y. museum exhibit of graffiti, some of which is worth upwards of $100,000.
“Look at the blogosphere – the biggest lavatory wall in the universe, a palimpsest of graffiti and execration.”
― A.C. Grayling
Mostly Short Quotes about Graffiti and some Crazy Graffiti Images
1. “My graffiti really comes more from a May ’68, sort of Situationist vibe than the hip-hop world. I think a real graffiti artist would find me a poser.”
― Mike Mills
2. “I grew up around New York, graffiti culture.”
― Adrien Brody
3. “I’m a painter. I was a graffiti artist, and I painted all over the world.”
― Olivier Megaton
4. “Graffiti is linear, and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls.”
― Cy Twombly
5. “I hate graffiti. It’s not yours – don’t draw on it! Is it that hard to comprehend?”
― Chad Michael Murray
6. “Gray hair is God’s graffiti.”
― Bill Cosby
7. “Law breaking, graffiti artist, dumb jock that I am, I’m pretty socially conscious.”
― Duff Goldman
8. “A tattoo is graffiti on the temple of the body.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley
9. “Graffiti art brings you back to your human skills – your spirit and what your being is really about.”
10. “I know about hip-hop culture, whether it’s graffiti writing or DJ-ing or being an MC.”
― Josh Peck
11. “After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture.”
― Jeffrey Deitch
12. “When I was 12, I decided to become a musician. ‘Physical Graffiti’ was the first album I ever owned.”
― Jeff Buckley
13. “The parts of graffiti I like are really antagonizing still – it’s not something that a museum would really embrace.”
― Barry McGee
“14. ‘American Graffiti’ was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death.”
― George Lucas
15. “I’ve heard my work called ‘bold’ and ‘graffiti-like,’ but for me it is always instinctual. I start with a shape or a colour and go from there.”
― Paloma Picasso
16. “Graffiti writers were the most interesting people in hip hop. They were the mad scientists, the mad geniuses, the weird ones.”
― Adam Mansbach
17. “I have a company that does design and animation, so obviously graffiti is definitely an intricate part of what we admire and respect in the art world.”
– Mick Ebeling
18. “When I listen to ‘Workinonit’ or ‘Two Can Win’ or ‘Anti-American Graffiti,’ it takes me to another place and gets me out of my head.”
– Isom Innis
“19. I watched a lot of movies about teenagers, including ‘The Last Picture Show,’ ‘American Graffiti,’ ‘Rumblefish.’ It’s one of my favorite genres.”
– Gia Coppola
20. “People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly.”
21. “Graffiti is beautiful; like a brick in the face of a cop.”
― Hunter S. Thompson
22. “If it takes more than 5 minutes, its not graffiti.”
― Mint Serf
23. “I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.”
― Carla H. Krueger
24. “Graffiti, citizens, is the name for the way capitalists deface their public buildings.”
― Adam Johnson
25. “If today i was a graffiti, i would be one on a train that goes to the South of France.”
― Alain Bremond-Torrent
26. “Everybody’s trying to leave their mark on the world. That’s why there’s graffiti and babies.”
― Kristen Schaal
27. “Graffiti doesn’t exist unless someone got a photo, because it’s gone immediately.”
― Jeffrey Deitch
28. “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.”
29. “Some people are enraged, and some people are applauding. If there were a mission statement for graffiti, that would be it.”
― Barry McGee
30. “If Graffiti is art and art is a crime then how come piccaso never done time?”
― Melvin Glover
31. “Graffiti is a pathetic attempt at anonymous recognition.”
― Randall Dale Adams
32. “Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
― Lawrence Ferlinghetti
33. “When you can’t think of anything else, photograph graffiti, nudes, or plants.”
― Bill Jay
34. “I didn’t have much of a life in crime as a graffiti writer.”
― Ryan McGinley
35. “Graffiti is only dangerous in the mind of three types of people; politicians, advertising executives and graffiti writers.”
36. “A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn’t correspond to the graffiti but the wall.”
― Jaron Lanier
37. “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.”
38. “His achievements read like the graffiti on the walls of a hangman’s changing room.”
― Jonathan Larson
39. “All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They’ve been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.”
40. “I am writing graffiti on your body. I am drawing the story of how hard we tried.”
41. “Hip-hop is a competition culture. It’s based around, “My DJ is better than you. My graffiti artist is better than you.”
― Ice T
42. “When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone’s graffiti.”
― Wayne LaPierre
43. “I find it easy to spot a depressive. The illness is scrawled across them like graffiti.”
― Sally Brampton
44. ““the people who run our cities dont understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit…
the people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff….”
Which one of these graffiti quotes did you like the most?
Which of these graffiti images appeals to you the most?
Let us know in the comments below.
Family—probably the most complicated people you will have in your life. There are times that you will hate them like hell, but you cannot afford losing them. It feels like they are the most annoying people in the world, but you will still find yourself standing for them and with them. They are the fundamental people that influence the way you go on with your life. They are the people who inspire us to move forward.
Losing one is losing a part of you.
Here are some Inspirational Family Quotes:
“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”
– Lisa Weed
“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”
“When family really needed you, nothing else mattered.”
― Shannon Stacey, Heat Exchange
“All families had started off in some mysterious way: to repopulate the earth, or by accident, or by force, or out of boredom; and it’s all a mystery what each will become.”
― Yuri Herrera, Signs Preceding the End of the World
“It was bittersweet and lovely how this thing called family could make you feel belonged, wanted and complete.”
― Diyar Harraz, Like The Starlings
“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.”
– Wanda Hope Carter
“The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.”
– Walt Disney
“At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.”
– Mark V. Olsen
“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.”
– Menacheim Begin
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.”
– Jonathan Foer
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
– Mother Teresa
“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”
– Anthony Liccione
“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.”
– Marvin J. Ashton
“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.”
– Philip Green
“Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?”
– Trenton Lee Stewart
“Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.”
– Reinhold Niebuhr
“Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.”
– Niki Taylor
“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”
8. “People are sick, confused and forgetful, and are mystified as to why.”
~ Steven Magee
9. “I know that I have found fulfillment. I have an object in life, a task … a passion.”
– George Sand
10. “There is always the question why
And there is always life,
Which doesn’t need an answer.”
― Dejan Stojanovic
179. “I believe it’s a woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear and if a woman can go to the beach and wear nothing, then why can’t she also wear everything?”
~ Malala Yousafzai
Why Quotes and are there any why quotes we can see?
First there are a few why quotes above. Then there are more, way more following this section.
Some may ask what is the purpose of quotes? Why do we even have them? Good questions so let’s answer them in layman’s terms, short and to the point.
Here are some reasons for why we have quotes:
To document or pay homage to the person who said it. These are often famous or well-known people.
Sometimes to provide information in a short easy to understand form.
Provide or invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader.
You can probably think of other reasons to use quotes. We’re talking about sentences and not quote or quotation marks. Famous quotations are frequently collected in books that are sometimes called quotation dictionaries or treasuries.
Diaries and calendars often include quotations for entertainment or inspirational purposes. The huge amount of online quotations, combined with the search engines, has effectively made the Internet the world’s quotation storehouse.
It is easy to find an unprecedented number of quotations with very little work involved. In fact if you just want something to do I challenge you to find and count a million quotes. You can do that easily online if you have lots of time.
180. “Why not show off if you’ve got something to show?”
~ January Jones
More Quotes using the Word Why as a Question or Answer or Explanation
11. “Why didn’t they ask the Evans?”
― Agatha Christie, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
12. “In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don’t know if there’s a god or not…”
― Bill Gates
13. “Why should I even bother? What’s the point, really?” He thought for a moment. “Who says there has to be a point?” he asked. “Or a reason. Maybe it’s just something you have to do.”
― Sarah Dessen
14. “Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?”
― Shannon L. Alder
15. “Why, if its going to be allright, do we see it getting worse every day?”
― Jeanne DuPrau
16. “Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.”
17. “Why?’ He asked.
‘Why what?’ What could I say? Noah, despite you being an asshole, or maybe because of it, I’d like to rip off your clothes and have your babies. Don’t tell.”
― Michelle Hodkin
56. “Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”
― Robert Kennedy
57. “The answer to every ‘why’ is to ignore it.”
― Marty Rubin
58. “Most of the time, a kid doesn’t think about what he’s doing or why. This is the privilege of childhood.”
― Robert Fulghum
59. “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”
― Joseph Stalin
60. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
― Zig Ziglar
61. “Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.”
― Taylor Hanson
62. “Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it.”
― Aidan Quinn
63. “My childhood is a part of my story, and it’s why I’m who I am today and why my career is what it is.”
― Misty Copeland
64. “You know sometimes when you’re in a really bad mood and you’re not sure why? That’s how I get sometimes.”
― Maisie Williams
65. “Some men see things as they are and say why—I dream things that never were and say why not.”
~ George Bernard Shaw
66. “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.”
― Sojourner Truth
67. “You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person.”
― Emily Weiss
68. “I’m hopeless at looking into myself and trying to see how things are working and why.”
― Tom Stoppard
69. “Love is so unconditional – love liberates; love is the reason why I do what I do, and so I think it is the greatest gift we have.” ― BeBe Winans
70. “Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”
― Alan Dundes
71. “Haters are our ammunition. They motivate us to continue fighting for our rights. That’s why I continue to share my story.”
― Jazz Jennings
72. “Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?”
― Bertrand Russell
73. “Sometimes you forget you’re famous. You wonder, ‘Why is that person staring at me?‘”
― Bob Newhart
74. “Oh, no. Not you, man. Why did we come here? This place is Hell!”
―~ Jason Medina
75. “‘No fear’ is a mindset that I stand for. It’s the reason why I’ve got to where I am today.”
76. “I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.”
77. “My cheeks explode when I smile. That’s why I have to look so nonplussed.”
― Rufus Wainwright
78. “Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?”
― Alexander the Great
176. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
~ James A. Froude
79. “I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”
80. “I’ve spent my whole life not talking to people, and I don’t see why I should start now.”
― Sally Ride
81.”When you look at the world, the world isn’t just one palette. It’s a beautiful rainbow, and why not have someone to represent that rainbow?”
― Joan Smalls
82. “Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.”
― Leo Tolstoy
83. “No is an answer, and you are not obligated to explain why.”
~ Nitya Prakash
84. “Incidentally, why was it that none of all the pious ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew?”
― Sigmund Freud
85. “Why not touch things that we hate and turn them upside down and inside out?”
― Alber Elbaz
86. “No-one posts photos of themselves on Instagram when you’re eating spaghetti hoops out of a tin going ‘Why?’”
― Aisling Bea
87. “Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.”
― Mark Twain
177. “If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’”
~ John Wayne
88. “Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why.”
― Simon Sinek
89. “Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?”
― Bill Watterson
90. “Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That’s why there’s the old saw: location, location, location.”
― Jeff Bezos
91. “The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars. That’s why he’s retiring.”
― Milton Berle
92. “How badly arranged the world is. What is the purpose of ugliness, suffering, sadness? Why our powerless dreams? Why everything?”
~ Gustave Flaubert
93. “Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.”
― James Randolph Adams
94. “When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?”
― Lisa Loeb
95. “Thank God I’m with the love of my life. That’s why I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”
― Garth Brooks
96. “The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it’s so addictive.”
― Gwyneth Paltrow
97. “Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.”
― Thomas A. Edison
98. “When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.”
― Russel Honore
99. “My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.”
― Thornton Wilder
100. “The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.”
101. “The organized domestic terrorism of the general public is why many people regard the police as corrupt.”
~ Steven Magee
102. “Why hit a conservative shot? When you miss it, you are in just as much trouble as when you miss a bold one.”
― Arnold Palmer
103. “Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.”
― Stephen Hawking
104. “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”
― Robert Frost
105. “I’ve always had a problem with authority. That’s why I had to be my own boss.”
― Chelsea Handler
106. “Motives reveal why we do what we do, which is actually more important to God than what we’re doing.”
― Joyce Meyer
107. “There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.”
― Rebecca West
108. “If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie?”
― Shannen Doherty
109. “To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?’”
110. “Maybe that’s why I like gymnastics – because I like to fly.”
― Nadia Comaneci
111. “Why read the current generation of text books when you have the ability to research and write the next generation of text books.”
~ Steven Magee
112. “Why not touch things that we hate and turn them upside down and inside out?”
― Alber Elbaz
113. “I don’t know why anyone would want to be a goalkeeper. It is a hard position to do well.”
― Paul Scholes
114. “Give me something to assemble, I won’t look at the directions, I’ll try to figure it out by myself. It’s why I love Ikea furniture.”
― Dave Grohl
115. “I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.”
― Stevie Nicks
116. “Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me.”
― Kublai Khan
117. “Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”
― Jonathan Safran Foer
118. “The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.”
― Jean Cocteau
119. “The most important question in the world is, ‘Why is the child crying?’”
― Alice Walker
120. “Why in the world would anyone want to photograph an old woman like me?”
― Lillie Langtry
121. “We all face storms in life. Some are more difficult than others, but we all go through trials and tribulation. That’s why we have the gift of faith.”
~ Joyce Meyer
122. “Why don’t you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I’m stronger).”
― Shaquille O’Neal
123. “Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?”
― Robert Benchley
124. “I hate flying. Know why? Because no one really understands how planes actually work.”
― Adam Levine
125. “Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?”
― Robert Benchley
126. “Why would Russia care about chemical weapons in Syria? They have no incentive to care.”
― Ron DeSantis
127. “Black, brown, white, yellow – why are we always talking about colors? I’m a girl. I believe in a global community.”
― Priyanka Chopra
128. “There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.”
― Toni Morrison
129. “Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.”
130. “Why is your skin the best feeling in the world?”
~ Kamand Kojouri
131. “Why should I marry? One marries to have children, but I already have children! My nieces and nephews are my children.”
132. “Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff.”
― Steven Wright
133. “Why buy a book when you can join a library.”
― Ricky Gervais
134. “Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
135. “If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?”
136. “Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.”
― Harry S Truman
137. “She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.”
― Benjamin Franklin
138. “We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?”
― Mahatma Gandhi
139. “You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?”
― Benjamin Franklin
140. “The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
141. “Great art is an escape from the agony of why.”
~ Robert A. Kearse
142. “If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”
― Will Rogers
143. “The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?”
― Henry David Thoreau
144. “Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
145. “Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.”
― Dale Carnegie
146. “Hip hop’s all about expression. That’s why I got into it.”
― Kevin Abstract
147. “The reason why I moved from Young Thug to Jeffery was because I felt like I did a wrong turn.”
― Young Thug
148. “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”
― Pablo Picasso
149. “Compassion isn’t morose; it’s something replenishing and opening; that’s why it makes us happy.”
― Sharon Salzberg
150. “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
― Eddie Cantor
151. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
~ Leonardo da Vinci
152. “Why, I’d horse-whip you if I had a horse.”
― Groucho Marx
153. “Why should I care about posterity? What’s posterity ever done for me?”
― Groucho Marx
154. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”
― Joe Namath
155. “If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.”
― Michel de Montaigne
156. “I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.”
157. “That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.”
― Corita Kent
158. “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”
― Lily Tomlin
159. “An anniversary is a reminder as to why you love and married this person.”
― Zoe Foster Blake
160. “We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?”
― Joseph Stalin
161. “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”
~ Donald Trump
162. “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’”
― George Bernard Shaw
163. “Why do you not practice what you preach.”
― St. Jerome
164. “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”
― Barack Obama
165. “The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.”
― John Locke
166. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
― Michael Jordan
167. “Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.”
― Johnny Depp
168. “If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?”
― Vince Lombardi
169. “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
― Robert Frost
170. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
― Henry Ford
171. “I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.”
~ Coco Chanel
172. “There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”
― William Barclay
173. “Why are you suggesting something… then deny to tell the whole thing?”
― Deyth Banger
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178. “Understanding why so many western women are giving birth to unnaturally large babies that either damage the birth canal or will not fit down it is one of the greatest challenges to modern medicine.” ~ Steven Magee
You often disregard yourself; you always take it for granted, or always blame it for all the flaws and imperfections. You crave so much love but deny it to yourself.
As one anonymous quote says, “If I ask you to name all the things you love, how long will it take for you to name yourself?”
It is now time to love yourself.
Your imperfections make you unique. Your flaws help you grow. You may fall, but that’s okay. As much as everyone knows, you are trying. You are doing your best. You are giving your best shot. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
You deserve as much love you give to other people.
41 Self Love Quotes
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
– Louise L. Hay
“Love yourself not in some egocentric, self-serving sense but love yourself the way you would love your friend in the sense of taking care of yourself, nourishing yourself, trying to understand, comfort, and strengthen yourself.”
― Frederick Buechner, Telling Secrets
“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
– Charles Bukowski
“You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.”
– Jennifer Lopez
“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”
– Louise Hay
“Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged. Repeat the above each day.”
― Brittany Burgunder
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
– Anna Taylor
“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”
– Jenn Proske
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
There are many reasons that people resist being mindful. When you practice mindfulness, it calls you to stop allowing the past or the future to be your constant focus. A lot of people are stuck in rut thinking.
They always dwell on thoughts of the past or the future. The reason that they do that is that they’re not completely happy with the present. It’s not where they want to be, and they’re not who they want to be.
They don’t realize that mindfulness can help them find that acceptance and peace in the present that they’re trying to find. People resist being mindful about the present because of fear about what they don’t know.
When someone doesn’t fully understand what mindfulness is, that can cause them not to want to have anything to do with being mindful about the present. They resist the change because they don’t know what it’s all about.
They don’t trust that being mindful about the present is going to help them in any way. There’s comfort in the familiar even if the familiar doesn’t make them happy. So, they stay where they are, rather than step out and reach for what could change their lives for the good.
Whenever you have a fear of the unknown and comfort in the familiar, you have a recipe for resistance to any kind of change, not just mindfulness. The period in someone’s life can also cause them to resist being mindful about the present.
If they’re going through a time where things are wonderful in their present, they can be reluctant to be mindful because they don’t want to rock the boat. It’s the same way if things are wrong in their present.
They won’t want to rock the boat and make changes because they’re afraid that things will only get worse. Sometimes, people resist being mindful about the present because they absolutely hate anything that pulls them out of their ordinary.
Because they don’t have a good grasp of mindfulness, they can’t understand the positives associated with it.
When a person has a mindset that’s always looking backward at how good things “used to be” they can resist mindful living in the present.
If they have a mindset of how good things are going to be “in the future,” then they can resist the present. These people have created fences in their lives mentally and emotionally, and they don’t want to stray beyond those fences.
Some people base their self-esteem and love themselves based on where they used to be or where they’re going. They wrongly believe that to have to be mindful about the present; they’ll have to lose themselves. They don’t realize all that they stand to gain.
Here are some quotes about mindfulness and meditation that will help you be mindful about the present.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there. – Deepak Chopra
The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you. – The Age of Enlightenment
The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s different to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. – Prasad Mahes
If it costs your inner peace, it is too expensive.
If you don’t have time to meditate for an hour everyday, you should meditate for two hours. – Anon
Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Buddha
Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it. – Crystal Andrus
Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. – Buddha
Every time you take a shower visualize washing away your stress and anxiety. Concentrate on the feel of the water upon your skin. Envision the power of the shower washing away your negative thoughts! Woosh! Envision fear, regret and anger soaping off you and swirling down the drain. – Karen Salmansohn
Inner peace begins the moment you take a deep breath and choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Marc Chernoff
When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life. – Christy Ann Martine
Meditation takes you beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into the pure awareness that is the source of all your happiness, inspiration, and love. – Deepak Chopra
You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our mind… Claim and consciously use your power. – Louise Hay
Meditation is a surrender; it is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way; it is relaxing into the way existence wants you to be. It is a let-go. – Osho
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen. – Rumi
Meditation creates more time than it takes. – Peter Mcwilliams
Prayer is when you talk to God; Meditation is when you listen to God. – Diana Robinson
Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness. – Caroline Myss
If it doesn’t feel good, it’s not going to feel any better by thinking about it longer. – Abraham Hicks
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have. – Eckhart Tolle
When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.
Being calm about everything allows your mind to find solutions. Calmness is also a state of trust. Instead of overthinking and overreacting, you just surrender for that moment and allow yourself to receive guidance for what doesn’t make sense.
Like a tree you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind. – Angela Farmer
Everytime you take a shower, visualize washing away your stress and anxiety. Concentrate on the feel of the water upon your skin. Envision the power of the water washing away your negative thoughts. Feel sadness, regret, anger, and depression washing right off you. Let it all go down the drain. Feel lightness in your body. Enjoy the clarity of your mind. Your soul is free of all that does not serve your highest good. You are ready for a new beginning.
In today’s rush, we all think too much- seek too much- want too much – and forget about the joy of just being. – Eckhart Tolle
If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. – Buddha
Most people assume that meditation is about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually, it’s about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going. – Andy Puddicombe
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
Positive Thoughts for a Positive Mind: 25 Quotes to Keep You Positive
As we get older, somethings are getting exhausting. The life we’re supposed to enjoy becomes a constant struggle of survival. There are days that you just want to disappear, not because you want to be gone but you want to have peace of mind. At some point, you feel like you’re the only one struggling. While everyone around you goes on their merry way, living the best times of their lives.
Adverse thoughts fill your minds, blurring out the vision ahead of you—your goal in life, your hope and dreams, your will to live. The feeling of envy, regret, and self-loathing slowly seeping beneath your skin, corrupting your optimistic views on life.
But hey, not everything is what they seem to be. Everyone has their own battle, everyone has their own demon to fight.
Life is difficult, but, don’t be too hard on yourself.
Here are positive thoughts for a positive mind.
Top 25 quotes to remind you positivity!
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
– Colin Powell
“Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
– Henry Ford
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein
“You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.”
– Kim Kiyosaki
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs
“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”
– Matty Mullins
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstein
“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
– Jose Luis Borges
“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”
– Aldous Huxley
“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
“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.”
– WA Ward
“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?”
– Rachel Carson
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
― Nora Roberts
“Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.”
– Paula Andress
“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”
– Helen Keller
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”