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"I wanted to know the book that changed their life, the book they recommend above all others, their most favorite read. If you’re looking for a new book to devour, a gift for a loved one, or an old treasure to reconnect with, this list is for you."
"Starting today, I take my power back. Starting today, I am enough."
"Life will happen in such random, fantastic, and fabulous ways that you’ll look back and laugh at the dots you connect and you’ll learn your missteps are still an important part of the dance."
"I wonder what kind of person you’ll grow up to be, and I wonder if your kind heart will survive the meanness of life like I hope it does, like I think it should..."
"I want to make opportunities, not just take them, and I want to push so strong and fight so long that my limits get tired of seeing me. I want to know my capabilities as well as I know my fears, and I want to slow dance with my nightmares until I have memorized their missteps..."
"There is nothing more important than immediate action. Grab life by the balls and squeeze, twist, and pull. Punch your fears in the face. Kick tomorrow in the teeth. Get shit done, do good shit, and make shit happen. Go out and make a fucking difference in the world. Begin immediately..."
"Let’s have mind-blowing, soul-shaking, toe-curling, giggle-inducing, don’t stop, won’t stop, gawk at galaxies inside our eyes and bite my lip as you devour my thighs fuck me senseless kind of sex. Loudly. Often..."
"Make him believe that he can do anything at any time with anyone, and show him that you are right there with him, down in the trenches, fighting dirty, side by side, smiling at him when it’s needed and crying with him when it’s not..."
"Go make memories. Go create stories. Go collect experiences. If I can sum it all up in one little sentence, let it be this: Live a life that would make you jealous..."
"It’s a unique kind of documentary that narrates my existence as I get older, a book of me written over the course of a lifetime, a dynamic time capsule of personal development. Here are ten truths I learned this year..."
"May the dust of regret choke your breath, may the fires of denial scorch your eyes, and may you crave thorns while aching for roses..."
"Seriously, what the fuck is going on in America right now? Where has our decency gone? The unity and community we fought wars to preserve and defend? How is hypocrisy the new law of the land?"
"I’m a man with a platform and a voice, a man who is trying to get better every day, a man who isn’t scared to say that I’m not where I want to be just yet, but I’m willing to have a chat about it. So let’s do that..."
"I hold this world in the palm of my hand and it’s on me to decide where I leave my fingerprints."
"You are living, breathing happiness."
"Stars are dim yet they stay lit and the light they shine knows not what it is, but they are seen and savoured no matter how big, and so, too, are we, if we only persist..."
"The problem is that people keep telling us to be more sensitive when that’s the only fucking thing we truly are. But, if we assume that all men are inherently sensitive men, what then? Where do we go from here? How does the charade end?"
"I will always soar. Soaring is a choice for people with wings, and we all have wings. Let’s help each other soar. That’s my message..."
"There is only one serious question. And that is: Who knows how to make love stay? Answer me that and I will tell you whether or not to kill yourself..."
"Let us be brave enough to be ourselves. Let us be powerful enough to resist the pressure to not pursue our own path. Let us be bold enough to make a difference. Let us honor ourselves and, in doing so, let us honor each other. Let us try to forget and let us remember to forgive..."
"The Fuck It Bucket is the bastard child of “shit happens” and “don’t worry, be happy." I’m not sure what else to say about the Fuck It Bucket, except that I can’t imagine my life without it..."
"Finding the right question is tough because there are so many of them, surrounding us, everywhere at once — in our heads, at our work, and throughout our lives. Here are a few of my favorite..."
"We live in world where vulnerability is rare, a world where compassion is endangered and basic human connection is nearly extinct, a world where kindness has become a revolutionary act, and that’s tragic, but we should never waste a crisis..."
"I asked more than 400 women about the one thing they wished men understood about them. This is a summary of what I learned, as told from their perspective..."
"The world will rip you apart regardless of your armor, and life will see through you no matter the makeup or excuses. In spite of our defenses, we are ultimately defenseless. That’s what makes us human. That’s what makes us free. That’s what makes us real..."
"When we are not wholeheartedly honoring who we are and what we feel, when we bite our tongue and hide our truth, when we take jobs we don’t want to buy shit we don’t need in order to please our parents or community, we suffer. And when we all do that, when we are all taught to do that, the suffering spreads..."
"Today was an avoidable, unnecessary, incomplete and internal battle that ended in defeat for a part of me I had to release, but I’m not quite sure that I feel free. And that’s okay."
"Remind me to always lie with you, but never to you, and that hurt only hurts while it lasts. Remind me to hold hands but never hold back..."
"I’ll always remember the first time you refused to hug me because you didn’t want me to smell the alcohol on your breath. But, then again, I remember a lot of things from those years..."
"This is me saying that it’s fine to cry, and it’s good to feel, and it’s wonderful and beautiful and reasonable to experience the world in all of its ridiculous and surprising shades, the dark and the light, the sunset and sunrise..."
"I did good work, made good friends, and met adversity time and time again, but I got by, and I’m still smiling, still humble. I’m grateful for the nightmares that sharpened my dreams, the fears that bolstered my bravery, and the deadness that made me feel alive..."
"Why would I choose to lust for the perfect adjective, crave the ideal verb, and long for that one true sentence, the one that burns with so much passion and perfection that my soul ignites, an unquenchable burn, a searing desire for more, more, more?"
"Buried deep in our chests, with none of us giving it any credit, concern, or commitment, the heart works hard. There is honor in that determination. There should be admiration for that diligence..."
"I’ve had countless conversations with women, from terrible to terrific and everything in between. Here are the twelve most memorable things a woman ever said to me, and what I learned..."
"The dark thoughts and past pains that prevent us from enjoying ourselves are banished when we boogie..."
"I’ve discovered countless creators who routinely fill my world with wonder, inspiring and challenging me to produce better work, be more vulnerable, and write more..."
"Sometimes hurt is rude and sometimes pain is mad. And, sometimes, in a small yard in a big city, sometimes heartbreak looks mean. We never know what a person’s story might be..."
"Yes, adulting is a total pain in the ass sometimes, but the more often and easily we remind ourselves that we are lucky, living, breathing miracles, the easier it becomes to be an adult."
"Yoga recognizes that failure does not exist. Rather, growth exists. Persistence and patience, these things are real. Challenge is seen as an invitation to expand, a daily practice proving that overcoming is possible. So is progress. And the more we practice, the better we get..."
"Your love is a lottery and I might forget the numbers I bet, but I won’t forget we won. I know the victory of us."
"Now is the time to finish this frustrating chapter you’re sick of reading, pages you want to rip out and burn if only to warm the coldness you feel for the choices you’ve made..."
"We have health pieces and hope pieces, wealth pieces and work pieces, pieces of our past, our dreams, and the things we wish to be. Nothing ever falls to pieces. Everything is always in pieces..."
"The best people I know are not immune to heartache; they are intimate with it. They are the blessed, broken angels circling the holy kingdom of forgiveness, the destroyed divine crying tears of pristine grief..."
"What if we gave the stars overhead the same attention as the screens in our hand? What if our dreams mattered more? What if we knew that we were enough? What if we lived in a world where you were me and I was you, and, most importantly, what if we do?"
"Shining armor isn’t something you wear, it’s something you are. Yes, be the knight that saves the day, but always remember that it’s not how you look that matters, it’s how you think, it’s how you feel, it’s who you are..."
"Small actions, done with ferocious determination and an unwavering commitment, will change your life. Small life changes are the real big life changes..."
"On December 17, doctors will remove half of Owen’s brain. This is Owen. Owen's my nephew..."
"Just like the real ones, if you want to complete your own picture, the advice is the same: start with the edges and work your way in..."
"On Instagram, words warm, typewriters are the new black, and poets are the new rocks stars. You just need to know where to look..."
"Progress isn’t always hustle and bustle, to do lists, and the grind. It isn’t lack of sleep or networking, and it’s definitely not being busy. Sometimes progress is a silent room. Sometimes progress means living your truth. Sometimes progress means freedom..."
"When we encounter conflict or chaos, we can flee or we can face it. Our problems never go away, and the idea that they will or might or should is actually a bigger problem than the problems themselves."
"Imagine this scene for a second: A student and a teacher sit silently, when suddenly the student turns and asks, 'What is the difference between heaven and hell?'”...