My Top 5 GO-TO Quotes πŸ’‘πŸ’•

Words have an impact on all of us…I guess that’s why so many of are here, writing, reading, learning. Because words leave an impression. They can make us happy, they can make us sad, they can make us nostalgic, and even enrage us at times. They can also inspire us, motivate us, or definitely make us think and reflect. These words can be lines from a poem, dialog from a movie, or even a quote said by famous personalities or one made famous by popular culture.

So in this post, I thought I will share some of my favourite quotes, which I carry with me in my heart and remind myself of, whenever needed. Here goes.

1. PEOPLE WILL NEVER TRULY UNDERSTAND SOMETHING UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO THEM.

I truly believe that for someone looking outside in, they can never really understand exactly what you’re going through. Especially, if they haven’t been in the same or atleast similar circumstances. At best, They can try to understand, they can sympathize, they can empathize. But no-one will really know the storm brewing in your mind, body or heart unless they have been in the exact same situation. And if you see it logically, it kinda makes sense too. How can anyone know a certain feeling or a certain pain when they haven’t experienced anything close to that themselves. So it will be wrong on my part to even expect that. So when I am going through some major shit and someone (with good intentions), says stuff like ‘I understand’, or ‘I feel you’, when I know they have no clue what it feels like, earlier my inner voice would be like ‘No dude, you don’t understand, you have no idea what it’s like, so don’t talk shit and Shut the F*** up 😑πŸ₯Š’. But remembering this quote restores the zen in me and makes me say ‘ThanksπŸ™πŸ˜Š’ instead. Saves some pretty nasty fights I’d say.

2. DON’T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS. THERE’S NO COMPARISON BETWEEN SUN AND THE MOON. THEY SHINE WHEN IT’S THEIR TIME.

Most of us have this terrible habit of comparing ourselves with others. Could be comparison of looks, health, wealth, good fortune et al. And end up feeling terrible seeing others doing so well while we are heading nowhere. I am guilty of this too. But when I came across this quote, it really made me realise that each of us have our own journeys, our own struggles and our own time to shine and thrive. It’s really not fair to compare myself to someone more successful (for example) when I have no idea how hard that person must have worked to get there. And that he/she must have struggled way more than me to achieve what they have got. So all I have to do is remind myself that now is their time to shine. If I have a goal and work towards it, tomorrow will be my time to shine.🌞🌞

3. LET IT HURT, LET IT BLEED, LET IT HEAL, LET IT GO.

We all get hurt, either by people or our circumstances. Holding onto those grudges only makes us bitter and cynical. It keeps us from being happy or content. So whenever anything or anyone Hurts me, I give myself some time to process it, maybe even cry it out and then to eventually try to let go of the emotional baggage coz it really serves me no purpose dragging it around and getting bogged down by the pressure of it. Of course it doesn’t come so easily always. But then we are all works in progress, aren’t we? So I keep telling myself this: Let Go and Break free. πŸ™‚

4. WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME GAME; JUST DIFFERENT LEVELS. DEALING WITH THE SAME HELL; JUST DIFFERENT DEVILS.

I just love this quote. We are all going through some difficulties or the other, maybe we don’t know it, we don’t realise it. But we are. Every one has their own devils to deal with. So no judgement, no comparison. Just keep going. Life is one big complicated mess and we are all riddled with some trouble or the other. Do your best, face your own challenges, try your hardest to overcome them and move ahead. So even in our bad times, we are not alone. Someone might be having it better right now, but some others are going through worse. Always remember that.

5. THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Saved my most favourite quote for the last. I derive a lot of strength from this one. Whenever I am low, I keep telling myself this, over and over again. Nothing is permanent. Bad times don’t last forever. They will give way to better days and happier times. Just be patient and sail through the storm. Have faith in your heart. Know that This too shall pass. πŸ’—πŸ’—



So these were my 5 favourite quotes that give me strength, courage and hope. I hope they resonate with you all. What are your favourite quotes? Please share in the comments. I’d love to read them and maybe add to my list of favourite quotes.

Stay strong. Be happy. Love to you all πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

31 thoughts on “My Top 5 GO-TO Quotes πŸ’‘πŸ’•

  1. πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

    πŸ’Ž Buttons and Triggers EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Words Do, In Deed, Speak Louder than Actions

    πŸ’Ž – Diamond Hard – πŸ’Ž

    …πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž…

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      1. πŸ’œ YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve πŸ™ , Stay Strong and Serene, We ARE One who ARE Many rather than Many who ARE One

        …πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

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      1. You are very welcome.
        A personal favorite that comes to mind is – The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion, the tunnel is. I wrote a blog post based on it recently with some personal photography. You might have read it, it is titled “Of Tunnels, Life & Illusions”. Thank you for asking πŸ™‚

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  2. That made great reading! My dad is someone who reads a lot and quotes a lot (the lecturing type πŸ˜€)- and yet these except the last one are new to me – and very meaningful too, and inspiring! I know the first one differently – “only the wearer knows where the shore pinches” – I think it means the same.

    My dad’s best quote is ” lend everyone thy ears but not everyone thy mouth” – maybe the reason why I talk very less and am credited to be a good listener (the snoopy type of charater).

    My father in law often quotes “when in Rome do as the Romans do” to justify all his actions that are opposed to the run of the mill πŸ€ͺ

    I often use “Rome was not built in a day” to justify my procrastination.

    I often use “early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise” as sarcasm to my family πŸ˜€

    There – my five go to quotes, and one bonus one below

    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. I don’t understand this one TBH, I hate apples, they should keep everyone away I think 😝

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    1. So good to have you back here Deb. I missed you insightful comments all these days πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
      ‘only the wearer knows where the shore pinches’ I haven’t heard this before, so learnt something new thanks to you…love your dad’s best quote…it’s really true we talk less and speak more when it should be the opposite 😊
      And why do you hate apples? I can think of worse fruits like guavas (they are either too soft or hard and the seeds get stuck in my teethπŸ˜–πŸ˜›)

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      1. Thank you so much, and my apologies on the typo, it’s “only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches” .
        And you are spot on about the guava seeds, they get stuck in everyone’s teeth impartially πŸ˜€ it’s just that I have a guava tree so getting the fruit when it’s neither too hard nor too soft is a possibility for me 😊

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  3. Love going through your words. I don’t think any of my day goes without a quote-each one serves a diff purpose though-somedays I need motivation, few just accompany me in my gloomy times but quotes are a must everyday. The second one and the last ones are my favourites from your list.
    However, there are two instances in my life when the words uttered made an impact-

    Once when my husband quoted during one of our conversations and I seriously kinda clung to it. He said – ‘One has to own their bloody action, no matter how big or small impact it has’.

    Second quote is something very common- ‘There is no such thing as a free lunch’.

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    1. Thank you so much dear for your sweet and kind words πŸ˜˜πŸ’•
      I loved the saying quoted by your husband…it’s so true, good or bad, one has to own their action , stand firm and unapologetic for their beliefs…very well said πŸ’–πŸ’–

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