Quotes I’m Loving Now


“I believe everything happens for a reason.  People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right.  You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself…and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”    – Marilyn Monroe


“Dwell in possibility.”    – Lisa Kogan


“Bloom where planted.”


“Sometimes we run away to be reclaimed, to be reassured that if we are not wholly understood, at least we are loved.”

– Melissa Pritchard


“But he’d come to understand that each one of us was alive, intensely alive, right until the instant of death.  And then each of us was gone.  There could be no substitution….We lived and died all of us- lucky strikes.  Single lights and voices in the dark.”

The Postmistress


“It takes a lot of courage to let go of the familiar, the seemingly secure and to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”

–  Alan Cohen


“I miss some things, in some ways, sometimes.”

– Unknown


“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

– Unknown


“Friends leave.  And things change.  And life doesn’t stop for anyone.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

– Anais Nin


“You are so young, so before all the beginning, I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.  Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be give you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything.  Live the questions now.  Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke


“You can’t pick up and leave everything behind because there is too much sadness in the world and not enough places to go.”

The Patron Saint of Liars, Ann Patchett


“No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention.”

– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”

– Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories


“We are not nouns, we are verbs.  I am not a thing- an actor, a writer- I am a person doing things- I write, I act-  and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

– Stephen Fry


One thought on “Quotes I’m Loving Now

  1. Susan Goetsch says:

    Hi Brit,

    I love your quotes you have posted. I actually got a book to write some quotes just like you did but I still have not done it. I do not know why I am procastinating. So you read the Postmistress. Is it good? I still have it on my list to read. I will be picking up the book, the “Wild or whatever it is called tomorrow from the librarty”. 🙂

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Hi! I’m Brittany and I served in Peru from 2011- 2013. I’m from Maryland, and went to school at American University in DC. This blog attempts to capture the crazy beautiful, difficult life that is Peace Corps and readjustment to life back in the States.


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