Quotes for Everyone

Following Tuesday’s trend, I decided that it’s about time to start flaunting the quotes I’ve saved in my photo gallery and by quotes, I mean non-bookish quotes. There is something here that will apply to everyone, challenge your thinking, embrace your freedom and individuality, and hopefully some that make you laugh.

The one who is truthful does not care about his status in the eyes of the creation. – Ibnul-Qayyim Rahimullah.If you care all too much about your social status for all the wrong reasons, you are more likely to lie, in my opinion. I’m not hating by the way, we are all human beings after all. A bad action does not maketh a bad person.

You want me to change my life to appease some aunty I’m never going to see? You want me to change my life for Naila aunty? FUCK NAILA AUNTY! Hasan Minhaj, Homecoming King. Say it louder for the POC’s in the back!

“Winston’s about to do some puzzling.” “I think I’m getting my period.” – Winston Bishop, New Girl. What’s life without whimsy? What’s life going to be like with no more New Girl thus no more Winston and Cece?

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Whenever one person stands up and says, “Wait a minute, this is wrong,” it helps other people to do the same. Gloria Steinem

Some people are always going to be monsters. You can’t ever make them into heroes. – realastrology, Instagram

So much of what we learn about love is taught by people who never really loved us. – my_sweetv, Instagram. Ain’t that the truth?

You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are.Amber Heard

If I had one wish, I would hope that the next person I give my soul to can accept me for who I am. I don’t have the energy to walk on eggshells anymore. That’s not love to me; love is acceptance.Sylvester McNutt

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice. –Martin Luther King, Jr. False harmony is not real harmony.

There are dreamers, and there are realists in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not, the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well, without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground. – Cameron Tucker, Modern Family. I love realists! And I love Mitchell and Jay!

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“Critics say that getting married was a dangerous step for you because male audience doesn’t fantasise about a married actress.” “I’m very happy about that.”Kajol Devgn, Bollywood actress

“What do you have against Hank Hippopopalous? Everyone says he’s a really nice guy.” “That’s exactly the problem. Because he’s so nice, people don’t want to think he’s capable of awful things, so they let him off the hook.” (1) “When we know what we know about a monster like that and we still put him on TV every week… We’re teaching a generation of young boys and girls that a man’s reputation is more important than the lives of the women he’s ruined.”(2) (Also, stop watching Johnny Depp’s and Woody Allen’s films if you really do care about the #metoo movement.) “You know, it’s funny. When you look at someone through rose-coloured glasses… all the red flags just look like flags.”Bojack Horseman

The mind is beautiful because of the paradox: it uses itself to understand itself.Adam Elenbass

Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.Unknown

Unfuck yourself. Be who you were before all that stuff happened that dimmed your fucking shine.Unknown

We should all try to right the wrongs we see every day instead of just complaining about them.Jacqueline Kennedy

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement. –Will Rogers

How can anyone dislike Harry James Potter he discovered he could talk to snakes and his first reaction was to make small talk.alrightevans, Tumblr. Also, my blog is a Harry James Potter hate-free blog. He’s the best and kindest of the trio, lion house and lion-heart!

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You deserve to be with someone who looks at you every single day like they’ve won the lottery and have the whole world in front of them.perfectsayings, Instagram

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Once a dude interrupted me, and a second dude said, “Wait, she is saying something.” Anyway, I married the second dude.@KJezerMorton, Twitter (Everyone needs to be on Twitter!)

Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.Michael Scott, Wayne Gretzky, The Office, Life. Also, does anyone ever rewatch the episode where Michael and Holly meet? That episode has a wonderful way of lifting my spirits!

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You wanna go somewhere and get weird with each other?Scrubs. And yes, always.

Sorry I want more for myself than just playing second fiddle to a narcissist. – Cosmo

I just got a man kicked out of the bar for slapping my ass. I have never seen a man so appalled and confused for seeing a woman stick up for herself. Happy 2017 bitch, get the fuck out.@haeyhuebner12, Twitter

You can’t have a solution until you start dealing with the problem: What you reveal, you heal.(1) The strongest thing a man can do is cry. To expose your feelings, to be vulnerable in front of the world. That’s real strength. You know, you feel like you gotta be the guarded person. That’s not real. It’s fake. (2) – Jay-Z, NY Times. And hey, if any of you guys ever want to talk about how you’re feeling just send me an email or a message, okay?

There’s a big difference between not giving a fuck about what people think and not being considerate or empathetic towards other people’s feelings, some of y’all aren’t bad bitches you’re just fucking rude.@bbylchee, Twitter. SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK. You can love yourself and still be polite and possess good manners. For God’s sake, be polite. You’re never too important to be kind and decent to others.

Okay, that’s enough. One day, just one day, I will do some more but this is enough for now. I’m sure that by the time I do this next time, my phone gallery will have accumulated many, many, many more. Also, also, also, major also, if you enjoyed this and want to do one yourself, do do it. I would love to see what you picked!


What is your favourite quote from this list? Do you agree or disagree with any of the quotes on this list? Also, name me a quote you abide by or a quote that is relevant to you right now or this year. Let’s discuss!

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25 Comments

  1. I like most of these quotes, Soph, but I think the Will Rogers one is my favorite. Gosh, how I miss Scrubs, what a great show that was! Here’s one for you from _The Bone Clocks_ by David Mitchell: “People are icebergs, with just a bit you can see and loads you can’t.” And hell, a bonus quote from same: “Being born’s a hell of a lottery.”

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    1. I think it’s one of my favourites too!
      The one from David Mitchell is making me think… the less you see, the more you know and the more you see, the less you know? Is that what it means?
      A wonderful lottery if you spend that money wisely.

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  2. These are some lovely quotes. OMG WINNIE THE BISH I love him sooooo much. When that show had its not-so-good seasons I kept watching for Prank Sinatra. He’s so relatable.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/alivelez/winnie-the-bish?utm_term=.gvv7yKXpbY#.migXrnEbVQ

    And his relationship with his fur son, Ferguson. ❤

    Also was that Scrubs quote from Dave Franco's character!? S9 was the first thing I saw him in and I l o v e d him and still do. Coolcoolcool.

    Some I thought of //

    “Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source.” // Iroh
    “Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life’s true delights.” // Iroh
    ”I know now that no one can give you your honor. It’s something you earn for yourself by choosing to do what’s right.” // Zuko
    “The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same. We are all one people, but we live as if divided.” // Guru Pathik

    Whoops let me just quote all of Avatar 😀

    “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” // Cher

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    1. He’s the best on that show. ❤️ I like that you relate to him 😉, welcome aboard New Winnie, I’m your commander New Jessica Day for the day! I don’t think the first few seasons were that great, I preferred the later ones because there’s more Winston (and Coach 😍) and Cece… and thanks for that buzzfeed article, it’s just making me miss him more. 😭

      Paha, yep from Scrubs!

      Pride quote: 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 pride is the source of shame, pride and self-respect are two different things.
      Tea: need to do that, where are you finding these fascinating strangers?
      Honor and illusion: 👏👏 we love as if divided… yes, we do, we really do.
      PAHA all the yes’s to the foolish one, omg, it takes a lot of courage to be foolish!
      Love love love your comment. 💖

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  3. I loved this post! We often praise quotes from books but forget quotes/sayings which may be really true for someone.
    “You want me to change my life to appease some aunty I’m never going to see? You want me to change my life for Naila aunty?” This is the best and the ones by Gloria and Amber Heard.

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    1. I think every desi POC felt that one. This relates to all of us in the Asian community, my goodness. Our lives have been dominated and, in some cases, shaped by: “what will people say?” I would recommend the Netflix special, he’s a Bengali Muslim and speaks about our culture, so I think you’ll enjoy it. 😄

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