Whatever You Are, Be A Good One

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Whilst browsing through my local Waterstones last month, I discovered the cutest little book full to the brim with inspirational quotes. I've always been a quote person, even before I was a blogger - often, they provide me with the drive and motivation that I need to reach my goals. Whether you're in need on a sprinkle of inspiration or not, I have collated my favourite quotes from the book (which you can find here) to share with all of your beautiful faces. Enjoy!

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01: "It is not the light that we need, but the fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake" - we need the negative and frightening things in our lives to push us towards our dreams. Don't want to merely survive the storm; destroy it!

02: "If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want the taste of freedom, keep going" - never let anything stand in the way of what you really want. Nothing feels quite as sweet as achieving something that somebody said that you couldn't. Prove them wrong!

03: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club" - probably not the most appropriate quote, considering that I'm trying to pass on some inspiration.... but if you are in dire need of some encouragement, you have to take matters into your own hands

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04: "Gratitude is the memory of the heart" - the things that matter to you most in this world are the things that you should be grateful for. The heart remembers the small things, so you should appreciate them too

05: "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind" - if you are only to take one thing from this post, let it be this. The world has enough suffering, without you contributing to it. Throw kindness around like confetti

06: "If a thing loves, it is infinite" - the idea of love making you limitless is oh so beautiful, and oh so powerful. Love with all of your heart, and you will succeed at life

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07: "I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings" - optimism is such a key ingredient to happiness. Believe that you can do it and shoot for the stars, and you'll get where you want to be

08: "Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing" - a very similar message; take risks and set your targets stupidly high. What's the worst that's going to happen?

09: "Be curious, not judgemental" - more people need to learn this. If somebody lives their life differently to you, it's natural to be curious and not understand - but that does not give you any right to judge them based upon their life decisions

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10: "Leap and the net will appear" - another quote that embodies risk taking. Maybe you will fall, but you can get right back up again. Don't let anybody or anything stand in your way

11: "I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions" - I bloody love this quote. Sorry (not sorry) to quote Hannah Montanna, but nobody is perfect. Everybody has their flaws, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that so long as you are trying your hardest

12: "Whatever you are, be a good one" - at the end of the day, what you want to do with your life is completely your choice. Want to be an astronaut? Go to the moon! Want to be a history teacher? Get a degree! Want to write a fashion blog? Start typing! It doesn't matter what you are, so as you are the best that you could possibly be. Nothing more should ever be asked of you

I hope that this post provided you with a boost of confidence, and that you're now ready to go out into the world fighting. Deep down, you know that you can do it. What are you so afraid of?


  1. Love this post! Definitely going to try and get the book! xx


    1. 100% recommend it, even if it's just something you read on a down day :) x x x

  2. Oh Oh Oh! I need you so much right now!

    I am in desperate need of guest posters to keep my inspirational Wednesday going, if you are interested: http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/2015/02/notetoself-call-for-guest-posts.html

    Love, Charline xx

    1. Oooh, thank you for letting me know about this! I'll definitely have a scout around to find some good quotes to pass onto you soon :) x x x