People Explain Which Quotations Absolutely Changed Their Lives
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Great writing changes lives.

Great snippets can stay with us forever.

And beyond the grave.

So many people put great quotes on tombstones.

Redditor downtownshibawanted to discuss the words of wisdom that have left a forever mark. They asked:

"What quote changed your life?"

Wisdom is everywhere. I have found hope in the witty advertisement of a vodka bottle. You?


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"There is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse."


I Love You

"Grief is just love that has nowhere to go."


Andrew Garfield’s quote on this subject really touched me. When talking about his mother who passed away he said, 'I hope this grief stays with me. It’s all the unexpressed love I didn’t get to tell her.'”


So Empty

“'What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.'”



"'Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. -Rabbi Tarfon'"

"It helps when I'm feeling anxious about geopolitical events I have no control over."


The Burn

"'Doing what you love as a job is a great way to make it something you used to love.'"

"Former boss that got burnt hard. That's funny but honestly idk what his past was. He was a very bitter person when I knew him. He said that when I was talking about wanting to be a full time artist when I was younger. The idea gave me pause."



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"'It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.'"


I'm feeling slightly inspired so far. You?


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"Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm."



"There's this awesome webcomic called Multiplex that I used to read ( it finished its run a few years ago). It's mostly goofy jokes and snarky digs at Hollywood, but one of the characters said, 'You should get out of the mindset that for you to win, someone else has to lose. It's unhealthy.' Don't know why it stuck with me, but I've been trying to get out of that way of thinking ever since (I don't always succeed, but I'm trying man, I'm trying real hard)."


“it is what it is”

"Might be lame but my mom gave me a mug with 'it is what it is' written on it and it truly changed my philosophy about how I handle my anxiety. I was going through a lot but drinking coffee everyday with that mug really gave me a weird sense of peace."



"'Don't tell yourself no. Let someone else tell you no.' -- a co-worker who stopped me from canceling an interview 16 years ago. He's embarrassed that I bring it up because to him, it was just an off-the-cuff comment. But it literally put me where I am now."


'It's always those off-the-cuff remarks that do it. I will say, this one might be THE one from this thread that sticks with me... Most often it seems that the only person who ever gets in my way is myself."


No Room

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"The graveyard is full of people who had the right of way."


Words have power. Do you have similar quotes to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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