Caroline Meyers
August 31, 2015 5:00 am

Some Mondays are harder than others. We’ve all been there. Dragging your heels all the way to the office, drowning in your own mental to-do lists. Coffee just makes you jumpy and that shower only made your hair wet. You need some motivation, like real, clear-your-brain motivation to start your day off with the right intentions. And there’s nothing like a beautiful quote to kickstart you right in the heart. Keep these little nuggets of wisdom in your back pocket all day and stay inspired.

“The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”

Jennifer Niven

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Remember one thing only: that it’s you – nobody else – who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else.”

–e.e. cummings

“It was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials.”

John Steinback

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

J.K. Rowling

“You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.”

John Green

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic, will never find it.”

Roald Dahl

“For what it’s worth…it’s never too late, or in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

Eric Roth 

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