Quotes that are close to my heart

As a writer, reader and general lover of words, quotes are like my crack, I live for the perfect quote, collect them like flowers. There’s something so special about finding a quote that speaks to your soul, that you find yourself returning to again and again (plus they make for pretty killer Instagram captions). If I had a comprehensive list of all of my favourite quotes it would count to the hundreds, but here are a few that are close to my heart right now that I think you will love too (plus some pretty photos because, aesthetic):

  • “How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless” – Paul Bowles
  • “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation” – Chief Hopper, Stranger Things
  • “Wander with wonder and the world becomes home” – Tyler Knott Gregson
  • “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again” – Buddha
  • “You are the universe in ecstatic motion” – Rumi


  • “It’s all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life” – William Leal
  • “Love is quieter than gunshots, but there’s more of it” – James Miller
  • “There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming.” – Shauna Niequist
  • “Adventure is not outside man, it is within” – George Eliot
  • “And the rest is rust and stardust” – Vladimir Nabokov

  • “I am learning to sharpen my teeth and rule kingdoms, instead” – Arlen C.
  • “Because she competes with no one, no one competes with her” – Lao Tzu
  • “You are what you seek” – Robert Holden
  • “I’m not sure what I’ll do – well, I want to go places and see people” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “Not for us the game enjoyment” – Walt Whitman
  • “Thoughts are slow and deep and golden in the morning” – John Steinbeck
  • “Remember that your career/dreams will never wake up and tell you it doesn’t love you anymore” – Lady Gaga

  • “You are my deepening skies, give me your stars to hold” – Sara Teasdale
  • “Take your broken heart and turn it into art” – Carrie Fisher
  • “Stop trying. Take long walks. Look at scenery. Doze off at noon. Don’t even think about flying. And then, pretty soon you’ll be flying again.” – Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • “Rest, nature, books, music… such is my idea of happiness” – Tolstoy
  • “As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts. What doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.”

What are some of your favourite quotes? I’d love to know! 

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