Blissful Reflection: 5 Uplifting Quotes

by Tammy Strobel on September 24, 2011

{Blissful Reflection is a series of short essays that highlight a story and photo that made my week meaningful.}

Most of you know that I’m working on a print book and I’m super excited about the project. One of the best things about working on the book is writing and reading a lot. During my research, I’ve stumbled across a number of uplifting quotes. Below are five quotes that I’ve been referring to when I’m feeling sad or blue. The quotes touch on the benefits of curiosity, exploration and discovery. Enjoy!

“Most people stop looking when they find the proverbial needle in the haystack. I would continue looking to see if there were other needles.” -Albert Einstein

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

“The more intentional you are in your choices, the more every change makes room for more changes … I just love that there’s this endless potential.” -Dee Williams

“People say that we’re searching for the meaning of life. I don’t think that’s it at all. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. . . . ” -Joseph Campbell

“My own study of the networked life has left me thinking about intimacy – about being with people in person, hearing their voices and seeing their faces, trying to know their hearts. And it has left me thinking about solitude – the kind that refreshes and restores. Loneliness is failed solitude.” -Sherry Turkle

Share your own uplifting quotes in the comments section.

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