A quote can sometimes be meaningless. However, some quotes are worthy enough to live by and incorporate into our lives. Whether they are written by influential people who seem to have it all, or people who remain anonymous and could be regular people like you and me, these quotes have meaning and should be thought about in relation to our everyday lives. Here are seven quotes that I personally believe in and think should be lived by.
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”—Marilyn Monroe
Relationships are not built on sex or any physical relations you have. They are built on how your significant other treats you and makes you feel, how they care for you and how you feel for them.
Marilyn had it right when she said this; if a hug, or simple moment of conversation gives you the butterflies, then that's what makes your lover and your relationship so great and amazing. It’s the constant need to be with each other and to enjoy the moment together that will thrill you.
Love is not built on sex; it’s built on your mental and emotional connection to the other person. A person who makes you feel special, happy, and doesn’t even need to do to much other than be themselves with you is the perfect person to be with.
“I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.”—Angelina Jolie
Crazy is good. Who wants to be normal? What is normal in our society? Regardless, having scars is a good thing. I’m aware that many people want to buy scar removal creams and hide their scars, but I believe that scars show that you have lived and are not afraid of getting a little dirty, messy or possibly even hurt from an experience.
Life is meant to be lived, and scars are marks we leave behind when doing some form of living and exploring. Each one tells a story and shows that we actually use our bodies. Personally, I believe that a scar does not come from a mistake; it can, but it usually comes from experiencing something awesome that gets messy.
“If you ask people what they've always wanted to do, most people haven't done it. That breaks my heart.”—Angelina Jolie
Follow your dreams. As clichéd as it is, it is true. Most people settle for the mundane thing that we call ‘life’ and stick to the social norms. I dare say that this is not how life should be lived.
People should do what they’ve dreamed of doing and should be happy in life, not waking up thinking that they are not living the life that they want to live or doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing. Go for your aspirations, and do what you have to do to achieve them. The result will be everything you’ve wanted.
“I’d rather be someone's shot of whiskey than everyone's cup of tea.”—Carrie Bradshaw
Who wouldn’t want to be something as crazy, fun, wild and tempting as whiskey? Surprisingly, a lot of people choose to be tea, but want to be someone's whisky. My take on this is to be yourself, and chances are, if you're weird (like me), you’re going to be someone's whisky.
This quote is the sad reality of how many people live to please others, be bland, boring and what everyone deems to be ‘normal.’ That’s no fun. Why live your life trying to please others when you should live to please yourself. The people who want to be in your life will appreciate you for who you are.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”—Unknown
There is a big world to see, love and explore, yet people travel for vacation and as a form of escaping parts of their life. Traveling shouldn’t be about escaping life but rather should be incorporated in your living and pursuing of life.
Sitting at home or staying in the same place, is letting life pass by you when there’s a chance to travel and explore so much more in life—to experience what the world has to offer. Don’t be afraid to explore, and don’t let life pass you by.
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships were built for.” –William G.T. Shedd
A person is safe at home, but a person isn’t meant to stay home. Life isn’t just about comfort; sometimes we need to take risks, try new things and not do what is always considered to be the easiest and simplest of tasks. Go on an adventure where life is experienced the way it was intended to be and enjoyed to the fullest.
“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” –Lewis Carroll
Simple enough: take risks in life, and don’t let thing pass by you because you want to play it safe. Take a gamble and take the chance or you’ll always wonder what may have happened if you had just taken that leap.
There are many more quotes that have great meaning and value. Following them sometimes pays off and sometimes it doesn’t. Taking them with a grain of salt may be a good idea, but many tend to be motivational and inspirational.
These are the ones to get you thinking and possibly living by. If you have any more quotes you think people should incorporate into their life, feel free to share them below!