Here’s a collection of thought-provoking quotes that I keep in my “Inspiration” journal that’ll help you see life differently.


With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. — Dr. Wayne W Dyer


You can’t design your life like a building. It doesn’t work that way. You just have to live it, and it will design itself. Listen to what the world is telling you to do and take the leap. — Lily Aldrin


Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear. — Someone


Because sometimes, even if you know how something’s going to end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride. — Ted Mosby


If you’re not scared then you’re not taking a chance. And if you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing anyway? — Ted Mosby


You can ask the universe for signs all you want but ultimately we’ll only see what we want to see… when we’re ready to see it. — Ted Mosby


We’re going to get older whether we like it or not, so the only question is whether we get on with our lives or desperately cling to the past. — Ted Mosby


The great moments of your life won’t necessarily be the things you do, they’ll also be the things that happen to you. Now, I’m not saying you can’t take action to affect the outcome of your life, you have to take action, and you will. But never forget that on any day, you can step out the front door and your whole life can change forever. You see, the universe has a plan, kids, and that plan is always in motion. A butterfly flaps its wings, and it starts to rain. It’s a scary thought, but it’s also kind of wonderful. All these little parts of the machine constantly working, making sure that you end up exactly where you’re supposed to be, exactly when you’re supposed to be there. The right place at the right time. — Ted Mosby


I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. — Tony Robbins


Here’s the secret, kids. None of us can vow to be perfect. In the end all we can do is promise to love each other with everything we’ve got. Because love is the best thing we do. — Ted Mosby


You can’t cling to the past. Because no matter how tightly you hold on, it’s already gone. — Ted Mosby


I used to be in such a hurry all the time. Everything was so urgent. Now I figured out, if it’s going to happen it’ll happen. — Ted Mosby


Never forget that any day you could step out that front door, and your whole life could change forever — HIMYM


You may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone’s face, but there’s a third option: You can just let it go, and only when you do that is it really gone and you can move forward. — Ted Mosby


I am done trying to plan the unplannable — HIMYM


You can always find problems with any decision, but you can’t let that stop you. — HIMYM


Sometimes wonderful things come out of horrible situations — HIMYM


For the most part, if you are really honest with yourself about what you want out of your life, life gives it to you — HIMYM


Never underestimate the power of destiny, because when you least expect it, the littlest thing can cause a ripple effect that changes your life. — HIMYM


That’s the funny thing about destiny , it happens whether you plan it or not. — HIMYM


The past is never where you think you left it. — Katherine Anne Porter


Your past doesn’t define who you are. It just gives you the starting point for who you’re going to be. — Agent Carolina


Look at the stars, Clark. Some of them have been extinguished for thousands of years, but their light is only reaching us now. The past is always influencing the present. I can’t change that. All I can do is try to understand it. — Lex Luthor


Clark, love isn’t about playing it safe, it’s about risks. Unless you’re willing to put yourself out there, you’ll never know. — Lex Luthor


There’s nothing wrong with a good fight. Just remember, the man of tomorrow is forged by his battles today. — Lex Luthor


My father says you learn more about yourself when you lose. — Clark Kent


Mercurial doesn’t do you justice. — Lex Luthor


That, my friend, is the key to leadership. Not only knowing you’re right, but convincing everyone else. If you can do that, the world’s your oyster. — Lex Luthor


Oh please. You think I don’t see the way your parents look at me? The way half the town looks at me? You’re no different. Friendship’s a fairy tale, Clark. Respect and fear are the best you can hope for. — Lex Luthor


Napoleon’s mother couldn’t make it to his coronation. But when he commissioned it, Napoleon told David to paint her in as if she were there, right in the center. Even though she couldn’t be there physically he brought her into his life through sheer force of will. There to share in his greatness. — Lex Luthor


I once read about a rich man who survived a hotel fire. He hung onto the ledge for an hour before the fire department rescued him. Afterwards he bought the hotel…always stayed in the room. When they asked him why, he said he figured Fate couldn’t find him twice. — Lex Luthor


If you look at history the great men and women of the world have always been defined by their enemies. — Lex Luthor


You can quit if you want, but just remember that quitting’s a hard habit to break. — Lex Luthor


Just because I’m moving ahead with my life, that doesn’t mean I’m letting go of everything that came before. — Martha Kent


We’re all confronted by trials, son. But the true measure of a man is how he chooses to react in the face of those trials. — Johnathan Kent


A hero is made in the moment. Not from questioning the past or fearing what’s to come. — Braniac


You can’t let past failures prevent future success. — Recovery (2019)


The capacity for deluding ourselves that today’s reality is the only true one, on the one hand, sustains us, but on the other, it plunges us into an endless void, because today’s reality is destined to prove delusion for us tomorrow; and life doesn’t conclude. It can’t conclude. Tomorrow if it concludes, it’s finished.” — Luigi Pirandello


And the air is new. And everything, instant by instant, is as it is, preparing to appear. This is the only way I can live now. To be reborn moment by moment. I die at every instant, and I am reborn, new and without memories: live and whole, no longer inside myself, but in everything outside. — Luigi Pirandello


Do you recognize perhaps, also you, now, that a minute ago you were another? — Luigi Pirandello


Solitude is never where you are; it is always where you are not, and is only possible with a stranger present; whatever the place or whoever the person, it must be one that is wholly ignorant concerning you, and concerning which or whom you are equally ignorant, so that will and sensation remain suspended and confused in an anxious uncertainty, while with the ceasing of all affirmation on your part, your own inner consciousness ceases at the same time. True solitude is to be found in a place that lives a life of its own, but which for you holds no familiar footprint, speaks in no known voice, and where accordingly the stranger is yourself. — Luigi Pirandello