Whether you crave words of wisdom from those who have stared difficulty in the eye, resounding words of joy to lift you out of the “Monday” blues, or words of empowerment to help you strut down...your stairs, there is no doubt that words are loaded with healing powers. We have collated a toolbox full of quotes for you from those that have a certain way with words. You can thank us later.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present”
“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.”
“He who has a why to live for, can bear with almost any how.”
"What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did."
"I never thought of painting until...I was in bed on account of an automobile accident. I was bored as hell in bed with a plaster cast... I stole from my father some oil paints, and my mother ordered for me a special easel because I couldn’t sit up, and I started to paint."
Alexander Graham Bell
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
"Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow... The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four-line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward."
“In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there will be singing. About the dark times.”
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy”
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
“Don't plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me. Choke those little bad days. Choke 'em down to nothin'. They're your days. Choke 'em!”
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
“Happiness is in the quiet, ordinary things. A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent.”
“But [sorrows] won’t get the better of you if you face ‘em together with love and trust. You can weather any storm with them two for compass and pilot”
"In the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality. Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”
Cressi Sowerbutts is a fashion communication student based in London and Norwich. Passionate about sustainability and fashion, she aims to fuse the two in highlighting that you can simultaneously celebrate both fashion and the environment.