Weekend Words #8

weekend words picWeekend Words showcases inspiring quotes from books, about writing, and about life. This feature will happen every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule. While this is a reading/writing centric blog, this feature doesn’t have to be focused on those areas–it is intentionally open-ended to give bloggers a chance to say what’s on their mind.

Everyone should feel free to take part–it would honestly make my day! Complete instructions can be found on the feature’s page. 

1. A Powerful Quote From a Recent Read

quote growing up

“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.” — Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

I want so many of my friends to believe this quote. I’m not exactly planning on disappointing the people around me, but I love this quote for reminding me (and everyone else) that it is allowed.

2. A Quote that Inspired or Influenced Me This Week

ignorance and growth

“How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time?” — Thore

Confession time: I got this quote from an SAT prep essay that my English teacher made us write. While I didn’t love the essay that I wrote, I do think that this quote is important. Getting answers wrong or messing up on a test isn’t the end of the world; in fact, academic perfection can actually get in the way of personal growth. Something I wish everyone at my school believed.

3. Something I’ve Been Wanting to Say

I know it sounds cheesy, but forcing yourself to focus on the small things that make you smile each day can go a long way toward staying positive. I’ve been keeping a “Happy List” in my locker each week of funny and/or uplifting moments that happen, and it has definitely helped.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What quotes have inspired you recently?

5 thoughts on “Weekend Words #8

  1. I love this meme! You are a genius for coming up with this! I am obsessed with quotes, and all constantly finding fantastical ones, but I never have anywhere to put them! I definitely want to try this meme in the future! Great quotes! Love,

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