Quote of the Day: Hard Times

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.” 
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” 
― Shaun Hick

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” 
― Tim Fargo


“There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while.” 
― Nick Hornby, About a Boy

“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” 
― Gabrielle Williams, Beatle Meets Destiny

“Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.” 
― Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade


“Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day!
― R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

“The way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money,
or drought,
or dust.
Hard times are about losing spirit,
and hope,
and what happens when dreams dry up.” 
― Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

“It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” 
― Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever


“Why wait? So precious is this life—this gift—this temporary blindness. Burn and drown and embrace the false dark, then grasp the unthinkable height of resulting joy. For in the end, in the light of truth when the flesh is cast off, there is nothing but this.” 
― Jennifer DeLucy

“Don’t regret that your life is too easy, mine is rather easy too; I think that life is pretty long and that the time will arrive soon enough in which “another shall gird thee and carry thee where thou wouldst not.” 
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

“The most beautiful sunsets occur when the clouds try to prevent the sun from shining! Don’t forget that as you go through difficult times, the obstacles that appear lasting suddenly disappear and the sun comes out!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan


“Hard times and fake friends are like oil and water : they don’t mix. 
― Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

“In tough times will you whine or shine?” 
― Daren Martin

“I am not sure what you are going through. I don’t know the problem you are facing and I might not even understand, but I know that God won’t fail you and God will help you, trust in him. 
― De philosopher DJ Kyos


Literary Quotes about Adventure

Dear readers, being cooped up inside all day has gotten my adventurous spirit riling up. Going on hikes and exploring new places is what I want to do most days, but I can’t always do that. I am looking forward to the day when I can go on hikes with my friends and girlfriend.

So, to get you excited about the opportunity to get outside and explore the world around you, I’ve compiled some book quotes about adventure!


“Say it, reader. Say the word ‘quest’ out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope.” 

–Kate DiCamillo,  The Tale of Despereaux


“Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.” 


“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” 

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” 

― J.K. Rowling,Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road– Only wakes upon the sea.” 

― Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go!


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” 

― Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past


“The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in.” 

― Sharon Creech, The Wanderer

Literary Quotes about Friendship

Hello dear readers. In times of hardship we need those close to us to keep us from going to the dark places. It is with their guiding light that we find joy and happiness.

So, in honor of those friends we all hold so dear, I’ve collected some of the best quotes from literature about friendship that I could find.

If you know any that I might have missed, let me know in the comments, or send me a message on social media.
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“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” —Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another’s ambitions.” —Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“She recognized that that is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.” —Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings


“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” —Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.” —R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” —E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“She thought of how precious it was to be able to know another person over many years. There was incomparable richness in it.” —Alice Walker, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” —Barbara Kingsolver, from “Stone Soup” in High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never


“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” —Toni Morrison, Beloved

“Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’” —C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“A good friend is a connection to life—a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” —Lois Wyse, Women Make the Best Friends: A Celebration

“The best kind of laughter is laughter born of a shared memory.” —Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?

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“We clung to books and to our friends; they reminded us that we had another part to us.” —Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything.” —Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

10 Book Quotes to Inspire You

Hello my dear readers, I open my pages to you to give you some inspiration book quotes on this lovely day.

We all need some inspiration from time to time, so what better way to inspire than by some of the best authors in history?

If these quotes do inspire you, or you have others that you think might inspire others, let me know in the comments, or share it on social media!
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”


Oh! The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

“Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”


The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” Quotes from books for kids often hold special meaning—for adults and youngsters alike.


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

“They say you really appreciate a garden only once you reach a certain age … There seems to be something miraculous about seeing the relentless optimism of new growth after the bleakness of winter, a kind of joy in the difference every year.”


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only someone remembers to turn on the light.”


The Dairy Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”


The Stand by Stephen King

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.”


The Cost of Living by – Arundhati Roy

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”


The Ambassadors by Henry James

“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life.”


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Charlotte’s Web by E.B White

“‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.'”

New Years Quotes to Inspire You

Hello dear readers. I hope 2020 is off to a good start this year for you. I know it’s a bit cliché, but everyone needs a bit of inspiration to help them kick off their resolutions.

I hope these help, or inspire you in some way!

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” —Robin Sharma

“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” —Bill Vaughan

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” —Shauna Niequist

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” —David McCullough Jr.

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” —Göran Persson

“Remove ‘shoulds’ from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now.” —Kelly Martin

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” —Hillary DePiano

“Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another.” —Alex Morritt

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” —Neil Gaiman

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” —Albert Einstein