“Worrying means you suffer twice.”
“Nice is different than good.”—Into the Woods
When the movie came out, I was in middle school and I was still figuring out the world. When Red said this, it hit me. —meganhash13
“The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”—Juno
This quote will always be dear to my heart, as will this movie. It truly made me re-evaluate what love is.
“Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have found my way to the goblin city to take back the child you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me.”—Labyrinth
It taught me to know my worth and to never back down!
“Worrying means you suffer twice.”—Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
I had my wedding two weeks ago, and leading up to it I was worried about all the things that could go wrong. Then when the morning of came, I was somehow reminded of this quote. All of a sudden I was hit with an immense calm.
“Don’t be sorry, be fierce.”—Rupaul’s Drag Race
This may be silly, for someone who always apologizes for thing out of my control it’s a nice reminder to own who I am and never apologize for being myself.
“After all, tomorrow is another day.”—Gone with the Wind
I am an extreme over-thinker, and most of my panic attacks happen before going to bed. This quote calms me down. I will find myself just repeating it over and over.
“I don’t want to survive, I want to live!”—Wall-E
This quote has stayed with me for many years. We shouldn’t just accept a life of complacently “surviving”, we need to experience the world to really be a part of it. —lindseyk4206dd77f
“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.”—Game of Thrones
It reminds me to really and truly own my vulnerabilities. I’ve often lamented about how my emotionality made me weak, but that quote encouraged me to find strength in something that I once wanted to change about myself.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”—The Princess Diaries
While I know this is an Eleanor Roosevelt quote, I first heard it in this film and it completely changed the way I let people talk to me. In fact, it didn’t JUST change the way I let others speak to me, it made me feel strong and capable.
“Treat yo’self.”—Parks and Recreation
As goofy as it sounds, that whole episode reminded me that sometimes it’s okay to put myself first.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”—Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
There used to be great times that are now a blur because I didn’t take the time to let them sink in, but taking Mr. Bueller’s advice, I actually take time out of my day to really soak everything in now.
“Don’t run. Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”—Rick & Morty
Though it probably seems dark to other people, it’s important to remember that sometimes you’ve just got to let shit go, pick yourself up, and move the fuck on.
“Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.”—Boy Meets World
And then Topanga comes in and corrects him grammatically, “You mean do well.” Then Mr. Feeny responds, “No, do GOOD.” Ugh, that whole scene in general just wrecked me and to this day still gets to me!
“You know, it’s funny…when you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags.”—Bojack Horseman
It’s fairly self-explanatory, but it reminded me to always keep a level head in relationships, and to try to see things exactly how they really are.
“You’re gonna make it after all.”—The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Honestly, the theme song to that show has really empowered me to embrace my femininity and be fierce. It also helped me know that everything is going to be all right in the end.
“You get to exhale now, Simon.”—Love, Simon
This is what all LGBTQ kids who have come out needed to hear, and that’s why that particular scene resonates with us so much.
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“Don’t dream it. Be it.”—The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Just saying this out loud gives me a jolt of confidence. To not just sit and wish for things, but to actively go after what I want my life to be.
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“If you want me, earn me.”—Scandal
I was hearing a lot of opinions about how I should settle down, but then I saw this episode and watched her stand up for herself. I was like THAT is why I don’t want to settle. It helped me to be patient waiting for the right person.
“I love you, but I love me more.”—Sex and the City
Samantha was grateful for all Smith did for her, and that he stuck with her through her cancer, but she was miserable in their life together. I bawled my eyes out and felt so empowered!
“I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you…to make each day count.”—Titanic
Can I get an “Amen!”
“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?”—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The first time I saw this, I’d been battling migraine-like pain for a decade with no diagnosis. Now, I’m in the same predicament, but this quote keeps me from losing it. I literally had it put on a mug two Christmases ago to remind me.
“Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.”—It’s a Wonderful Life
What Clarence writes for George at the end of the film always reminds me that, even at your lowest point in life, you always have friends to help you out and get you back on your feet again. And that is always something worth celebrating.
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“It would just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself: be strong, trust yourself, love yourself. Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want and act fast, because life just isn’t that long.”—The Office
My best friend and I both had feelings for each other, but we never acted on them. Everything changed when I saw this episode. The next time I saw him, I kissed him without hesitation. He proposed two months later.
“Have courage and be kind.”—Cinderella
It changed the way I think about strength, because there IS a strength in kindness. Kindness and caring are not weaknesses.
“The night is always darkest just before the dawn, but I assure you, the dawn is coming.”—The Dark Knight
I remembered this quote while going through a terrible time in my life, and it helped me get through the darkness and see the light.
“I care. I care a lot. It’s kinda my thing.”—Parks and Recreation
Most of what Leslie Knope said on the show made me want stand up and cheer, but this runs through my mind whenever someone makes me feel like I’m being too passionate about something. Instead of feeling bad, I just think of this.
“In your place, if there is pain, nurse it. And if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out. Don’t be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster, that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything…what a waste.”—Call Me By Your Name
So depressing, yet so true and inspiring.
“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”—10 Things I Hate About You
I saw this when I was a kid and didn’t understand it. Years later, at 19 or so, life was trying to kick my ass. I saw it again and this quote hit me in the heart. The passion in his voice, and the overall meaning of what he was saying changed me.
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“We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.”—Black Panther
This quote is so incredibly timely.
“And I swear, in that moment, we were infinite.”—Perks of Being a Wallflower
I read the book before the movie came out, so it was already moving and meaningful to me, but seeing it on film made it especially real. The car driving through the tunnel, the city lights, everyone laughing, the music cranked up…they perfectly illustrated the feeling of youth and uncertainty and adventure.
“No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.”—Mulan
Such a small moment in the film, but it really showed me that no matter how rude or degrading someone is, you’re stronger then it and don’t need to sink to their level.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”—The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
As someone with depression and anxiety, I honestly think of this quote quite often. I can’t control what happens around me, but I can find ways to control how I handle it, and what I make of it.
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