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November Quotes

It is the middle of November, and the season of hot chocolate, cozy scarves, sparkling holiday lights, and festive decorations is fast approaching. While this time of year can be positive and magical, it is also a time of deadlines, exams, and last-minute To-Do’s for many. The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, so I thought I would post something a little bit different this week. 

As you may or may not know, I am an avid Pinterest user (if you also love Pinterest, you can follow me by clicking here!). Pinterest is my go-to pastime for study breaks, relaxation, and for drafting up new ideas. Whether I am looking for inspiration for DIY decor, or looking for an inspirational pick-me-up after a rough day, I always find exactly what I need. Over the years I have realized that the Quotes category has been my go-to for inspiration and motivation during busy times. There is something about browsing through positive mantras on artistic backdrops that gives me the energy I need to get through busy days.

This week I thought I would share my favorite quotes with you, in hopes that they will help to motivate and inspire you during these busy pre-winter weeks. Enjoy!


“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” Rafiki (The Lion King)

“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” -Edna Mode (The Incredibles)

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” -John F. Kennedytypewriter-932742_1280

“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.” -Tumblr

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“The 3 C’s in life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the choice to take the chance if you want anything in life to change.”


“In life, surround yourself with those who light your path.” -Heather A. Stillufsen

boardwalk-801723_1280“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” -Gloria Steinem

“Don’t ever stray away from yourself to get closer to someone else.”



“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live to express, not to impress.”

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

“Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.” -#givepresencelake-696098_1280

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.” -Dan Zadra

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” -Buddha


“It is not the length of life, but the depth.”

“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” -Margaret Peters

“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” -Albus Dumbledore



What are the quotes that motivate and inspire you? I would love to hear in the comments!

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