Quotes to Articulate My Current Existence


I'm not quite figured out.

These times are strange, in your mid-20's. 

Slowly fading into anonymity among the noise and chaos of society. Hungry to make your mark, or preparing to secede into bland contentment.

All the while, you're still learning who you are. Or are you teaching yourself who you are?

The existential question remains: Are we learning to live or living to learn?

Yet, the more existential question is...

Does it even matter?

In this crucial time of self-exploration and self-discovery, in the pursuit of personal fulfillment and growth, this blog will be sacred to me.

These quotes, curated from the great minds that have existed over time, will give a prelude to my current state of mind. My current state of being. My current state of self.

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
— Virginia Woolf
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
— Mark Twain
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
— Huey Newton
The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.
— Steve Maraboli
Silence is a source of Great Strength.
— Lao Tzu
Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong.
— Peter McIntyre
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
— Vincent Van Gogh
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
— Ernest Hemingway
Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.
— Salvador Dali
Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.
— Lewis Carroll
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
— Plato
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are.
— Jean-Paul Sartre
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
— Daniel J. Boorstin
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
— Dale Carnegie


Welcome to the prelude. Welcome to my mind.

I really am glad you're here 😇

(Nothing of mine is quite complete without emojis...just saying)

With peace,
Vanessa Gillette