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Positive Quotes
Published 12-24-2021

 

 

 

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

Dance is one of the most natural expressions of emotion that we have as humans, and to try to grade it in terms of “good” or “bad” is to undermine the whole point. Modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was one of the most talented and famous dancers of the 20th century, and even she knew it didn’t matter if you could dance well — just let go of your inhibition and experience the joy of moving to the music. It’s a lesson that can be applied to all areas of life: Fear of imperfection should never cause us to miss out on life’s wonders.

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.
 
The work of prolific Chinese writer Ba Jin often took the form of social commentary. His most famous novel, “Jia,” criticized the traditional Chinese family system. His work labeled him a counterrevolutionary during the country’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, and he was ostracized from society. In the early 2000s, Ba Jin called for the creation of an official Cultural Revolution museum to document the impact of the era, believing this would prevent China from repeating past mistakes. (Though a museum did open in 2005, it was covered up by the Chinese authorities less than a decade later.) With this quote, Ba Jin points out that no experience exists in a vacuum. By reflecting on where we’ve been, we can chart the course ahead to steer us in a better direction.
 
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
 
Before becoming a beloved writer of the 1970s, Richard Bach had a considerable career as a pilot. He first experienced the wonder of flying at age 14, and went on to serve as an aviator in the military as well as on film shoots and in flying circuses. These experiences influenced his 1970 novel “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” a story of a gull who flies for enjoyment rather than survival. Bach prioritized that sense of wonder throughout his life, and his philosophy invites us not to let fear stand in the way of seeking new experiences. In fact, it’s often when we push past that initial resistance that we stumble upon something truly wondrous.
 
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
 
Before becoming a beloved writer of the 1970s, Richard Bach had a considerable career as a pilot. He first experienced the wonder of flying at age 14, and went on to serve as an aviator in the military as well as on film shoots and in flying circuses. These experiences influenced his 1970 novel “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” a story of a gull who flies for enjoyment rather than survival. Bach prioritized that sense of wonder throughout his life, and his philosophy invites us not to let fear stand in the way of seeking new experiences. In fact, it’s often when we push past that initial resistance that we stumble upon something truly wondrous.
 
In every conceivable manner, the family is linked to our past, a bridge to our future.
 

Writer Alex Haley explored family deeply in his work, namely in his book “Roots,” which was adapted into the 1977 award-winning TV miniseries of the same name. The book depicts Haley’s own ancestors, who were abducted from Gambia and sold into slavery in the American South, and follows that lineage until Haley himself. Often focusing on Black stories and communities in his writing, Haley was adamant that family history is crucial in shaping one’s identity. Though family can be complicated, those ties can tell us plenty about ourselves — and where we want to go from here.

Stay hungry, stay foolish.
 
Some might look at Steve Jobs’ early career and label him foolish. The future Apple co-founder was known as a school prankster, initially dropping out of college despite obvious intelligence. But his curiosity led him to garage tinkering with computers along with his high school classmate Steve Wozniak, and they founded Apple Computers shortly after. Though Jobs was squeezed out of the company early on, his return in the 1990s — and the innovation that followed — is considered the main driver behind Apple’s current reign over the tech world. Jobs’ path serves as a beacon to those of us whose creativity may not fit the mold. What some consider foolish may actually lead us to our best ideas and richest experiences.
 
 
 
Hunter S. Thompson refused to be bound by any conventions, especially in his writing. As a reporter in the 1960s and '70s, he made no attempts at objectivity and often anointed himself a main character in narratives he was dispatched to just observe. This quote derives from one of the last career-spanning interviews he granted, a 2003 conversation with “Salon.” Thompson was speaking not about how he emerged as gonzo journalism’s leading voice, but about complacency in general. Exercising our liberties is how we build a better world for ourselves, our communities, and future generations.
 
14 Quotes About the Power of Positivity

We can change our reality by training our minds toward possibilities, rather than focusing on limitations.

“Positive thinking” may seem like a buzzy modern concept, but the belief that our thoughts can positively impact our well-being is nothing new. In fact, the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus observed as far back as the first century CE that “it’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” In other words, we can free ourselves and change our reality by dreaming big and training our mind toward possibilities, rather than focusing on limitations.

Since antiquity, numerous scholars, leaders, and thinkers have helped to champion the power of positivity in their respective fields. Transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, for instance, is often credited as a forefather of positive thinking. In his writings, he emphasizes the role our perception plays in shaping our reality, and how we must adjust our attitude first in order to change our lot in life. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year,” Emerson wrote in 1904. Decades later, writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie picked up this thread of thinking, touting the social advantages of positivity in his 1936 book How to Win Friends and Influence People.

​​The benefits of such optimism extend well beyond just a sunnier disposition: According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thinking can actually enact physical changes as well. The power of the mind can lead to a better immune system, an increased life span, better cardiovascular health, and lower levels of stress and tension. These 14 quotes reveal how positive thinking can be a healthy way of approaching the rigmaroles of everyday living.

 

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
— Alice Morse Earle

 

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
— Maya Angelou

 

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
— often attributed to Winston Churchill

 

Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.
— Amit Ray

 

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.
— Charlie Chaplin

 

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
— William James

 

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
— John Wooden

 

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
— Hippocrates

 

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
— Mary Lou Retton

 

Positive self-talk is to emotional pain as pain pill is to physical pain.
​​— Edmond Mbiaka

 

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
— Norman Vincent Peale

 

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
— Joyce Meyer

 

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
— Henry David Thoreau

 

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
— Oprah Winfrey
 

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