Life throws curveballs at us all, that much is very well known. However, how we respond and choose to look at these difficulties forms our character and, ultimately, decides how we view the world around us. My hope is that the following 15 quotes offer even a tiny bit of hope and inspiration for you if you’re going through a hard time in your life, or if you just need a little pick-me-up today.

 

 

1. “In the moments when I feel like being truly happy is an impossible puzzle, one I’m not meant to figure out, if you have a best friend you can laugh with and a few good songs you’re more than halfway there.”

~ Emery Lord, Open Road Summer

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2. “It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.”

~ Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever (Fever Series Book #4)

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3. “There is beauty in what is broken.”

~ K.K. Hendin, Only The Good Die Young

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4. “Never question the clouds, they’re only bringing the life-giving rain.”

~ Amber Schamel, The Healer’s Touch (Days of Messiah Book #1)

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5. “I’ll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you’ll find your way through.”

~ Joan Bauer, Close to Famous

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6. “Sometimes the hardest things are the ones we don’t ask for. Sometimes life is just damn hard.”

~ Kaitlyn Oruska, Wishing Well

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7. “In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.”

~ Kimberly Belle, The Ones We Trust

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8. “Our experiences always teach us something. If the experience is “bad”, then the lesson is even more powerful and meaningful. Every unfortunate incident makes us stronger and better equipped to handle new challenges.”

~ Miya Yamanouchi, Embracing Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

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9. “It was easy to believe when everything was good. But when bad things happened, doubt sowed its seed in fertile soil and burrowed deep. It was my duty to root it out.”

~ Michele Dominguez Greene, Keep Sweet

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10. “Life keeps throwing me stones.
And I keep finding the diamonds…”

~ Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

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11. “I felt it, too: the dread, the weight of the horrors we’d seen, which replayed themselves in an endless, lurid loop in my mind. But you can’t feel bad every second, I wanted to tell her. Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse anymore than crying makes them better. It doesn’t mean you don’t care, or that you’ve forgotten. It just means you’re human.”

~ Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

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12. “It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good – and bad – to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.”

~ Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

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13. “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

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14. “May your life be filled, as mine has been, with love and laughter; and remember, when things are rough all you need is … Chocolate.”

~ Geraldine Solon, Chocolicious

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15. “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

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Keep your chin up, friends.

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Quotes Adapted from Goodreads