No one ever promised that this lucid dream we call life was going to be easy, that said, sometimes the universe seems to be having a little joke at our expense. Things go wrong, times get tough and when things seem at their very worst the only way to get through it is to look outside of yourself for the inspiration to put your life back on track.
Read on for 9 quotes from inspiring writers to give you strength.
I’m pretty sure it was my grandmother not Nietzsche who coined this phrase but either way, it’s a good one.
Lao Tzu, philosopher, poet and founder of Taoism in Ancient China, gives us the ultimate combination.
Cheryl Strayed, author of best-selling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, a book that spent 126 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, knows that sometimes strength is just being alone in a small, quiet room and feeling ok.
Jon Krakauer is the author of a number of books about mountain climbing and was a member of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster expedition during which eight people died.
Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD and wrote Meditations like a diary, finding the strength in his stoic philosophy to command an epic empire during a troubled time.