Cheryl Strayed Quotes

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Be brave enough to break your own heart.

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Trust your gut. Forgive yourself. Be grateful.

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Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyway.


I think of quotes as mini-instruction manuals for the soul.


Travel by foot. There is so much you can't identify at top speed.

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This is not how your story ends. It's simply where it takes a turn you didn't expect.

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Hello, fear. Thank you for being here. You're my indication that I'm doing what I need to do.


Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore.

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We don't reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. 
We start at the bottom and climb up.
Blood is involved.

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Our most meaningful relationships are often those that continued beyond the juncture at which they came closest to ending.


Forgiveness doesn't just sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up the hill.


Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of being. Your life will be a hundred times better for it.

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It isn't too late. Time is not running out. Your life is here and now. And the moment has arrived at which you're finally ready to change.

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You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you're holding.

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We're all entitled to our opinions and religious beliefs, but we are not entitled to make shit up and then use the shit we made up to oppress other people.

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Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It's the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It's worthy of all the hullabaloo.


When it comes to our children, we do not have the luxury of despair. If we rise, they will rise with us every time, no matter how many times we've fallen. Remembering that is the most important work we can possibly do as parents.


When you recognize that you will thrive not in spite of your losses and sorrows, but because of them, that you would not have chosen the things that happened in your life, but you are grateful for them, that you will hold the empty bowls eternally in your hands, but you also have the capacity to fill them? The word for that is healing.

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