Fave Quotes

Fave quotes and sayings to nourish your spirit

Some thoughts and ideas to help on the road to recovery from disordered eating

Fave quote on being polite:  I may be  one of the few people who can honestly say they very nearly died of politeness. Two others are my parents … This dangerous politeness was bequeathed to me early on. I was conditioned to think that I mustn’t ask for things, must never put anyone out; so trained to be insanely polite that I learned to have no needs at all   — Geena Davis:  Dying of Politeness

Fave quote on feeding your mind:  One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two  ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace love, hope serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson though about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “the one that you feed.”

Fave quote on the power of choice:  There is no such thing as a small or powerless decision. Every choice we make in our life holds the potential to change the whole of our life. When you understand the power of a choice, you never again feel helpless or hopeless. — Carolyn Myss

Fave quote on life and acceptance:  Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. — Scott Peck: The Road Less Traveled

Fave quote on self-acceptance:  Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde

Fave quote on anger:  Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. — Gloria Steinem

Fave quote on body image:  I believe everyone’s body is theirs and everyone has a right to love their body in whatever size and shape and package it comes in. I will fight for anyone’s right to do so. I will kick ass and take names if I have to. Your body is yours. My body is mine. No one’s body is up for comment. No matter how small, how large, how curvy, how flat. If you love you, then I love you. — Shonda Rhimes: Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person