Weekend Words showcases inspiring quotes from books, about writing, and about life. This feature will happen every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule. While this is a reading/writing centric blog, this feature doesn’t have to be focused on those areas–it is intentionally open-ended to give bloggers a chance to say what’s on their mind.
Everyone should feel free to take part–it would honestly make my day! Complete instructions can be found on the feature’s page.
1. A Powerful Quote From a Recent Read
“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.” — Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything
I want so many of my friends to believe this quote. I’m not exactly planning on disappointing the people around me, but I love this quote for reminding me (and everyone else) that it is allowed.
2. A Quote that Inspired or Influenced Me This Week
“How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time?” — Thore
Confession time: I got this quote from an SAT prep essay that my English teacher made us write. While I didn’t love the essay that I wrote, I do think that this quote is important. Getting answers wrong or messing up on a test isn’t the end of the world; in fact, academic perfection can actually get in the way of personal growth. Something I wish everyone at my school believed.
3. Something I’ve Been Wanting to Say
I know it sounds cheesy, but forcing yourself to focus on the small things that make you smile each day can go a long way toward staying positive. I’ve been keeping a “Happy List” in my locker each week of funny and/or uplifting moments that happen, and it has definitely helped.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What quotes have inspired you recently?