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11 Quotes for your 20s: Part II

11QuotePt2In 11 Quotes for your twenties, we covered the mantras that help us get through challenging times. This time around, we are sharing the quotes that express how we are feeling right now, dead in the middle of our twenties. 

1. “But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” ― Bill Bryson, Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

2. “Here is what I’m trying to tell you: Adult isn’t a noun, it’s a verb. It’s the act of making correctly those small decisions that fill our day. It is one that you can practice, and that can be done in concrete steps. And if you slip up and have Diet Coke for breakfast, no one busts in and snatches away your Adult card. Just move forward and have milk tomorrow.” ― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting

3. “We all go a little mad sometimes.” ― Norman Bates, Psycho

4. “There are things about ourselves that we need to get rid of; there are things we need to change. But at the same time, we do not need to be too desperate, too ruthless, too combative. Along the way to usefulness and happiness, many of those things will change themselves, and the others can be worked on as we go. The first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature, and not lose sight of it.” ― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

5. “The real mission you have in life is to make yourself happy, and in order to be happy, you have to look at what you believe, the way you judge yourself, the way you victimize yourself.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

6. “I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible” ― Mia Farrow

7.  “I think, for the majority of my twenties, I was always so concerned with what I didn’t have, or what I still wanted.” ― Adam Lambert

8. “I’m not sure what I’ll do but– well, I want to go places and see people.  I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

9. “You can stop, if you want, with the Z because most people stop with the Z. But not me. In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabet starts where would alphabet ends.” ― Dr. Seuss, On Beyond Zebra

10. “I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream, and support, and do things.” ― Amy Poehler

11. “There’s an ‘Everything must go!’ emotional liquidation feel to the end of your twenties, isn’t there? What will happen if we turn thirty and we’re not ‘ready?’ You don’t feel entirely settled in any aspect of your life, even if you are on paper.” ― Sloane Crosley