Brittany Burgunder · 450 pages
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“Perfectionism is searching for faults to justify low self-esteem. It is a guaranteed failure and fantasy.”
“The only way to move forward is to focus on the good in your life and the good that you are doing for others and yourself. My past has shown me things in life, others and myself that I wouldn't wish upon anyone, but I can choose to pick up the pieces and build a beautiful life for myself and help others to do the same.”
“It's amazing how much power a smile holds. It's contagious and brightens people's day. It's also the most powerful camouflage. For that person who seems to have it all together is merely masking the pain of drowning tears. Don't be so quick to assume.”
“Everyone holds his or her own key to success and happiness. It's just that sometimes you have to test out a lot of wrong keys first to find the one that fits.”
“Life works in mysterious ways, and I believe one of the biggest challenges and successes is to let go and let it be.”
“If only you knew how beautiful you are unconditionally. Don't you know it's enough if all you do is breathe?”
“Setbacks allow us to take a step back and look at the view from a whole.”
“The effect of the brainwashing is that we tend to think like the man who, having fallen off a 100-story building is heard to say as he passes the fiftieth floor, ‘So far, so good!”
“that Dr. Morrissey had always said that we found excuses to put off doing something that would take our minds off our worries. It was as if we didn’t want to lose the luxury of worrying.”
“A strange irony, Crott reflected, that the most base and lowly of London folk were the most honour-bound of all, and that the value of honour diminished in direct proportion to the heights of society a man climbed to.”
“The dance of life should be created from moment to moment with individuality and spontaneity.”
“You really need to get over your martyr complex. One of these days it’s going to get you killed.”
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