Quotes to Make You Think, Smile and Move

The sun is shining in the 'bus today, so I thought I'd share a little sunshine with you. Here are a few photos I've taken recently, and some words that have inspired me, made me think, made me move or made me laugh.

"There is no need to sharpen my pencils anymore. My pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark."--A Show with Zefrank (listen to the whole thing...it's amazing) 

"Sometimes with the wrong keys the doors unlock."--The David Wax Museum, "The Rumours are True"

"You’re scared shitless for an upcoming change
that will send shock waves through the rest of your life
but you move ahead anyway.  Not easy. Well worth it.
Claim your space." Danielle Dowling, "Damn, You're Hot"

"If you got cheese, lookin' for a cracker...honey, I might be the one." Two Man Gentlemen Band, "Cheese and Crackers

I had to be patient enough and kind enough to myself to get through it. I had to stop being a disciplinarian to myself and gather myself up and say, "It's okay, You. You're a bit of a mess, but I love you."
Which sounds so cheesy when I read it, and yet I'm still in tears as I type it, because it was such a profound moment to me to realize it was okay to stop punishing myself and to relax into myself instead. To accept the moments when, for instance, during a yoga session at home I scream at the dogs that they're motherfuckers for playing around me and stepping on my mat...instead of being mad at myself that I am completely missing the point of yoga in the first place. 
Old Sarah would have stewed about that all morning...New(ish) Sarah is like, "Well, that was a pretty bad moment, and you sounded like an idiot for a minute, but you're okay. Let's move on."--Letter to a friend, October, 2012

"I might not be the same, but that's not important. No freedom 'til we're all equal...damn right, that's important." | "No law can change us. We have to change us." 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"

I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste." - Seth Godin

"The best things tend to be at the intersection of simple and hard: the problems themselves are hard, but the solutions are elegantly simple." Blog of Impossible Things

"So, instead of worrying about The One, forget about that and be The One You Would Want To Be With. Push yourself to get out and be better; you can’t control who you meet, but you can control the person you are when you meet them." Nico Lang, Thought Catalog, "If You Want to Date Someone Great, Be Someone Great"

"Nothing is withheld from you what you have conceived to do. Do things that have never been done."--Russell Kirch

"Busy-ness constricts my creativity. Space spins my heart open."--Alexandra Franzen, "I'm Not That Busy, Really: Dispelling the Myth of Success + Busyness."

What quotes, articles or words of wisdom have inspired you lately? Spill!