"Every day is just one day." This was a lyric I misheard as a teen. It was my mantra for getting through foster care. That thought got me through over 1000 days--over three years--until I turned 18. Luckily things aren't so miserable that I have to use it as often these days.
"For many of us, the road is a difficult one, but the path is always there for us to follow, no matter how many times we may fall." A bit of video game wisdom from Joshua Graham. This quote has been with me for years. He's a Mormon in the game, so a lot of people attribute the message to religion, but even as an atheist it's comforting. "The path" is just life for me. I have to keep getting up and living my life.
"We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens." I find this one so intensely comforting, and the truest of all these quotes.
"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." Can never go wrong with Dumbledore, that magnificent gay bastard.
"We come into the world how we come into the world. It's not our choice, but at least we're here." One of many amazing moments from Bates Motel.
"And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do, I don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it – you've got to go sometime." Again, a darker quote I find more reassuring than anything. And it's from Great Gig in the Sky, maybe one of the most beautiful songs about death to ever exist.
"I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye. I was never able to thank my father for all I learned from him. To tell him, without his lessons I would never have survived. I know Richard Parker's a tiger but I wish I had said, "It's over. We survived. Thank you for saving my life. I love you, Richard Parker. You'll always be with me. May God be with you." I can never stop raving about this movie (I know it's a book, but the movie is what won me over.) Amazing amazing movie. I always think about my parents when I hear this quote.