Even the most charismatic individuals you know, whether in person or as celebrities, have days when they feel lost in life and cut off from the rest of the world. While it’s comforting to know we’re not alone, the issue remains: what should we do when we feel lost and lonely? When you’re feeling lost, one of the most beneficial things you can do is read some quotations. Here’s a collection of forgotten When You Feel Lost Quotes to make you feel less alone and more motivated to keep moving forward.
When You Feel Lost Quotes
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, pave another one.” -Dolly Parton
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” -Katherine Dunham
“A tree that is unbending is usually broken.” -Loa Tzu
“The time between 1998 and 2005 was especially bad. During that time I avoided looking in the mirror, because I didn’t like the person looking back at me. To be honest, there were times I thought I wouldn’t survive. I used to have a lot of problems. Amongst others, I drank too much. So I joined Alcoholics Anonymous to get and stay sober.” -Naomi Campbell
“It went so dark inside of me. And it was dark outside, too, in those miserable after-Christmas months: cold and wet and icy. I felt like I was trapped in a snow globe.” -Cat Marnell
“No man is free who cannot control himself.” -Pythagoras
There is no angry way to say: “Bubbles.”
Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s also built on ruins.
“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” -Henry Rollins
“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called, ‘All The Things That Could Go Wrong.” -Marianne Williamson
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment.
“Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day. Similarly, one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” -Aristotle
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” -Maya Angelou
“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” -Dalai Lama
You can’t start the next chapter if you keep reading the last.
“I feel like a defective model like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.” -Elizabeth Wurtzel
Remember: When you feel like you’re buried, you’ve actually been planted.
“Be patient with all that is unresolved within your heart, and try to love the questions.” -Rainer Maria Wilke
“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” -Jimi Hendrix
“For the last twenty years, I feel as if I have been waiting for my life to happen between the pages of a book, the book I am reading while I wait to arrive at the destination I am destined for.” ― Aritha Van Herk, Restlessness
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” -J.M. Barrie
“If you don’t stand for something, you will stand for anything.” -Gordon Eadie
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” -Brian Tracy
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill
“Those of you that are lost, come to me. Let me come to you and love you. Let me touch your heart with pure love. Let me find you and show you the light.” ― Debasish Mridha
“Do not Work for the Time to come but Prepare for the Time to come” ― Sadiq Zakariyyah
“When I was last in Paris I was dirt poor, hiding from the Vietnam War. One night, in an old church, I considered taking my life. I didn’t know how to be so young and not belong anywhere, stuck among so many perplexing melodies.” ― Philip Schultz, Failure
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” -Og Mandino
Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall.
“The first six months of getting sober consisted of nothing but accumulative isolation. My phone stopped ringing the minute word got out that I had put the bottle down. And that was pretty painful. I wasn’t hurt by the fact that my “friends” weren’t including me on the action, but it was reality sinking in that I had no real friends that stung the most. I had social pals, relationships based on nothing more than partying. I guess you could say I made myself into a party favor.” -Kat Von D
“Life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes. It’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess up.” -Marilyn Monroe
Failure builds character.
“Those who fear being lost, never find themselves.” ― Abhijit Naskar, I Vicdansaadet Speaking: No Rest Till The World is Lifted
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
“If you are working on something you don’t really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein
“Most humans are never fully present in the now because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.” -Eckhart Tolle
“Happiness is the highest form of health.” -Dalai Lama
“It will never be perfect. Make it work.” -Life
“I still don’t know who the f*ck I am or what the f*ck I want, but I can wholeheartedly confess that I’m finally at peace with myself and truly starting to understand what true happiness is. I’m sorry if I let anyone down. It was just time for me to work on me.” -Kelly Osbourne
“When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” -Fiona Apple
“Negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” -Eckhart Tolle
“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different than feeling sad. Sad hurts, but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” -J.K. Rowling
If you don’t like where you are now, move. You are not a tree.
“I’m just always trying to surround myself with better people and be the best version of myself possible. I know it sounds obnoxious to hear people say that, but why not?” -Lucy Hale
“You only lose what you cling to.” -Buddha
“If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you.” -Noot Shirazie
Give people high fives just for getting out of bed. Being a person is hard sometimes.
“You have to be strong and calm to overcome difficult moments.” -Dani Alves
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” -Elizabeth Gilbert
“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say: I’m proud of what I am and who I am.” -Mariah Carey
“Never regret anything you have done with sincere affection. Nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” -Basil Rathbone
“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” -Dr. Henry Link
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” -Nelson Mandela
Make a list of the things that make you happy, then make a list of the things you do on a daily basis. Compare the lists and adjust accordingly!
“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” -Robert Downey Jr.
“Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.” -Mohnish Pabrai
“Maybe if we all looked up at the sky and said, ‘I love you every night, we’d learn what love without expectations feels like. Nobody owns the stars.” -Erin Van Vuren
“Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” -Demi Lovato
“Life is 10% what you experience and 90% how you respond to it.” -Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
Talking about problems can turn into a great addition. Break the habit and talk about your joys.
“Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso
“Leave your front door and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.” -Shunryu Suzuki
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller
To get lost is to learn the way.
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
“If you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: ‘I’m possible.’” -Audrey Hepburn
“You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.” -Bob Parson
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.
“There are two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain is to increase the burden. It is easier to say, “My tooth is aching” than to say, “My heart is broken.” -C.S. Lewis
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” -Babe Ruth
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” -Will Rogers
“Whenever I’m confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and he does.” -Beyonce Knowles
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard
If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it.
“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret, and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” -Swami Sivananda
“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” -Maimonides
“The fears we don’t face become our limits.” -Amy Elizabeth
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene
Don’t underestimate the healing power of music, the ocean, and the stars.
“You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” -The Wizard Of Oz
“Self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” -Tom Robbins
“When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgemental.” -Marion Cotillard
“Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others. It only changes yours.” -Shannon L. Alder
“To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.” -Alex Ebert
“Basically, I was so worried about what everyone else was thinking, I forgot about what I was thinking.” ― Lisa M. Cronkhite, Disconnected
“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” ― Charles Xavier (X-Men)
“I must give you this warning: your journeys will rarely ever go as you plan. You will make mistakes, and you will feel lost. Whenever that happens, look to the light and keep moving forward in faith.” ― Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle, and the Pumpkin Lantern
“We can easily forget a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -Plato
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” -Muhammad Ali
“And here is this boy, who acts like he spent his life with a map and I’m the buried treasure.” ― Calla Devlin, Tell Me Something Real
“I discovered I was infected with a terrible suspicion of myself and my inability to stay still, my dreadful insomnia of place.” ― Aritha Van Herk, Restlessness
“Basically, I was so worried about what everyone else was thinking, I forgot about what I was thinking.” ― Lisa M. Cronkhite, Disconnected
“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“Never, never make the mistake of thinking you’re the only alien on the planet.
But that’s exactly the way I did feel – different desks, different schedules, halls and halls, and halls that all looked the same to me. Everybody else knew their way around. I might as well have been a million light-years from home.
And lost.” ― Kristen D. Randle, The Only Alien on the Planet
“When that day comes, I want to remember that the questions, frustrations, and believe that I am lost are all signs that I chose an authentic path, not a stagnant finish line.” ― Jackie Viramontez
“I’ve been dropped off in a place I do not belong anymore. Certainly not here with Mother and Daddy,…” ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help
“Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.” -John Wooden
“Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me.” -Elizabeth Wurtzel
“You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” -Gilbert Baker
“He who does not really feel lost, is lost without remission; that is to say, he never finds himself, never comes up against his own reality.” ― José Ortega y Gasset
“It’s easy not to be disappointed when you’re always wading in the shallow end of feelings.” ― Maurene Goo, The Way You Make Me Feel
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