Here are 14 quotes college students can relate to:
“I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.”
“I just want to let them they that they didn’t break me”—Molly Ringwald, Pretty in Pink
Teachers, we’re talking to you.
“My goal is to not wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that I’ve wasted my life on a job I hate because I was forced to decided on a career in my teens.” —Daria, Daria
“Train your mind to see the good in everything.” —Dr. Bilal Philips
Because 300 pages of reading isn’t going to get done if you don’t.
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong”—Joseph C. Pearce
Or to speak up in a lecture hall full of 300 people.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” —Phil Jackson
“I don’t believe in deadlines, they stifle creativity.” —Trent, Daria
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” —Theodore Roosevelt
So what you don’t have a 4.0 GPA, perfect internship, or student government head position. Focus on where you are now because we all have to start somewhere.
“That’s what schooling generally is, I suppose. It’s a period of regimentation and control, part of which involves direct indoctrination, providing a system of false beliefs. But more importantly, I think, is the manner and style of preventing and blocking independent and creative thinking and imposing hierarchies and competitiveness and the need to excel, not in the sense of doing as well as you can, but doing better than the next person.”
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without losing enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill
“Every morning you have two choices.. Continue to sleep with dreams or wake up and chase them.” —Unknown
“The unfed mind devours itself.” —Gore Vidal
“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing at all.” —Leo Buscaglia
Whether it’s the talking to the boy you sit beside everyday in Drama class or accepting the job after graduation miles away from friends and family, sometimes it’s risks are worth taking. No matter how big or small.
“No matter where you are from your dreams are valid.” —Lupita Nyong’o
Whether you’re the small town kid at the university in a big city, the transfer kid, or the kid struggling to speak English with your classmates…your dreams are entirely valid.