I find comfort in other people’s words. I feel better knowing my feelings have been felt before. I’m motivated by encouraging sentiments. I can change my perspective for the better with a glimpse of another’s insight.
That’s why I love quotes.
I started collecting quotes when I was a teenager and realized that other people could conceptualize what I couldn’t express myself. Twenty years later, as my divorce loomed, I once again found myself collecting quotes. They’re on my iPhone’s camera roll as memes. They’re saved as notes in my Evernote app. They’re scribbled in my daily planner, on Post-It notes in my purse and on random pieces of paper shoved in between pages as bookmarks.
I’ve stashed WAY more than 10 quotes that have helped me to find solace through my divorce journey. And I’m sure I’ll be sharing future top 10’s with more quotes. But for now, here are my favorite…
Top 10 Uplifting Divorce Quotes
isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your
children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.”
know what now seems so obvious in hindsight.”
nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”
incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”
must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is
waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell