You create your own world. Everything around you is the product of your beliefs. -Naturi Thomas
Today was my first day of the second semester of graduate school. I was so excited I ran home and immediately recorded a vlog talking about the 5 things every SLP graduate student needs. Due to technical difficulties, I could not post the video tonight…
In the meantime, please enjoy this less interactive but still very important post of my favorite book quotes from books I indulged in 2012.
Luckily, I do have a list of the books I read for the first half of 2012. Honorable mentions include: Daughters by asha bandele and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I also read a very inspiring autobiography by Dr. Lisa Masterson entitled Paper Dollhouse.
Here are my favorite quotes of 2012 books:
“You have to love you right. That’s all you got. Even when every body else is bent on loving you wrong, and wrong begins to look like it’s not that wrong, you got to love yourself right. Especially then. And you got to do it in public. You got to do it where everybody can notice and say, That girl there? She love herself.” – asha bandele, daughters.
“We Indians should be better liars, considering how often we’ve been lied to.” -S. Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
“Drinking would shut down my seeing and my hearing and my feeling” she would say,”Why would I want to be in the world if I couldn’t touch the world with all my senses intact?” -S. Alexie
“A guy will treat you only as well as you treat yourself. If he’s not capable of treating you the way you deserve to be treated, run, even if he’s hot. Especially if he’s hot.” -Naturi Thomas, How to Die in Paris
“Sometimes you wake up in the morning and have no idea it’s going to be one of the best days of your life” -Naturi Thomas
“But I have to believe everything happens for a reason. And that includes the way we suffer, and the lessons that suffering imparts to us.” -Naturi Thomas
I did not read this book in 2012, but in 2011 but I love this quote!
From this point forward, you will focus on what can be controlled. And you will no longer be sad or worried. You will be grateful! After all, the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart. -Andy Andrews, The Noticer
What books have you planned to read in 2013? Do share!