Weekly Favorites

A archive of my favorite quotes and songs.


Week of 6/18/2017

Quote: “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

Song: “Down” – Fifth Harmony

Week of 6/11/2017

Quote: “Love is the absence of judgment.” – Dalai Lama XIV

Song: “More Than You Know – Axwell /\ Ingrosso”

Week of 6/4/2017

Quote: “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

Song: “Attention” – Charlie Puth

Week of 5/28/2017

Quote: “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

Song: “I’m the One” – DJ Khaled

Week of 5/21/2017

Quote: “We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” – Roy T. Bennett

Song: “Swish Swish” – Katy Perry

Week of 5/14/2017

Quote: “If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.” – Lev Grossman

Song: “Stay (UkAAb Remix)” – Zedd

Week of 5/7/2017

Quote: “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill

Song: “No Promises (Gil Andrie Remix)” – Cheat Codes

Week of 4/30/2017

Quote: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

Song: “Most Girls” – Hailee Steinfeld

Week of 4/23/2017

Quote: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” – Alexander Pope

Song: “Now or Never” – Halsey

Week of 4/16/2017

Quote: “A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan

Song: “A Thousand Years Part 2” – Christina Perri

Week of 4/9/2017

Quote: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

Song: “Hold My Heart” – Lindsey Stirling

Week of 4/2/2017

Quote: “Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” – Steven Tyler

Song: “Issues (Delgrosso Remix)” – Julia Michaels

Week of 3/26/2017

Quote: “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

Song: “Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur

Week of 3/19/2017

Quote: “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” – Tony Robbins

Song: “It Ain’t Me (Codeko Remix)” – Kygo & Selena Gomez

Week of 3/12/2017

Quote: “Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury

Song: “Heavy” – Linkin Park

Week of 3/5/2017

Quote: “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

Song: “Stay” – Zedd

Week of 2/26/2017

Quote: “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

Song: “Everyday” – Ariana Grande

Week of 2/19/2017

Quote: “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.” – Will Smith

Song: “Hurts So Good (KREAM Remix)” – Astrid S

Week of 2/12/2017

Quote: “Hard work does not guarantee success, but lack of hard work guarantees that there will be no success.” – Jim Valvano

Song: “Movements” – PHAM

Week of 2/5/2017

Quote: “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Song: “In the Trees (Chevali Remix)” – Stalgia

Week of 1/29/2017

Quote: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

Song: “Paris (Subsurface Remix)” – The Chainsmokers

Week of 1/22/2017

Quote: “If you don’t do it, nothing is possible. If you try to do it, at least you have hope.” – Jack Ma

Song: “Shape Of You (BKAYE Remix)” – Ed Sheeran

Week of 1/15/2017

Quote: “And suddenly you know; It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” – Anonymous

Song: “Now & Later” – Sage the Gemini

Week of 1/8/2017

Quote: “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

Song: “All Time Low” – Jon Bellion

Week of 1/1/2017

Quote: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

Song: “History” – Olivia Holt


Week of 12/25/2016

Quote: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Song: “Carol of the Bells” – Paul Cardall

Week of 12/18/2016

Quote: “He knew me in all the ways that truly mattered: the shape of my fears, the contours of my dreams.” – Justina Chen

Song: “Don’t Speak” – Far East Movement

Week of 12/11/2016

Quote: “All I’d ever wanted was to forget. but even when I thought I had, pieces had kept emerging, like bits of wood floating up to the surface that only hint at the shipwreck below.” – Sarah Dessen

Song: “#1” – Dev

Week of 12/4/2016

Quote: “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Song: “Bad Things” – Machine Gun Kelly

Week of 11/27/2016

Quote: “Always tell the truth. It’s the easiest thing to remember.” – David Mamet

Song: “That’s My Girl” – Fifth Harmony

Week of 11/20/2016

Quote: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

Song: “Never Give Up” – Sia

Week of 11/13/2016

Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch

Song: “All We Know” – The Chainsmokers

Week of 11/6/2016

Quote: “Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” – William Shakespeare

Song: “My Way” – Calvin Harris

Week of 10/30/2016

Quote: “When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ”Tis near Halloween!'”. – Anonymous

Song: Halloween Theme Song (Blvck Frost Remix) – Trap Party

Week of 10/23/2016

Quote: “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

Song: “Somebody Else” – VÉRITÉ

Week of 10/16/2016

Quote: “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” – Lauren Oliver

Song: “Forever” – Jez Dior

Week of 10/9/2016

Quote: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling

Song: “Music.” – JoJo

Week of 10/2/2016

Quote: “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather

Song: “Into You (3LAU Remix) – Ariana Grande

Week of 9/25/2016

Quote: “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins

Song: “Oxygen” – Prince Fox

Week of 9/18/2016

Quote: “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

Song: “Starving” – Hailee Steinfeld

Week of 9/11/2016

Quote: “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” – John Lennon

Song: “Inside Out (DubVision Remix)” – The Chainsmokers

Week of 9/4/2016

Quote: “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

Song: “How to Love” – Cash Cash

Week of 8/28/2016

Quote: “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí

Song: “Gemini Feed” – BANKS

Week of 8/21/2016

Quote: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – Nicolas Chamfort

Song: “Sing me to Sleep” – Alan Walker

Week of 8/14/2016

Quote: “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

Song: “Closer” – The Chainsmokers

Week of 8/7/2016

Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

Song: “Discover” – K?D

Week of 7/31/2016

Quote: “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.” – A.A. Milne

Song: “Let Me Love You” – Ariana Grande

Week of 7/24/2016

Quote: “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

Song: “Rise” – Katy Perry

Week of 7/17/2016

Quote: “Don’t ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.” – Lavinia Spalding

Song: “Winterbreak” – MUNA

Week of 7/10/2016

Quote: “Don’t get lost. Give it a try. Go find the place that you’re wishing for.” – Natsuki Takaya

Song: “The Ocean” – Mike Perry

Week of 7/3/2016

Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane

Song: “Capsize” – FRENSHIP

Week of 6/26/2016

Quote: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” – Alexander Pope

Song: “Say It” – Flume

Week of 6/19/2016

Quote: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

Song: “Please Don’t Go” – Joel Adams

Week of 6/12/2016

Quote: “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” – Plato

Song: “Tears” – Clean Bandit

Week of 6/5/2016

Quote: “Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.” – Gregory Maguire

Song: “Faded (SEP Remix)” – Alan Walker

Week of 5/29/2016

Quote: “Her heart – like every heart, if only its fallen sides were cleared away – was an inexhaustible fountain of love: she loved everything she saw.” – George MacDonald

Song: “To Zanarkand” – FFX OST

Week of 5/22/2016

Quote: “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…” – John Lennon

Song: “My Nemesis” – Five Finger Death Punch

Week of 5/15/2016

Quote: “People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Song: “Battle of One” – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Week of 5/8/2016

Quote: “And still, after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.” – Hāfez

Song: “Rock Bottom” – Hailee Steinfeld

Week of 5/1/2016

Quote: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Song: “Low Life” – Future

Week of 4/24/2016

Quote:“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

Song: “Hypnotic” – Zella Day

Week of 4/17/2016

Quote: “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” – Charles Dickens

Song: “Gold” – Kiiara

Week of 4/10/16

Quote: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” – Alexander Pope

Song: “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony

Week of 4/3/16

Quote: “Life’s as kind as you let it be.” – Charles Bukowski

Song: “Colors (Audien Remix)” – Halsey

Week of 3/27/2016

Quote: “I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.” – David Mitchell

Song: “On My Mind” – Moxie Raia

Week of 3/20/2016

Quote: “My soul, be satisfied with flowers, with fruit, with weeds even; but gather them in the one garden you may call your own.” – Edmond Rostand

Song: “sHe” – ZAYN

Week of 3/13/2016

Quote: “I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….” – Erica Jong

Song: “Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande

Week of 3/6/2016

Quote: “You are an Universe of Universes and your soul a source of songs.” – Rubén Darío

Song: “My Everything” – Owl City

Week of 2/28/2016

Quote: “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ” – Jim Butcher

Song: “Waitin’ for You” – Demi Lovato

Week of 2/21/2016

Quote: “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Song: “How Deep is Your Love?” – Calvin Harris & Disciples

Week of 2/14/2016

Quote: “We love the things we love for what they are.” – Robert Frost

Song: “My House” – Flo Rida

Week of 2/7/2016

Quote: “Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.” – Jean Genet

Song: “Get Ugly” – Jason DeRulo

Week of 1/31/2016

Quote: “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes

Song: “Faded” – Alan Walker

Week of 1/24/2016

Quote: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo

Song: “Feels” – Kiiara

Week of 1/17/2016

Quote: “I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart).” – E.E. Cummings

Song: “Me, Myself, and I” – G-Eazy

Week of 1/10/2016

Quote: “For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary” – Diana Gabaldon

Song: “Never Forget You” – Zara Larsson & MNEK

Week of 1/3/2016

Quote: “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling

Song: “Can’t Sleep Love” – Pentatonix


Week of 12/27/2015

Quote: “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” -Maya Angelou

Song: “Save My Soul” – JoJo

Week of 12/20/2015

Quote: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Song: “O Christmas Tree” – Glee

Week of 12/13/2015

Quote: “See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be” – E. Lockhart

Song: “The First Noel” – Pentatonix

Week of 12/6/2015

Quote: “To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.” – Dejan Stojanovic

Song: “Hello” – Adele

Week of 11/29/2015

Quote: “Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.” – Stefan Zweig

Song: “Silhouette – Owl City”

Week of 11/22/2015

Quote: “To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.” – Dejan Stojanovic

Song: “Same Old Love” – Selena Gomez

Week of 11/15/2015

Quote: “It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.” – Dejan Stojanovic

Song: “Focus” – Ariana Grande

Week of 11/8/2015

Quote: “There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.” – Guy Gavriel Kay

Song: “Say Love” – JoJo

Week of 11/1/2015

Quote: “And how shall I think of you?’ He considered a moment and then laughed. ‘Think of me with my nose in a book!” – Susanna Clarke

Song: “The Fix” – Nelly

Week of 10/25/2015

Quote: “Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.” – Zadie Smith

Song: “On My Mind” – Ellie Goulding

Week of 10/18/2015

Quote: “We are who we are, be­cause of those we choose to love and be­cause of those who love us.” – Kate Mosse

Song: “Move For Me” – Kaskade

Week of 10/11/2015

Quote: “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” – Emily Dickinson

Song: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Pia Mia

Week of 10/4/2015

Quote: “To go wrong in one’s own way is better then to go right in someone else’s.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Song: “Ashes of Eden” – Breaking Benjamin

Week of 9/27/2015

Quote: “He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt.” – Anaïs Nin

Song: “Confident” – Demi Lovato

Week of 9/20/2015

Quote: “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Song: “Jekyll and Hyde” – Five Finger Death Punch

Week of 9/13/2015

Quote: “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Song: “You’re Going Down” – Sick Puppies

Week of 9/6/2015

Quote: “When love is not madness it is not love.” – Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Song: “Back to Back” – Drake

Week of 8/30/2015

Quote: “Failure is an event, never a person.” – William D. Brown

Song: “Downtown” – Macklemore

Week of 8/23/2015

Quote: “When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.” – Criss Jami

Song: “Wildest Dreams” – Taylor Swift

Week of 8/16/2015

Quote: “Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.” – Joss Whedon

Song: “All Eyes on You” – Meek Mill

Week of 8/9/2015

Quote: “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

Song: “Burial” – Yogi

Week of 8/2/2015

Quote: “The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Song: “Lean On” – Major Lazer

Week of 7/26/2015

Quote: “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí

Song: “Sparks” – Hilary Duff

Week of 7/19/2015

Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

Song: “I Mean It” – G-Eazy

Week of 7/12/2015

Quote: “To say goodbye is to die a little.” – Raymond Chandler

Song: “Cool for the Summer” – Demi Lovato

Week of 7/5/2015

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

“Good For You” – Selena Gomez

Week of 6/28/2015

“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy

“Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd

Week of 6/21/2015

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

“Cinderella” – Steven Curtis Chapman

Week of 6/14/2015

“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Jurassic World Theme” – The Piano Brothers

Week of 6/7/2015

“Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.” – Larry Barretto

“Good Thing” – Sage the Gemini

Week of 5/31/2015

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“Your Heart is a Muscle” – Carly Rae Jepsen

Week of 5/24/2015

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

“Cheerleader” – OMI

Week of 5/17/2015

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – Nicolas Chamfort

“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift

Week of 5/10/2015

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“All Hands on Deck” – Tinashe

Week of 5/3/2015

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” – Virginia Woolf

“Wide Awake – Katy Perry

Week of 4/26/2015

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” – Orhan Pamuk

“Ignition/Do You” – Phoebe Ryan

Week of 4/19/2015

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” – C. JoyBell C.

“Note to God” – JoJo

Week of 4/12/2015

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” ― Lewis Carroll

“You’re Not Alone” – Owl City

Week of 4/5/2015

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ― C.S. Lewis

“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake

Week of 3/29/2015

“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.” – Anne Frank

“Failure” – Breaking Benjamin

Week of 3/22/2015

“In the summer I stretch out on the shore and think of you. Had I told the sea what I felt for you, it would have left its shores, its shells, its fish, and followed me.” – Nizar Qabbani

“Masterpiece” – Jessie J

Week of 3/15/2015

“This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down.” – Ben Okri

“I Really Like You” – Carly Rae Jepsen


“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

“Beautiful Times” – Owl City


“But as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together.” – Leslie Marmon Silko

“Conquistador” – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Week of 2/22/2015

“Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.” – W.E.B. Du Bois

“Get On Your Knees” – Nicki Minaj

Week of 2/15/2015

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide

“I Know You” – Skylar Grey

Week of 2/8/2015

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

“Style” – Taylor Swift

Week of 2/1/2015

“Tears are words that need to be written.” – Paulo Coelho

“Heartbeat Song” – Kelly Clarkson

Week of 1/25/2015

“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” – Dave Willis

“Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj

Week of 1/18/2015

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi.

“This Is Living (Acoustic)” – Hillsong Young & Free

Week of 1/11/2015

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Anonymous

“Radioactive” – Lindsey Stirling & Pentatonix

Week of 1/4/2015

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Anonymous

“This is for Keeps” – The Spill Canvas


Week of 12/28/2014

“Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, but our roots keep us all together.” – Anonymous

“Time of Our Lives” – Pitbull

Week of 12/21/2014

“Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” – Freya Stark

“Santa Baby” – Ariana Grande

Week of 12/14/2014

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Anonymous

“All Me” – Drake

Week of 12/7/2014

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

“Nightingale” – Demi Lovato

Week of 11/30/2014

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt

“Never Stop” – SafetySuit

Week of 11/23/2014

“Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it.” – Anonymous

“The Tragic Truth” – Five Finger Death Punch

Week of 11/16/2014

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” – Jeremiah 29:11

“Kings and Queens” – Thirty Seconds to Mars