20 Quotes You Need When You Feel Like You Don't Have Your Sh*t Together

by Lauren Martin

Life is rough. It's full of failure, heartache and disappointment. There aren’t just moments, but days, weeks and months of suffering.

We fall down, again and again and again. We start to hate ourselves, the life we were born into and the one we couldn’t create for ourselves.

It’s easy to get discouraged, and the easiest thing in the world to do is give up. What’s not easy, however, is to remember this sh*t you’re going through will pass.

This life you envision for yourself will happen, and this bad day will end.

What helps during these volatile times is to remember you're not the only person going through sh*t. And like all those strong people who've been there before, you’re better for it.

People who have been through hell are always the most interesting, and personally, I don’t trust those who try to pretend they’ve never been there.

Life is supposed to be messy, and we’re supposed to get dirty. We’re supposed to fall down and feel lost. We’re supposed to be disoriented, confused, sad and lonely. We’re supposed to experience everything.

There is beauty in your chaos and even more in your acceptance of it. It’s a beautiful thing to watch people turn their madness into creativity, their sorrow into music and their pain into prophecies.

And if you can’t remember these words, remember the ones of those who have proven life is better when you’ve gone through some sh*t.

“I think when you’re young, you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then, one day, you get out where the sun shines, and the rain rains, and the snow snows, and it all comes together.”

― Diana Vreeland

“Never apologise for showing feeling… When you do so, you apologise for truth.”

—Benjamin Disraeli

“I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.”

— Sarah Dessen

“Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

“One small crack doesn’t mean you’re broken. It means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart.”

— Linda Poindexter

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”

- Frank McCourt

“None of us understand what we’re doing, but we do beautiful things anyway.”

— Allen Ginsberg

“It’s important to not be afraid of failure and to push yourself to try things and jump in the cold water. There are incredible, beautiful opportunities out there.”

— Juergen Teller

“Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together.”

—Vincent van Gogh

“You have to be odd to be number one.”

— Dr. Seuss

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

— C. JoyBell C.

“Why be formal when you can be fabulously feral? Why be conventional when you can be happy?”

― Simon Doonan

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

― Charles Bukowski

“You don’t get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd.”

— Neil Gaiman

“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”

— Philip K. Dick

“Nothing is completely wrong; even a broken clock is right twice a day.”

- Paulo Coelho

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

- Coco Chanel

“They didn’t break me. I broke myself.”

- Max Brooks

"The worst stuff that you say sounds better than the best stuff that some other people say."

- Lena Dunham (Hannah Horvath)

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed."

- Michael Jordan

"You only have to do a very few things right in your life, so long as you don't do too many things wrong."

- Warren Buffet

"It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."

- J.K. Rowling

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

- Winston Churchill

“Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time.”

—Johanna de Silentio

“Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.”

— Ray Bradbury

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

— Aristotle

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”

- Ernest Hemingway