Inspiring Quotations

These quotes have been used in Daughter By Court Order and have inspired many women who have written in to the DBCO Forum.

‘Memories warm you up from the inside, but they also tear you apart.’ Haruki Murakami


‘You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.’ Bob Marley


‘Truth, like diamonds, has many facets.’ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


‘What’s meant to be will always find a way.’ Trisha Yearwood


‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ Steve Martin


‘The past is never dead, it is not even past.’ William Faulkner


‘But at my back I always hear; Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.’ Andrew Marwell


‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’ Allen Saunders


‘In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.’ Robert Frost


‘Now that I have opened that bottle of memories, they’re pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.’ Ellen Hopkins


‘Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people.’ Warren Buffet


‘You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.’ Marcus Aurelius


‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ JRR Tolkien


‘You can break down a woman temporarily but a real woman will always pick up the pieces, rebuild herself and come back stronger than ever.’ Anonymous


‘From the ashes a fire shall be woken; A light from the shadows shall spring.’ JRR Tolkien


‘It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!’ Robert Kiyosaki


‘Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’ Albert Einstein


‘The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.’ Walt Disney Company


‘Doesn’t matter what you do or how you do it, your neighbours are going to talk elsewhere about you, anyway.’ Felder Rushing


‘Being weak doesn’t make you worthless. Being strong doesn’t make you invincible. But having those two sides makes you, you.’ Danielle Baker


‘Fiction is the Truth inside the Lie.’ Stephen King


‘A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.’ Author Unknown


‘The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.’ Czaslaw Milosz


‘In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.’ Albert Camus


‘In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.’ Michael Korda


‘Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson


‘We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.’ Martin Luther King Jr.


‘Everyone of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s what part of it means to be alive.’ Haruki Murakami


‘Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.’ Roger Crawford


‘When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.’ Franklin D Roosevelt


‘The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.’ Ivy Baker Priest


‘The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.’ Gregory Colbert


‘Out of difficulties grow miracles.’ Jean de la Bruyere


‘We are twice armed if we fight with faith.’ Plato


‘Any truth creates a scandal.’ Marguerite Yourcener


‘It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further then you can see.’ Winston Churchill


‘I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail.’ Cat Stevens


‘Strength is looking back and seeing what you have been through and knowing you were strong enough to make it.’ Anonymous


‘It was possible that a miracle was not something that happened to you but rather something that didn’t.’ Jodi Picoult


‘A problem becomes a problem only if you believe it to be so. And often others see you as you see yourself.’ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


‘I will not die an unlived life’ Dawna Markova


‘Destiny is strong and swift. You cannot trick it so easily.’ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni