50 Best Quotes To Get You Out Of Your Deep, Dark Funk

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Have you ever been in a position where it feels like your life just isn't going anywhere?

If you're in a funk that you just can't get out of, check out these dark, deep quotes.

They will put you in a better mindset and help you get back on track to being a total rock star (not like you aren't one already).

1. "Lead from the heart, not the head." — Princess Diana

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2. "Love is so short, forgetting is so long." — Pablo Neruda

3. "I reached deep in you and pulled out a cardinal which in bright red flew out the window." ― Dorothea Lasky

4. "Education is the movement from darkness to light." — Allan Bloom

5. "If no pain, then no love. If no darkness, no light. If no risk, then no reward. It's all or nothing. In this damn world, it's all or nothing." — Glennon Doyle Melton

6. "Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily." — Napoleon Bonaparte

7. "Humans are cruel and everyone has darkness in their hearts that lead to bad things to happen, some more than others." — Timothy Long

8. "I see the world getting darker every time I see the light of faith slowly fading away letting the corruption grow." — Khiem

9. "A mirror reflects what you see, and a black mirror shows the dark side of it. " — Madeline Brewer

10. "Flowers grow out of dark moments." — Corita Kent

11. "My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids’ parties." — Gary Busey

12. "Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side." — Vernon Howard

13. "All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience." — Henry Miller

14. "Be careful of success; it has a dark side." — Robert Redford

15. "Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up." — Anne Lamott

16. "I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy." — Jessica Lange

17. "Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark." — Rabindranath Tagore

18. "All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark." — Swami Vivekananda

19. "There are those who are afraid of the dark, not just because it’s dark, but because of what’s inside the darkness." — Timothy Long

20. "There are no mistakes, only opportunities." — Tina Fey

21. "Life is short, and it is here to be lived." — Kate Winslet 

22. "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." — Frank Lloyd Wright

23. "Every moment is a fresh beginning." — T.S. Eliot

24. "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently." — Warren Buffett

25. "If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of." — Bruce Lee

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26. "If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine." — Morris West

27. "Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." — Dr. Seuss 

28. “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people." — Leonardo DiCaprio

29. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash 

30. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

31. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” — Jay-Z

32. "Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

33. "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." — Audrey Hepburn

34. "Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others." — Ellen DeGeneres

35. "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." — Mahatma Gandhi 

36. "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." — George Halas

37. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. — Michael Jordan

38. "Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden

39. "These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess." — Kobe Bryant

40. "Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." — Rumi

41. "You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." — Michael Phelps

42. "One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." — Michael Jordan

43. "Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion." — Rumi

44. "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." — Dolly Parton

45. "Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise." — Kobe Bryant

46. "There is no 'i' in team but there is in win." — Michael Jordan

47. "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." — Dolly Parton

48. "I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot." — Kobe Bryant

49. "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about." — Rumi

50. "Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees." — Rumi

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.