"I'd finally come to understand what it had been: a yearning for a way out, when actually what I had wanted to find was a way in." Cheryl Strayed, Wild
"I didn't feel happy or sad. I didn't feel proud or ashamed. I only felt that in spite of all the things I'd done wrong, in getting myself here, I'd done right." Cheryl Strayed, Wild
"We are a product of our past, but we don't have to be a prisoner of it." Rick Warren, A Purpose Driven Life
"The warmth from the sun shown bright making it’s existence known where I sat with my hands clasped in my lap, my shoulders shrugged. Although, it was distant, I felt a spark of light within me, dim, yet I was aware of its presence. The flame inside of me had not yet been extinguished, still dancing within, proving I still existed."