Cheryl Strayed Quotes

Nobody's going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you're rich or poor, out of money or raking it in, the beneficiary of ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things befall you.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Inspirational

Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor, and loaded with promises and commitments that we may or may not want or keep.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Love

Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Love

The father’s job is to teach his children how to be warriors, to give them the confidence to get on the horse to ride into battle when it’s necessary to do so.

- Cheryl Strayed, Wild

We are all entitled to our opinions and religious beliefs, but we are not entitled to make shit up and then use the shit we made up to oppress other people.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Religion

Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of. Your life will be a hundred times better for it.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

In my perception, the world wasn't a graph or formula or an equation. It was a story.

- Cheryl Strayed, Wild

There are so many torturous things in this life. Don't let a man who doesn't love you be one of them.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Love

Writing is hard. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Writing

Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyway.

- Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough

Work hard. Do good. Be incredible!

- Cheryl Strayed, Torch

# Inspirational

I know it's hard to write, darling. But it's harder not to. The only way you'll find out if you "have it in you" is to get to work and see if you do.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

# Writing

Cultivate an understanding that life is long, that people both change and remain the same, that every last one of us will need to fuck up and be forgiven, that we’re all just walking and walking and walking and trying to find our way, that all roads lead eventually to the mountaintop.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it. Put yourself in the way of beauty.

- Cheryl Strayed, Wild

# Nature