12 Quotes from books that will remind you that you are enough

There are times as we go through life that we feel like we are not enough. Times when we feel like our best just isn’t good enough; that who we are and the way we are can’t compare to the way anyone else is, and we start to beat ourselves up for being different.

In literature and books, we find that being different is not a bad thing, but an incredibly beautiful and unique thing, and it helps us realise that we are, in fact, more than enough exactly as we are.

Here are twelve quotes from books that remind us that we are enough.

1. “Sometimes it takes getting pushed to the very edge before you can find your voice and courage to speak out again. Sometimes it takes hitting that rock bottom to realize you’re done descending, and it’s time to rise. Sometimes it takes being told you’re nothing—being made to feel like you’re nothing—to help you see that you are complete.

Mandy Hale, You Are Enough: Heartbreak, Healing, and Becoming Whole

2. “If you ever feel lazy or dull, take heart: you’re the busiest, brightest thing on the planet.”
David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

3. “Life has not been able to break me and it will not break you. Stand tall for you are loved, you are enough, you are able, and in the end we will survive.”
Donna G. Bourgeois, Life with Ollie: The story of an only child of a single narcissistic parent

4. “I love myself. I am becoming myself. I am loved. I am enough.”
Alex Clare-Young, Transgender. Christian. Human.

5. “What do you believe about who you are? About your capabilities? When was the last time you trusted yourself enough to test them?”
Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

6. “Don’t allow other people’s opinion to dictate who you are supposed to be. Look within yourself and discover the amazingly unique, beautiful and strong person you actually are.”
Sandra Cooze, Journey to Your Self – How to Heal from Trauma: Written by Someone Who Did

7. “I  am  a  woman  who  can  say  I  am  enough  and  I  am worthy.  I  found  myself  by  helping  others  in  the  midst of  my  own  pain.  We  can  only  give  ourselves  over  to Him  without  borders,  and  without  holding  back,  just like  I  am  each  day  asking  Him  for  direction  and  for strength.  When  I  look  at  the  women  in  the  Bible, Tamar  seduced  her  husband’s  father  and  got pregnant  with  his  child,  Rehab  was  a  prostitute, Bathsheba  cheated  on  her  husband  and  had  a child  by  David  and  Mary  Magdalene  was  an adulterous  woman,  yet  Jesus  looked  into  their  souls and  gave  them  a  powerful  story,  that  still  today can  be  an  example  to  us  all. ”
Chimnese Davids, Redeeming Soul

8. “Sometimes you have to realize that you’ve HAD enough to realize that you ARE enough.”
― Mandy Hale, You Are Enough: Heartbreak, Healing, and Becoming Whole

9. “You always seem to think you have to change, you think you have to improve yourself, to be like everyone else, to fit in, but can’t you see you’re perfect just the way you are?”
Rebecca Raisin, Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop

10. “You’ve got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn’t define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don’t have to struggle to be good enough for.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

11. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.”
Criss Jami, Healology

12. “Maybe my best isn’t as good as someone else’s, but for a lot of people, my best is enough. Most importantly, for me it’s enough.”
Lindsey Stirling, The Only Pirate at the Party

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