10 Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes Offering Advice on Happiness

Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes Offering Advice on HappinessI love so many different inspiring Cheryl Strayed quotes that I decided share her words of wisdom all in one place!

Here’s a special Cheryl Strayed quote collection – with her awesome happiness advice.

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10 Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes Offering Advice on Happiness


“You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success.  You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life.  And you don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. Plus you don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score.  Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts. You have to pay your electric bill. And you have to be kind. Plus you have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.” – Cheryl Strayed

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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 and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.- Cheryl Strayed


Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore. – Cheryl Strayed


I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore. – Cheryl Strayed


Self-pity is a dead-end road. You make the choice to drive down it. It’s up to you to decide to stay parked there or to turn around and drive out. – Cheryl Strayed


But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first. – Cheryl Strayed


Most things will be okay eventually. But not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. And sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. – Cheryl Strayed


I suppose this is what I meant when I wrote what I did, sweet pea, about how it is we cannot possibly know what will manifest in our lives. We live and have experiences and leave people we love and get left by them. People we thought would be with us forever aren’t and people we didn’t know would come into our lives do. Our work here is to keep faith with that, to put it in a box and wait. To trust that someday we will know what it means, so that when the ordinary miraculous is revealed to us we will be there, standing before the baby girl in the pretty dress, grateful for the smallest things. – Cheryl Strayed


You have to say I am forgiven again and again until it becomes the story you believe about yourself. – Cheryl Strayed


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

Bonus Cheryl Strayed Quote #11

The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming. – Cheryl Strayed

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