100 'Feeling Lost' Quotes So You Know You're Not Alone

by Dana Baardsen
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If you’re going through it (hugs!), feeling lost, or realize you’ve landed at a true crossroads… hang in there. Here’s a list of quotes about feeling lost that will help you feel less alone and more inspired to move along. Seek help from a real professional if you’re really feeling like you’re in a dark place. Sometimes, feeling lost means we know exactly where we want to be! Read on.

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  1. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell
  2. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, pave another one.” -Dolly Parton
  3. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” -Katherine Dunham
  4. “A tree that is unbending is usually broken.” -Loa Tzu
  5. You can regain control and happiness. You will.
  6. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw
  7. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment.
  8. “Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day. Similarly, one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” -Aristotle
  10. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh
  11. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: ‘I’m possible.’” -Audrey Hepburn
  12. “You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.” -Bob Parson
  13. Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and just go where your heart takes you.
  14. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
  15. Don’t underestimate the healing power of music, the ocean, and the stars.
  16. “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” -The Wizard Of Oz
  17. “Self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” -Tom Robbins
  18. “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgemental.” -Marion Cotillard
  19. “Anger, resentment, and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others. It only changes yours.” -Shannon L. Alder
  20. “To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.” -Alex Ebert
  21. “We can easily forget a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -Plato
  1. “The time between 1998 and 2005 was especially bad. During that time I avoided looking in the mirror, because I didn’t like the person looking back at me. To be honest, there were times I thought I wouldn’t survive. I used to have a lot of problems. Amongst others, I drank too much. So I joined Alcoholics Anonymous to get and stay sober.” -Naomi Campbell
  2. “It went so dark inside of me. And it was dark outside, too, in those miserable after-Christmas months: cold and wet and icy. I felt like I was trapped in a snow globe.” -Cat Marnell
  3. “No man is free who cannot control himself.” -Pythagoras
  4. There is no angry way to say: “Bubbles.”
  5. Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s also built on ruins.
  6. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” -Henry Rollins
  7. “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called, ‘All The Things That Could Go Wrong.” -Marianne Williamson
  8. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain is to increase the burden. It is easier to say, “My tooth is aching” than to say, “My heart is broken.” -C.S. Lewis
  9. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” -Babe Ruth
  10. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” -Will Rogers
  11. “Whenever I’m confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and he does.” -Beyonce Knowles
  12. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard
  13. If it comes, let it. If it goes, let it.
  14. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret, and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” -Swami Sivananda
  15. “The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” -Maimonides
  16. “The fears we don’t face become our limits.” -Amy Elizabeth
  17. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene
  18. There are people who would love to have your bad days…
  19. “I still don’t know who the f*ck I am or what the f*ck I want, but I can wholeheartedly confess that I’m finally at peace with myself and truly starting to understand what true happiness is. I’m sorry if I let anyone down. It was just time for me to work on me.” -Kelly Osbourne
  20. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” -Fiona Apple
  21. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
  22. “If you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” -Marilyn Monroe
  23. “Negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” -Eckhart Tolle
  24. You learn more from failure than from success.
  25. “Maybe if we all looked up at the sky and said, ‘I love you’ every night, we’d learn what love without expectations feels like. Nobody owns the stars.” -Erin Van Vuren
  26. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” -Demi Lovato
  27. “Life is 10% what you experience and 90% how you respond to it.” -Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  28. Talking about problems can turn into a great addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys.
  29. “Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso
  30. “Leave your front door and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.” -Shunryu Suzuki
  31. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller
  32. To get lost is to learn the way.
  33. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
  34. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” -Elizabeth Gilbert
  35. “You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say: I’m proud of what I am and who I am.” -Mariah Carey
  36. “Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection. Nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” -Basil Rathbone
  37. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” -Dr. Henry Link
  38. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” -Nelson Mandela
  39. Make a list of the things that make you happy, then make a list of the things you do on a daily basis. Compare the lists and adjust accordingly!
  40. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” -Robert Downey Jr.
  41. A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t get far until you change it.
  42. “Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.” -Mohnish Pabrai
  43. “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different than feeling sad. Sad hurts, but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” -J.K. Rowling
  44. If you don’t like where you are now, move. You are not a tree.
  45. “I’m just always trying to surround myself with better people and be the best version of myself possible. I know it sounds obnoxious to hear people say that, but why not?” -Lucy Hale
  46. “You only lose what you cling to.” -Buddha
  47. “If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you.” -Noot Shirazie
  48. Give people high fives just for getting out of bed. Being a person is hard sometimes.
  49. “You have to be strong and calm to overcome difficult moments.” -Dani Alves
  1. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” -Maya Angelou
  2. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” -Dalai Lama
  3. You can’t start the next chapter if you keep reading the last.
  4. “I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.” -Elizabeth Wurtzel
  5. Remember: When you feel like you’re buried, you’ve actually been planted.
  6. “Be patient with all that is unresolved within your heart, and try to love the questions.” -Rainer Maria Wilke
  7. “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” -Jimi Hendrix
  8. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” -J.M. Barrie
  9. “If you don’t stand for something, you will stand for anything.” -Gordon Eadie
  10. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself.
  12. “Life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes. It’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess up.” -Marilyn Monroe
  13. Failure builds character.
  14. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
  16. “If you are working on something you don’t really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs
  17. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein
  18. “Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.” -Eckhart Tolle
  19. “Happiness is the highest form of health.” -Dalai Lama
  20. “It will never be perfect. Make it work.” -Life
  21. “Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” -Brian Tracy
  22. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill
  23. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” -Og Mandino
  24. Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall.
  25. “The first six months of getting sober consisted of nothing but accumulative isolation. My phone stopped ringing the minute word got out that I had put the bottle down. And that was pretty painful. I wasn’t hurt by the fact that my “friends” weren’t including me on the action, but it was reality sinking in that I had no real friends that stung the most. I had social pals, relationships based on nothing more than partying. I guess you could say I made myself into a party favor.” -Kat Von D
  26. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” -Muhammad Ali
  27. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt
  28. “Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.” -John Wooden
  29. “Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me.” -Elizabeth Wurtzel
  30. “You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” -Gilbert Baker

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