Twenty Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through Your Twenties


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

J. K. Rowling

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

Lewis Carroll

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things that you did do. So throw of the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

“May your choices reflect your hopes. Not your fears.”

Nelson Mandela

“Your twenties are your selfish years. It’s a time to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time and all the aspect of you. Tinker with shit. Travel. Explore. Love a lot. Love a little. And never touch the ground.”

Kyoko Escamilla

“If you’re not doing what you love, you’re wasting your time.”


“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Your work is going to be a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs

“We all have two lives. The second begins when you realise you only have one.”

Tom Hiddleston

“Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.”


“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Steve Jobs 

“A year from now you will look back and wish you started today.”

Richard Branson

“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me and not terrify me.”

Tracee Ellis Ross

“A list of random, unrelated things to remember: time heals; mountain winds sound exactly like ocean waves; you are worth everything now; walls can be destroyed; the sun always rises (and is always beautiful); there is music in everything; logic doesn’t produce magic; somewhere, somebody loves you; you don’t need to choose mediocre when fire exists; the moon orchestrates our nights and tides; trees can grow through rocks; you should do it now.”

Victoria Erickson

“Are you really living life? Or are you just paying bills until you die?”


“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Leonardo Da Vinci

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because what you believe you become.”

Oprah Winfrey 

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”

Irish Proverb 

“When you do something beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

John Lennon 

“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”


Following Your Heart


The central thrust behind my philosophy on life and behind the advice I would ever give to anyone ever is to never settle for anything less than what your heart truly desires. Too often we listen to our head because, ya know, it’s sensible, it’s “realistic”, it’s reasonable, it’s comfortable and it’s easier to do shit by the book because it’s safe. But it’s also really fucking boring. Listening to your heart is terrifying, it pushes us out of our comfort zones, it challenges our emotions, it sticks its middle finger up to the rules and says “fuck it”, it’s impulsive, it’s free-spirited, it dreams big and it’s passionate.

Following your heart isn’t always easy, you’re going to want to challenge what it tells you to do and try to reason with it because it will probably scare the absolute shit out of you, but don’t fight it, trust it. It knows what it’s doing.

If I ask my head what I should do with my life, it tells me to stay where I am, to keep working away at my average job, to chip away at paying back some debt while trying to save a bit on the side. It tells me to find a guy and slowly start building a life with him. It reassures me that we will do some travelling so I won’t completely miss out on my dreams, but before we know it we’ll be back in the town we grew up in looking at getting a mortgage on a house and starting a family. It tells me that my goals are unrealistic and that I’m better to just put them aside, forget about them and focus on maintaing a home and raising a family until they’re old enough for me to go back to work. It tells me to follow the rules, to play it safe and to take the easy road.

But if I ask my heart what I should do with my life, I am instantly inspired, motivated and quite frankly, fucking amped. My heart tells to me to quit my job tomorrow, pack my bags, throw a dart at the map and get on the next flight out to where it lands. It tells me to go adventures and to live the life I’d be jealous of if I saw someone else living it. It tells me to take a deep breath, trust the process of life and just take it as it comes. It tells me to go balls at the fucking wall with everything I do and to kick ass every day. It tells me to go out and turn the life of my dreams into a reality, to pursue my passion and to never settle.

While it’s a bit of no-brainer, like I said before, it isn’t always as easy to follow our hearts as it sounds. When I find myself at a cross-road and don’t know what to do next I find the best thing to do is find a quiet place, close my eyes, take a deep breath, place my hand on my heart and ask myself whatever the question happens to be. I find the first answer that comes to my mind is the right one. When its pull is strong and deep-rooted that’s when I know it’s my heart. The rush of noise and doubt that follows is my head desperately trying to come up with a list of reasons for why it’s a terrible idea. Block that out. It’s just the result of fear and social conditioning trying to tell you that you can’t do it, that it’s unrealistic or that you’re “dreaming”.

From my own experiences and from the experiences others’ who are living proof of having turned their dreams into their reality, you can never be wrong if you listen to your heart.  I urge you to have the courage to follow your heart because although I have no idea how or why, it already knows what you truly want, who you want to become and the life you desire. Everything else is secondary.

Amber x