Arianna Huffington quotes

  • Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Opposites

  • The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mother #Wisdom #Giving Up

  • We take better care of our smartphone than ourselves. We know when the battery is depleted and recharge it
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Smartphones #Batteries #Care

  • Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Gratitude #Grace #Gateways

  • We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Struggle #Moving #Grace

  • The first step toward changing the world is to change our vision of the world and of our place in it.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Vision #World #Firsts

  • Women still have an uneasy relationship with power and the traits necessary to be a leader. There is this internalized fear that if we are really powerful, we are going to be considered ruthless or pushy or strident - all of those epithets that strike right at our femininity. We are still working at trying to overcome the fear that power and womanliness are mutually exclusive.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Powerful #Leader #Trying

  • Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Life Is

  • We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Positive #Success #Business

  • Don’t just climb the ladder of success - a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout - but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Stress #Giving #Goal

  • Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Inspiring #Fall #Fearless

  • We don’t have to wait until we move or change jobs to change our lives. Nor do we have to wait for large-scale, upstream change. We can initiate change right now. There are endless starting points.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Jobs #Moving #Waiting

  • Don't buy society's definition of success. Because it's not working for anyone. It's not working for women, it's not working for men, it's not working for polar bears, it's not working for the cicadas that are apparently about to emerge and swarm us. It's only truly working for those who make pharmaceuticals for stress, diabetes, heart disease, sleeplessness, and high blood pressure.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Graduation #Stress #Heart

  • I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I’m here to tell you that the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is: getting enough sleep.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Sleep #Doctors #Way

  • We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Thinking #Quality #Results

  • Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Running #Business #Exercise

  • There is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Baby #Children #Parent

  • If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world.’ 
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mind #World #Care

  • At the moment, our society's notion of success is largely composed of two parts: money and power. But it's time for a third metric, beyond money and power - one founded on well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder, and to give back.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Two #Giving #Metrics

  • Naysayers have little power over us - unless we give it to them.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Giving #Littles #Naysayers

  • Failure is a stepping stone to success.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Stones #Stepping Stones

  • We are not on this earth to accumulate victories, things, and experiences, but to be whittled and sandpapered until what's left is who we truly are.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Beautiful #Victory #Earth

  • I have one piece of advice for you: sleep your way to the top.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Sleep #Advice #Pieces

  • Increasingly, staying in the middle class - let alone aspiring to become middle class - is becoming a game of chance.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Games #Class #Becoming

  • Why worry about minor little details like clean air, clean water, safe ports and the safety net when Jesus is going to give the world an "Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition" right after he finishes putting Satan in his place once and for all?
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Jesus #Air #Safety

  • The more fearless we are in our personal lives, the more of that spirit we'll bring to changing our world.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Our World #Fearless #Spirit

  • Being fearless doesn't mean living a life devoid of fear, but living a life in which our fears don't hold us back
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mean #Fearless

  • There is a purpose to our lives, even if it is sometimes hidden from us, and even if the biggest turning points and heartbreaks only make sense as we look back, rather than as we are experiencing them. So we might as well live life as if - as the poet Rumi put it - everything is rigged in our favor.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Live Life #Looks #Purpose

  • To live exuberantly, we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in ourselves.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Dark #Spots #Be Prepared

  • People discover that by helping others, even when they themselves are suffering, they end up improving their own lives.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Helping Others #People #Suffering

  • In life, the things that go wrong are often the very things that lead to other things going right.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Graduation

  • Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Media #Filters #Mouths

  • We all have this place in us, a place of strength, harmony and wisdom, but most of the time we don't live there How can we course-correct faster? How can we encourage each other to live in that place more?
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Harmony #Faster

  • The essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Essence #Able #Iceberg

  • Creating the culture of burnout is opposite to creating a culture of sustainable creativity. This is something that needs to be taught in business schools. This mentality needs to be introduced as a leadership and performance-enhancing tool.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Creativity #School #Opposites

  • Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Meditation #Feelings #Stopping

  • I wish I'd known sooner that success isn't defined by who goes the longest without vacation.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Vacation #Wish

  • As a blogger, Chez Pazienza is filled with outrage, passion and insight -- delivered with a distinctive point of view, a wicked sense of humor, and a two-fisted style of prose. In Dead Star Twilight, he turns all these on himself -- and produces a fierce, funny, disturbing, but ultimately uplifting memoir. This is the book A Million Little Pieces dreamed of being.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Uplifting #Stars #Twilight

  • Our most meaningful relationships are based on a longing for expansion rather than a preoccupation with comfort and security. To live exuberantly-to fully know and be fully known by another-we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in our most intimate relationships and in our selves.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Meaningful #Dark #Self

  • So great becomes the fear of losing what we have that many of us rush back to hide under the temporary shelter of convention rather than follow the path of self-discovery wherever it might lead. Given adequate time and sufficient fear, we may hide so long that we hardly notice we're slowly suffocating.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Discovery #Self #Long

  • Moving ourselves to the background and others to the foreground is evidence that the (spiritual) search is achieving its purpose.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Spiritual #Moving #Purpose

  • Those who have matured spiritually, now put service to others at the center of their quest and of their lives.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Quests #Service To Others #Matured

  • Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Men #Harder

  • It is the Fourth Instinct (the spirit - RJ) that urges us to exceed ourselves ... by awakening our intuitive selves, and striving to be all that we were intended to be. It takes us beyond self-centeredness and enables us to resist the combined forces of indifference and meaninglessness. It awakens us to a sense of responsibility for those most in need of our society as well as for that world that future generations will inherit.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Responsibility #Self #Our Society

  • To speak about this universal force that will lead us beyond on the last horizon of our known self toward a wiser, more loving, more luminous states of being, we do not need to invent a new language. But we do need to listen to the old, the ancient one, not with our jaded minds, but with our awakened souls.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Self #Soul #Mind

  • Life is shaped from the inside out.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Life Is

  • Lasting social change unfolds from inside out: from the inner to the outer being, from inner to outer realities.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Reality #Social #Social Change

  • What Women's Lib might achieve if their 'consciousness raising' - or in plain English, brainwashing- campaign succeeds is a society whose members have identical roles but are perpetually at war with themselves; a society of males made neurotic by suppressed masculinity, of females made miserable by having masculine roles thrust upon them that contradict their feminine impulses.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #War #Succeed #Males

  • Learning to code is useful no matter what your career ambitions are.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Ambition #Careers #Matter

  • You can complete a project by dropping it.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Dropping #Projects

  • Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Inspirational #Mother #Reinvention

  • America being behind France in upward mobility is a little bit like France being behind America in Croissants and Afternoon Sex.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Sex #America #Mobility

  • There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mom #Becoming #Becoming A Mom

  • By any sane definition of success, if you wake up in a pool of blood and nobody has shot you, you are not successful.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Women #Successful #Blood

  • When your house is burning down, you don't worry about the remodeling.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Worry #House #Burning

  • Discover the great ideas that lie inside you by discovering the power of sleep.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Lying #Sleep #Ideas

  • When we really connect to that place of wisdom and strength and understanding, everything becomes easier.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Understanding #Inspire #Easier

  • The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Fall #Class #Giants

  • It matters, it matters very much, what each of us chooses to do. The journey toward self-discovery and self-knowledge is not only life's highest adventure, but also the only way to transform society from one based on self-centeredness and compulsory compassion to one based on service and mutual responsibility.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Adventure #Responsibility #Journey

  • We forget we’re mostly water till the rain falls and every atom in our body starts to go home.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Rain #Fall #Home

  • Why do we spend so much of our limited time on this earth focusing on all the things that our eulogies will never cover?
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Eulogy #Limited Time #Earth

  • It’s not ‘What do I want to do?’, it’s ‘What kind of life do I want to have?’ 
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Want #Kind

  • It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Sex #Attitude #Skills

  • Failure is not the opposite to success, it's a stepping stone to success. If our primary goal is to be approved of, then we are not going to take risks, we are not going to speak out, we are going to try to blend in.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Opposites #Goal #Risk

  • Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Believe #Creativity #People

  • I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mother #Thinking #Feelings

  • Well, you could become a Southern Baptist. I mean, instead of having to obey the Pope, you could just obey your husband.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Husband #Mean #Southern

  • It's not just the over $8 billion that we would be saving in law enforcement; it's also the over $8 billion that we would be making by taxing marijuana... We are filling our jails with nonviolent drug offenders - predominantly young, predominantly African American... It's a great beyond left and right issue. It has support across the political spectrum and also the support of the majority of the American people.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Marijuana #Law #Jail

  • I think especially as women we nned to recognize that feeling pressure is completely selfimposed.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Stress #Thinking #Feelings

  • Don't wait until you're not afraid of something to do it. Do it despite the fear and you'll start to develop a 'fearlessness muscle'.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Motivation #Waiting #Muscles

  • The harder you try to suppress the truth, the more inevitable it is that it will find a way to come out.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Truth #Trying #Way

  • America is a country ready to be taken-in fact, longing to be taken-by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Country #Taken #America

  • Nothing is ever enough when what you are looking for isn't what you really want.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Business #Want #Enough

  • My mother was a continual source of wisdom and great advice...she taught me that there is always a way around a problem-you've just got to find it. Keep trying doors; one will eventually open. She also taught me to accept failure as part and parcel of life. It's not the opposite of success; it's an integral part of success. I talk a lot about learning to become fearless in your approach to life. But fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's all about getting up one more time than you fall down.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mother #Fall #Doors

  • I'm pulling out, and I'm going to concentrate every ounce of time and energy over the next week working to defeat the recall because I realize now that's the only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Energy #Literature #Way

  • There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids-and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Kids #Intense #Beneath The Surface

  • Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Mom #Perfect #Trying

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