Ashly Lorenzana quotes

  • The end of a relationship is not always a failure. Sometimes all the love in the world is not enough to save something. In these cases, it is not a matter of fault from either person. Some things cannot be, it's as simple as that.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Failure #Simple #World

  • No one truly knows what they will do in a certain situation until they are actually in it. It's very easy to judge someone else's actions by what you assume your own would be, if you were in their shoes. But we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Thinking #Shoes #People

  • When you want to share something with another person more than anything, it is one of the most difficult things to realize that you can never have it. Accepting this realization is even more difficult. Loving someone does mean saying goodbye to them in some cases, though we will fight that until the oftentimes bitter end before doing the right thing.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Goodbye #Mean #Fighting

  • It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Mean #Writing #Pride

  • The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Freedom #People #World

  • You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don't stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Mom #Dad #Children

  • We judge others instantly by their clothes, their cars, their appearance, their race, their education, their social status. The list is endless. What gets me is that most people decide who another person is before they have even spoken to them. What's even worse is that these same people decide who someone else is, and don't even know who they are themselves.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Race #Clothes #People

  • Even if you think you're doing well and have it all figured out, there is a voice you will always inevitably hear at some point which nags at you and says "but wait..." Don't ever dismiss it, listen to what it has to say. Life will never be close enough to perfect, and listening to that voice means stepping outside of yourself and considering your own wrongdoings and flaws.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Mean #Thinking #Voice

  • I don't possess these thoughts I have --- they possess me. I don't possess these feelings I have --- They obsess me.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Feelings

  • I'm falling apart, one part after another. Falling down on the world like snow. Half of me is already on the ground, watching from below.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Fall #Snow #Half

  • Anything at all is possible. Some things are unlikely. Some things will never happen. But they always could, at any time.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Unlikely

  • Everyone lies to themselves, but many people do it with good intentions. They want to believe what they tell themselves, it is oftentimes the best possible version of reality for them. Although it may not be accurate, it is a mural of their desires, aspirations, optimism and passion. These people usually either need time or a new experience to discover the truth. People who lie to themselves for different reasons are oftentimes trying to avoid something or escape blame for things they have done.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Lying #Believe #Passion

  • The only thing that feels worse than being stuck in a situation that makes you unhappy is realizing that you are not ready or willing to change whatever it is.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Unhappy #Realizing #Stuck

  • We may seem fine, even when the pain remains right there beneath our surface.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Pain #May #Surface

  • There is nothing worse than having an enemy who is a total loser. It's incredibly frustrating when seeking revenge against one, because you come to the realization that there is really nothing you can do to make the person's life worse than it already is. They have nothing to take; there is no way to screw them over if you have been their victim. It's maddening.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Revenge #Sunset #Enemy

  • Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Integrity #Ashamed

  • The easiest way to gain someone's trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you're just being you and being real. Minimal effort too.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Real #Effort #Way

  • People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Dog #Book #Unique

  • I think there were times when I was so afraid of losing you that I forgot I even had you at all.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Fear #Thinking #Losing

  • How good something is should never be determined by its cost, designer, origin, or its perceived value by others.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Cost #Determined #Materialism

  • Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Karma #Turns #Sooner Or Later

  • Storytellers don't show, they tell. I'm sticking with that.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Shows #Storyteller

  • If you love yourself the most at your happiest moments, there is no reason not to be fond of who you are in the dark.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Love You #Dark #Moments

  • It is through justification of one's actions that a completely guiltless life is possible.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Action #Life Is #Justification

  • My sadness is beautiful. It infuses everything I do. It is at the core of my identity and has always been, just as happiness is in some people. I refuse to hold that as a flaw. I will not mute it with medications for the sake of society. I will hold it close to me and celebrate it rightfully while the rest of the world fails to see it for what it is, and it will be their loss.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Beautiful #Sadness #Loss

  • No original thought still exists. People are original, each one of them. The same ideas that others had before you are waiting for you to bring them back to life in a new way. The part of who you are that is left behind within these old ideas is what makes them original all over again.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Ideas #People #Waiting

  • Your whole life and the story of your journey is the landscape picture on the front of the box of a 1,000 piece puzzle. The pieces are each a small sticky note that ends in mid-sentence. You simply need to figure out where each one starts and ends.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Journey #Needs #Stories

  • Most of the pain we feel is nothing more than a story that needs telling.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Pain #Needs #Stories

  • No one is fighting for my freedom unless they are doing it on my soil.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Fighting #Soil

  • The fact of the matter is that you should really stop concerning yourself with writing a book because anyone can write a book that totally sucks. There is nothing special about that.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Book #Writing #Special

  • Experience is the opposite of education.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Opposites

  • Morality and legality have nothing to do with one another.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Morality

  • Some people like living in black and white worlds. Let them stay there. Appreciate all the colors you see in your world though.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Black And White #Color #People

  • It may be a man's world, but men are easily controlled by women.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Men #World #May

  • It's hardly ever that I am hurt by something in only one dimension.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Hurt #Dimensions #I Am Hurt

  • If you're going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you're going to half-ass it, why bother?
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Half #Way #Ass

  • People accuse me of falling in love easily. It just means that I'm able to see the beauty in most of the people who cross paths with me and I appreciate it for what it is and also for what it isn't. Love is imperfect. Falling for someone's flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths. And people like myself, who fall into love easily, are sometimes the loneliest souls around at the end of the day.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Falling In Love #Mean #Love Is

  • Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Honesty #Lying #Heart

  • The only unique contribution you can offer the world is to be who you actually are and no one else.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Unique #World #Contribution

  • By judging others, you make yourself easy to judge.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Character #Judging #Judging Others

  • Drugs don't really fix anything, except for everything.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Addiction #Drug

  • You cannot force things apart that are bound at the heart.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Heart #Force

  • There will be a time when you are forced to follow your heart away from someone you love.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Heartbroken #Follow Your Heart #Someone You Love

  • All we know is what were told.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

  • Anything that lights your world leaves it dark once it's gone.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Dark #Light #Gone

  • I can pretty much guarantee that you will at some point find yourself doing something that at one point you swore you'd never do. You'll do it for the sake of getting high, either directly or indirectly. Trust me. It will happen. You might think you know yourself better than anyone, but you have yet to become acquainted with your addiction. It will introduce itself in ways that you never thought were possible.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Thinking #Addiction #Finding Yourself

  • A selfless act out of even the purest desire to do for others, will be selfish in the satisfaction and happiness it brings to one doing it.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Selfish #Desire #Selfless

  • Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Dog #People #Important

  • If somebody never gets enough of you, they will always want more
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Want #Enough

  • You never know what lurks just beneath the surface of my fragile sanity.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Sanity #Beneath The Surface #Surface

  • It's so hard to find the place somewhere in the middle of the best and worst I've felt.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Middle #Worst

  • The parts of me that hurt the worst want me to write something for them, but I can't. I don't know what to say. I'm lost in all this sadness, and so are they.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Hurt #Writing #Sadness

  • Phones with numerical keypads worked best for dialing phone calls. Incidentally, phone calls tend to be the primary function of a phone. 'Smartphones' completely ignore these basic facts, resulting in some of the least intelligent devices I've seen yet. Oh the irony.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Intelligent #Phones #Facts

  • There is nothing wrong with revenge. The wrong has already been done, or there would be no need to even the score.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Revenge #Would Be #Needs

  • I don't think I've ever dared to write down what I see in the ruins of me, or tell in any detail the scars and all their secrets.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Writing #Thinking #Secret

  • You have to believe what you're saying if you're going to convince me. I just can't break that rule, even if I want to.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Believe #Want #Break

  • It might be depressing, but it's also the truth that no one has the power, the money, or the resources to save everyone on the planet from going hungry, living in poverty or allowed basic human rights. But consider the other side of this: there are people in this world who truly WOULD do all of these things for everyone if only they could. There is hope after all.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Depressing #Rights #People

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