“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
― Roman Payne
I love a good quote. It soothes me in times of distress, and temporarily provides much needed inspiration which I will one day act on. Something about seeing in words, feelings that I know intimately, does wonders for me even for a moment. So when I saw the quote above it stopped me in my tracks (of scrolling through Instagram). This is exactly what I needed to see.
The quote is apparently a famous one, and is from a book called The Wandress by Roman Payne. As always I was tempted to go buy the book where the quote came from but decided against it thanks to a review on Goodreads which stated “One good quote does not make a good book“. I was glad to see that as I have bought books off the strength of a quote only to find out the book did not live up to the hype.
I am full of dreams and imagination, and I have lived in this fantasy world for well over a decade. My dream life is full and fulfilling, and I am happy. Why have I not then made my real life as fulfilling? It is so easy to dream, but a herculean task to bring these dreams to fruition. For one, I don’t even know where to start. For years I have a postcard above my television with the words below.
She decided to start living the life she imagined.
It’s so hard though!
I also like this quote from the book. It resonates so deeply with me.
“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”
I don’t need the world to make me a queen, but I do need to stop hiding in my room.
“One day, she’d find a way to live her life to the fullest. She was sure of it. She just had no idea how she would manage it.”
― Ilona Andrews, On the Edge
Little by little, brick by brick. I must give everything to make my life as beautiful as my dreams