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Ever felt extremely frustrated but couldn't quite find the words to express it? Books can eloquently describe the emotions we're feeling better than we can -- and there's no one who can capture the uncertainty of growing up like young-adult author Judy Blume.
These seven heartwarming quotes from the author's novels not only poetically capture life's ups and downs, but also offer us some important advice. Scroll through the list below to find some solace in the words of Judy Blume.
Enjoy all of life's moments:
Don't let fear hold you back:
You have time:
The most important lessons can often come from unexpected sources:
Never stop learning about the world around you:
Cherish your relationships:
Best Friends, An Autobiographical Essay
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<strong>"Fearlessness is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let your fears run you."</strong>
<strong>"To live exuberantly, we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in ourselves."</strong>
<strong>"The first step toward changing the world is to change our vision of the world and of our place in it."</strong>
<strong>"Children brought up to feel that their lives have a larger purpose are more likely to keep their own troubles in perspective."</strong>
<strong>"When we feel we constantly have to prove ourselves at work, we give priority to our jobs over everything and everyone else."</strong>
<strong>"Being fearless doesn't mean living a life devoid of fear, but living a life in which our fears don't hold us back."</strong>
<strong>"Given adequate time and sufficient fear, we may hide so long that we hardly notice we're slowly suffocating."</strong>
<strong>"Naysayers have little power over us -- unless we give it to them."</strong>
<strong>"Squashing our true selves is a major cause of fear, anxiety, and depression."</strong>
<strong>"The more fearless we are in our personal lives, the more of that spirit we'll bring to changing our world."</strong>
<strong>"If we do rush in and make a bad decision, let's at least quickly forgive ourselves, learn, and move on."</strong>
<strong>"Survival behavior can be triggered by the fear of losing anything that we perceive as being part of our identity."</strong>
<strong>"Making the choice to move forward despite fear is an evolved decision that transcends our animal nature."</strong>
<strong>"We may not be able to tune our inner critics out entirely, but we don't have to let them run the show."</strong>
<strong>"That virtue called manliness is highly underrated in women. To me, it includes choosing to be brave rather than fearful."</strong>
<strong>"Refusing to be controlled by threats, guilt, blame -- even praise and blandishments -- is our true calling as human beings."</strong>
<strong>"A fear-driven life is a life not fully lived."</strong>