A long-time lover of quotes, because they are like little injections of motivation that sometimes can be life changing, make me laugh or touch me deeply. Below are a few quotes that lift my spirits, make me laugh or give me the push I sometimes need. I've also added my artworks and my two cents worth alongside them to show you how those philosophies impact me.
I'm curious to know if they'll move you too...enjoy.
"What a caterpillar calls the end of the world we call a butterfly." - Eckhart Tolle
NOTHING STAYS THE SAME
You really don't know what you could be until you let go of what you believe to be now.
"The Butterfly Effect" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
"Life is not a fairy tale: if you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk." - Unknown
LAUGH WITH LIFE
I personally haven't lost any shoes, but I most definitely have lost a few heels. If you can genuinely laugh at your fails and falls, but also accept the truth of your situation, you are a winner in my eyes.
"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." - Eckhart Tolle
IT'S ALL IN OUR PERCEPTION
There is so much truth in this and it's taken me about 20 years to train my brain to catch my thoughts and apply this philosophy in daily life. What if life wants to show us more than we know? Isn't that feeling of overcoming challenges good, and we inevitably grow? When we open our eyes to other possibilities within our unhappiness, we hold the power of happiness in our hearts.
"Eye Love" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
"Happiness is like an Orgasm: if you think about it too much it goes away." - Tim Minchin
DON'T WORRY...BE HAPPY
I'm not even going to elaborate on this quote, because sometime words ruin the moment!
"Rolling in it" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
“The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.” - Bruce Lee
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART
That's exactly how it feels when I paint, people often ask if it feels like I'm on drugs or zone out when painting, but it's not like that, it's the stillness in motion that I feel the most, it's living in the moment at its purist, being led by it.
"In the Drifting Silence" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
“There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” - Bette Davis
LET THE BUBBLES FLOW
Need I say anymore?
"Ooops One too Many" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
“I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin
EYES WIDE SHUT
I'm convinced that most artists absorb the external world in an unusual way, we pick up the layers of information that the eyes can't see, and creatively transfer this information, then call it art. That's why we are emotional, dramatic, and overly sensitive at times...hehehe
"Let the Present Dance" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
"True masters are those who've chosen to make a life rather than a living." - Neale Donald Walsch
LIVE WHILE I'M ALIVE
I simply don't see the point of spending (and I mean spending- as time is irreversible) your time on things that drain your life for 40 hours a week. That's all I have to say about that!
"Tuned in 2 U & U & U 2" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation." — Rumi
LOVE NEVER DIES
This became an unequivocal truth to me when my mother passed as it elevated my ability to see love in this way, because even though she had left this physical world I could feel her living inside me, she hadn't left at all. I think when we share so much of our lives we cannot ever be separated because we are so entangled. I "get it" now and feel so blessed to have unwavering faith in love, death is not finite to me anymore.
"Life is now Chocolate Coated" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
"Love or fear. The decision defines you." - Oprah Winfrey
LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
This is the big question I ask myself when making decisions (when I remember). Am I choosing from a place of fear, or a place of love? It can be tricky to get the balance right, but I 100% know when fear is ruling my actions, it's all shades of wrong.
"Hold onto your Nuts" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
“DO WE NEED A REASON TO BE HAPPY?” - Dr Joe Dispenza
LIFE WORKS FROM THE INSIDE OUT
In my experience, the more we know ourselves and can connect to the love in us and all around us, the less stuff we "need" to make us happy. We discover that we are the present within the present.
"Unwrap the Presents" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
“I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ’Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.” - Jim Carrey
APPRECIATION BREEDS ABUNDANCE
Life is so precious and to savour it as often as possible simply makes sense.
"HOT MOCHA" - Art by Tanya Loviz VIEW ARTWORK OPTIONS
People are so inspiring, please share your favourite quotes with me. I can never get enough of great words wrapped in kick-arse intention.