Keep Moving is a beautiful, introspective book that explains how to endure loss and embrace the beauty of life.

This book is for everyone who has experienced a trying period and is unsure of what may happen next.

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change by Maggie Smith
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I have curated best quotes from Keep Moving book for you.


Inspiring Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith

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Start making yourself at home in your life as it is. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Give the present the gift of your full attention. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Put one foot in front of the other and believe that the road will be there. Be proud: you are not only traveling a new road but making it as you go. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Your work is being yourself, offering what you can to others. You’ve been doing it all along. Now do it with intention. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Do not let loss drain the color from everything. Open your eyes to the brilliance around you: it’s still here. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Do not stop at the wall looming before you. Make a door. Make a door wide enough not only for you but for others. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Everything has been said and felt and done before – but not by you. You are the only one who can make your art, who can love in your unique way. So do it. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Everything is temporary. You can’t keep a white-knuckled hold on what you love or on what has hurt you. Loosen your grip on your grief today, if only a bit. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Do not wait for someone else to rescue you. Do one thing today, however small, in Operation: Save Yourself. Make a ladder, pick a lock. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Being strong, bracing yourself against hurt, can get in the way of actual healing; the real work. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Best Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith

Do not talk down to yourself for struggling; the struggle is part of the transformation. Trust that the version of yourself that emerges on the other side will be stronger for it. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Do not give up on yourself, even if someone gave up on you. Choose yourself. Do something today, however small, to invest in your own happiness. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

You can think about the past, casting your mind back, or think about the future, casting your mind forward, but you live here, in the present. Keep your mind here the best you can today. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Every person you encounter has a struggle, a hidden wound, something they carry that hurts them. Be kind – maybe something you do or say today will be the good medicine they need. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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What is embarrassment but a relative of fear? You’ve been seen-caught-at being imperfect. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Diamonds are created from intense pressure over long periods of time; pearls are formed around irritants. Precious things are made from discomfort. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Love is not something you earn. Love is a gift economy, like poetry. Give it away and receive it graciously. Move on from those who withhold it. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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An empty space is full of potential. Believe that you are making room for something. Turn on the ‘Vacancy’ sign. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Famous Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith

Stop searching yourself, trying to understand why someone else treated you the way they did: the answer is not inside you, it’s inside them, out of reach. Instead, work on understanding – truly knowing – yourself. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Do not allow someone else’s choices to ruin your waking hours or interrupt your sleep. The only words and actions you can control are your own, so focus on your own integrity, generosity, honesty. Rise above. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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You don’t have to be in love to have love in your life. Take stock of everything – and everyone – that fills your heart. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Get back up. Dust yourself off. Remember that you’re playing the long game, and trust that over time, the good days will outnumber the bad. Do what you can to make this day more livable than yesterday. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Instead of struggling at every roadblock, make a new way entirely. Keep an open mind: even the destination may change. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Remember a time when you forgave someone, how freeing that felt. You deserve your mercy as much as anyone else does. Forgive yourself for something today, something you wish you’d done differently. Just let it go. Free yourself from it. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Stop calling your heart broken; your heart works just fine. If you are feeling – love, anger, gratitude, grief – it is because your heart is doing its work. Let it. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Think about the word ‘spell’, meaning a state of enchantment or a brief period of time. When a chapter of your life ends, you may feel that a spell has been broken. You may feel disenchanted. But new magic is coming. Better yet, make new magic. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Be brave enough to ask for help when you need it. There is no merit badge for Doing All the Hard Things Alone. Reach out. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Top Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith

Prioritize your own happiness, security, and wellness. You cannot care for anyone else until and unless you care for yourself. Secure your own mask first. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Speak without silencing others. Listen without losing your own voice. KEEP MOVING. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

It is not your job to make other people comfortable with who you are. Be wary of those who don’t want you to change or grow. Grow anyway – there is no alternative. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Stop searching yourself trying to understand why someone else treated you the way they did. The answer is not inside you; it’s inside them, out of reach. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Do not be led by fear; fear cannot lead you out of the dark. Find whatever bits of hope you can – a trail of even the smallest bread crumbs, even the tiniest pebbles reflecting the moonlight – and follow them. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Popular Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith

Close the gap between yourself and your spirit – the person you know you can be. Let your choices reflect the person you want to become, not just the person you think you are. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Recognize the difference between The End and An End. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Don’t wait for your life to magically come together – it’s your work to do. Every day, every moment, you are making your life from scratch. Today, take one step, however small, toward creating a life you can be proud of. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Accept that you are a work in progress, both a revision and a draft: you are better and more complete than earlier versions of yourself, but you also have work to do. Be open to change. Allow yourself to be revised. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Vulnerability is strength. Do not compound your pain by being ashamed of it. Be vulnerable. Be strong. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Stop focusing on what is behind you. It’s growing smaller and smaller, miniaturizing in the distance; stop squinting at it, as if it has answers. Today, keep your eyes on where you are going, not where you have been. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Your life is your own, and your work is your own, and those things can be anything you want them to be. It’s up to you. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Commit yourself to the present. Loosen your grip on the life you had before – before a loss, an upheaval, a change that called everything into question – so that you can be here, where you’re needed, right now. KEEP MOVING. Do something today that will bring you joy even if you know you will not do it well. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Be sure of at least one thing in this moment – that you are loved and worthy of love. Hold tightly to what you know to be real and true and good about who you are. Be sure of yourself. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

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Do not be ashamed of the intensity of your emotion. That’s your humanity. Grief can be feral, wild, frightening. Give it a safe place to live. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Ask yourself about the kind of life you want: What would you do day to day, and with whom, and where? Consider the life you have. Do one thing today, however small, to close the gap between the two. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

Inspirational Keep Moving Quotes by Maggie Smith

When life held your hand in the flames, it taught you something about the kind of burning you can endure. You survived: don’t forget that, and don’t diminish it. KEEP MOVING. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).

All you have to do today is live the best you can. Even if your best doesn’t feel like much right now, your best will get better and better. Trust that someday you will look back and realize you survived, one day at a time. ~ Maggie Smith (Keep Moving).



So these were the 47 top quotes from Keep Moving book by Maggie Smith.

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