12 Rihanna Quotes That Remind Us Why Self-Love Is So Damn Important

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When you think of people who are so unabashedly themselves — people who make being confident look so easy and sexy — Rihanna should be at the tippy top of your list (if she isn’t already). This badass woman isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and makes it known to everyone that she plays by her rules only.

Because what else is better in life than to be totally and completely yourself? And, believe it or not, there are certain Rihanna quotes that speak right into learning how to improve your confidence, love yourself, and become a better person in the process.

At one point, the Rihanna we all admire and look up to today wasn’t always that confident person. Like all of us, she used to struggle with being comfortable in her own skin, but she never let that stop her from being the awesome and talented woman she is today.

She teaches us that sometimes, it takes time to figure out who you are and how to be happy with what you have.

Rihanna reminds us that you can’t expect anyone else to love you until you learn to love yourself. If you’re unhappy with the person you are, everyone else will be too. Harsh? Maybe. But if anyone is the right person to look up to in this situation, it’s her.

Even Drake looks up to her. (No kidding!) Back in 2016, before accepting her Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, her long-time friend and ex-boyfriend professed his long-time love for her, saying, “She succeeds by doing something that no one in this music industry does, which is being herself… All of my adult life I’ve looked up to her, even though she’s younger than me.”

If there were ever a truer statement than this one to describe the one and only Rihanna, we haven’t found it yet. 

Drake loves Rihanna because she loves herself, which makes those of us who look up to her (myself included) determined to love ourselves even more. So, to celebrate this queen and her confidence, let these Rihanna quotes inspire you to be better for yourself, and to remind you that loving yourself is a requirement in life.

1. Live your life for yourself, not anyone else.
“I don’t do things for the response or the controversy. I just live my life.”

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40 Best ‘First Love’ Quotes That Nail What It’s Like To Fall For The First Time

While matters of the heart are not so easily put into words, these quotes surprisingly nail it.

Whether 15 or 50, there’s nothing like the experience and feelings of falling (and being) in love for the first time. Everyone remembers their first love, as it occupies such a special place in our hearts and has lasting, fond memories.

As words are not everyone’s cup of tea, we’ve comprised a list of 40 love quotes from some of the greats, like iconic writers, philosophers, musicians and actors from across generations. Read on as we deep dive into these first love quotes and what it’s like to re-live that special time in our lives.

1. Meanings learned from our favorite childhood stories

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss

2. Or musical classics

“All you need it love.” —The Beatles 

3. Words from beloved RomComs

“My daddy said that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever, and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.” ―The Notebook

4. Lyrics can perfectly describe how we all feel

“The future for me is already a thing of the past / You were my first love and you will be my last” ―Bob Dylan

5. Because it’s true

“There’s no love like the first.” —Nicholas Sparks

6. They grow us into the person we’re meant to be

“My first love, I’ll never forget, and it’s such a big part of who I am, and in so many ways, we could never be together, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not forever. Because it is forever.” —Rashida Jones

7. It can even be crippling

“I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say.” —Daphne du Maurier

8. In the words of country music classics

“Like an old photograph, time can make a feeling fade, but the memory of a first love never fades away.” —Tim McGraw

9. From wise and spiritual men

“Where there is love, there is life.” —Mahatma Gandhi

10. First loves can be remembered, even through loss and hardships

“Every morning I still wake up and the first thing I want to do is see your face.”P.S. I Love You

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Screaming Silence

Excerpt: In spite of the fact that Auzita hates Mathew, he always loved her. He knew he is right

It was a cold chilly night. A man woke up in midnight around 3:00 am and lit a lamp to write something on his writing pad. He is Mathew, who lives in Srodie,a small town near Hague, Amsterdam.
It was 16th century, Amsterdam was under the Rule of King ‘Benedict’ . Mathew was scholar,writer and Philosopher. He was an active participant against the ill policies of Benedict’s Rule. He clashed with the current course of politics and society. There were many other writer also in the town but they used to write their article praising king’s policies and Rule. Due to their needlessness , they used to receive rewards and titles from king’s court.

On the other hand Mathew stood alone against King’s ill Rule. He used to write revolutionized article against King’s rule in the weekly journal called ‘The Amsterdam Journal’ and due to this he was arrested 3-4 times before. But he continued his writing. Mathew has mass support , people of Amsterdam knows he is right. He was fighting for the welfare and right of common people, they were with him. Benedict was reckless and believe in living extravagance and lavish life. He was least concerned about the welfare of people of his state.
Mathew was well know figure, people have full faith and support for him and they look upto him for a revolutionary change.He was a hero of masses, everybody liked him except one person. This was his wife ‘Auzita’.
Auzita used to scold and curse Mathew for what ever he was doing. Though she was not concerned about the article which he used to write, but she was concerned only about the condition of her family. Day by day they are moving towards poverty. She used to blame him for their pathetic condition. She was unhappy with her life and blame Mathew for this. But on other hand he used to explain her as what is doing is correct and for the welfare of everyone. But Auzita never paid any attention on this as she was frustrated with his idea of helping other. According to her, he ruined her life and was fit for nothing.

In spite of the fact that Auzita hates Mathew, …

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A Memory I just had

Excerpt: He was my source of life and happiness. I fell so deep in love that I couldn’t imagine to ever be this in love with anyone else.

I always dreamt of being treated like a princess.

The reality is different. I didn’t know. Nobody ever told me. I was naive. I still am. I just can’t get the unrealistic idea of someone loving me endlessly and genuine out of my mind. Something in me still screams and tries to reach that dream and that’s why I get disappointed every single time I am left alone. The thing is that its very hard for me to fall in love, it happens but it takes a lot of time.

Whatever.. my first love was in middle school. You can say that we were meant to be. You know in a class there is always the coolest girl and boy, and everyone knows they have something for each other and that they’ll get together, right? We were that couple. We were meant to be, but.. we were also meant to be broken, I guess. Still I loved him. I remember being so happy the time he asked me out. I felt unbelievably blessed and grateful for this boy. I remember praying to god and thanking him for this gift I got, that was love from the person I loved back. My life was in his hands. Or at least that’s what I wanted to think. He was my source of life and happiness. I fell so deep in love that I couldn’t imagine to ever be this in love with anyone else.

In my eyes he was perfect. Deep blue eyes, just like the ocean. Freckles that covered his porcelain white cheeks. His short light brown hair, that he kept short. His full lips and big strong hands that he had. His deep voice. His manliness. The way he laughed about jokes. The way he spoke, moved and watched at everything. The way that people behaved around him. In my memory all those moments of him feel so vivid.

Right now at this very moment I can see him sitting right in front of me, this 11 year old, looking me right in the eye. Looking at me as if I was the most amazing and captivating little thing on earth. We looked at each other as if we had discovered something …

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My Indelible Online Romance

“Guys…. I need to confess something.”

As soon as this words left my mouth I regretted and bit my lower lip out of nervousness. The eight queer eyes looked at me all in silence. Great! I am so dumb and such a party spoiler. I shouldn’t have done this. But I don’t even have a choice now. All this love and fame won’t be there if I carry on with the suspense.

Recently my book, “Falling For You Was The Best Thing” was declared the Book of The Year. Infinite readers and love from all over the world,was all what I was getting from these past weeks and honestly, I was cherishing all these lovely moments. But the contemplation of hiding a truth from my beloved readers, a question which everyone asked,whether a commoner or any interviewer still bugs me. All i ever did was smile mysteriously whenever this question was asked. But today I decided to confess them all the truth. Eight lucky readers got the chance to meet and dine with me and this was my only chance where I can reveal the real story. The dark story which is nothing compared to what I wrote in my book. Its now or never!

“What is it, Ana?” Franco, the blonde guy asked me.

I heaved a sigh and looked directly at them. They all were quiet as a lamb, waiting patiently and eagerly for me to start. A part of me was saying ‘No, let the world read your sunshine story. Let them believe in the happy ending.’ But I guess, I went for the other voice which asked me to confess.

“Ana… Are you okay?” My tranquility got broke by the question of Elsa. She had a worried look.

“Mmm… Yeah,sorry. Um-m I don’t know how to say this but their is something I need to confess something about yours all favorite character… Verone Smith.” I stopped to look at the expressions and as expected everyone had a hysterical look on their face. Without stopping, I continued, “Verone Smith was someone who is not just a character but someone real in my life…. I did not change his name in the book even because I couldn’t.”

“Who was he?” Cheryl asked.

The sounds of the  honking outside, people talking, the city-lights at distance, the eight faces sitting curiously in front of me and all other minor or …

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Broken Heart

High school experience:-

When I got enrolled in high school, I was wondering about the way my experience would be like. But I didn’t think about destiny. I never knew that there would be a sunrise waiting for me. So my first day there wasn’t ordinary like at all. It all started with a powerful sight! Because of it, my pain is still remaining.

When I saw her the first time, I fell deeply in her love, in her tricky web! She was just sitting over there, smiling to her peers and just talking about her summer vacation. She saw me, but she never talked to me. It seemed so hard for both of us to start the stranger’s conversation. It would be odd, at least at that level. But I never gave up staring at her unconsciously. And then came that moment, the first time when I get to talk to her. It was two weeks after the first day, which sounds pretty long! But yet, our conversation was brief and very serious.

I saw her shining green eyes, get a little bit more confidence and just said it. You may guess ‘I like your hairstyle or your shoes’ Or anything to get her attention. But I’ve never been that guy. I’m too shy to admit, even a little compliment. I told her “Your French is so fluent that it impressed me. She just smiled and said “thanks!”. I was stunned by her smile. It has a lot of magic. Its huge impact turned my life 360 degrees:

I just became another dude. But I kept treating her like all my peers. We only got to talk about homework, school project and that stuff… Unfortunately, things got so much worse, I became the pussy guy. All my classmates used to make their stupid bullies and call me names just because I was the kindest guy. Once, they said I was gay just because I wore a pink t-shirt. I felt so bad about it, and I got very mad.

But my tiny hero came and saved me with her little smile. She told me that my t-shirt was incredible, and she likes it. I could take that as a compliment, maybe build a first step in that relationship, but I just kept expressing my anger about it. I didn’t even thank her. It was very silly. And I really …

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My First Love

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Short Story of My First Love
Photo credit: fiona_adam from morguefile.com

My last year in high school was truly memorable because of a sweet little teen-age girl that took my heart. School year 1956-1957 has just started when one afternoon a teacher introduced us to each other. It has something to do with a project in Pilipino we are to work together. The chance encounter was brief. I never remember what we talked. All I can recall was how delicate and graceful her hands as she gesture when she speak.

The sound of her voice was so pleasing. Her almond shaped eyes smiles when she laughed. There was the bloom of crimson on her damp lips and shades of scarlet on her smooth face. Her scent is heavenly. As if an unseeable bouquet of garlands surrounds her. And the way her shiny black shoulder length hair sway when she move her head fascinate me . She was the most beautiful girl I have ever met. When we parted that afternoon, my heart deserted me and went with her. She was my first love.

I sleep very little the night we met. I dream of her with my eyes wide open. I beg God to hurry up morning. The next day I saw her again after school and this time we spend a little more time together. I walked her home and that was the beginning of our many promenades. We discovered we have a lot of things in common. We delight in each other’s company. We shared stories and laughed a lot. Yet I lack the courage to tell her how I feel. The thought of losing her should I open up my heart, kept the verses I rehearsed countless nights locked in my mind.

But on the last simbang gabi in 1956, with the morning chill of December and the dark of the night waning, I confessed to her she is my first love. She look me long and deep in the eyes as if searching the truth in what I said. Without a word I took her hand and she allowed me to kiss it. Then she look down and whispered she is afraid. She has never been in love before and don’t know what to do. I gently lifted her face. The light as dawn break showed the worry in her misty eyes. I draw her towards …

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50 Powerful LGBTQ+ Quotes About Coming Out

Celebrate finally coming out during pride month with the best LGBTQ quotes.

Celebrations like pride month in June and National Coming Out Day in October each year are important days for our society to reflect on how far we’ve come in terms of LGBTQ+ issues, and they help bring new light on changes we are still fighting for. And there’s no better way to help spread the word than to share some of the best coming out quotes with your friends and family.

Founded on October 11, 1988 and marking the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington, National Coming Out Day each year is a day to lift up and celebrate our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. It is a day to celebrate the bravery of those who have chosen to face their fears, friends and family — to “come out” and show their loved ones who they truly are.

Pride month and National Coming Out Day is also a time to stand in solidarity with those who may not be ready to come out.

No matter how you identify, everyone can observe these national holidays. There are PRIDE rallies and walks you can attend, and you can donate to LGBTQ+ charitable organizations like The Trevor Project.

But the most important way you can participate in National Coming Out Day and Pride Month is to be open: open your ears to someone who needs a sounding board, open your mind to new information, and open up your hearts to someone who needs to be loved.

The most important thing to remember is that these times are meant to be celebratory. They are markers of how far we have come as a society, and our ability as humans to love under any circumstance. They are also times to remember that there is still a long way to go when it comes to human rights, gay rights and LGBT rights.

We should remember that there are people that fear coming out. We should also remember that there are people that give them reason to fear. To those who aren’t ready to come out, this is not a time for you to hang your head, this is a day for you to feel empowered by the experiences of those who came before you, and to demonstrate the love surrounding your community.

While we are celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, we are also building up …

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Romantic Good Evening Love Shayari In Hindi

1) Romantic Good Evening Shayari On Ye Shaam

Ye shaam dhale usse phele
Apna bana lo mujhko tum.

Koi khwaish na rahe dil mein
Apne seene se laga lo tum.

Hum to hai bas or bas tumhare
Bhar ke apni bahon mein hume dil mein basa lo tum.

2) Good Evening Shayari For Her In Hindi

Shaam ke sath aao mujh mein sama jao,
Hawa ban ke aao mujh ko chhu jao,
Bhar jaaye shaam bas mohabbat se
Or tum khusboo ban ke aao mujh mein utar jao…

3) Good Evening Love Shayari For Him In Hindi

Mujhe meri har sham bas tere sath chaiye,
Mujhe har pal har lamha bas tera sath chaiye,
Wese to hai kai khwaishein meri sanam
Per khwaisho mein ek khwaish hai mujh tera naam mere naam ke sath chaiye.

4) Good Evening Love  Shayari On Kash Ye Shaam

Kash ye shaam kabhi dhale na,
Kash ye sama mohabbat ka ruke na,
Ho jaye aaj dil ki chahate sari puri
Or dil ki koi chahat bache na…

5) Romantic Shaam Shayari For Gf BF

Har shaam bas tere sath ho,
Khwahish ye meri puri aaj ho,
Naa mangu me khuda fir kabhi kuch
Agar zindagi bhar ke liye tu mere sath ho.

6) Romantic Evening Shayari On Har Shaam Teri Chahat

Har Shaam teri chahat badne lag jati hai,
Dil ki na puch kya halat hone lag jati hai,
Hum bas kho jate hai  kuch is tere khayalon me
Or naa jane kab subha ho jati hai.

7) Good Evening Shayari For Girlfriend Boyfriend

Har shaam sath tere guzarun mein,
Ek tujhko hi bas niharon mein,
Mujhe nhi zaroort is jahan ki
Bas sath tu ho to zindagi bita lun mein.…

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