20 Best Reese Witherspoon Quotes About Ambition, Friendship & Powerful, Strong Women

Hollywood’s southern sweetheart is turning it up a notch.

Reese Witherspoon is an actress, producer, entrepreneur, mother, and activist who went from leading lady to inspiring women. Everyone is obsessing over her recent hit show Big Little Lies, and it’s time for the world to obsess over Reese too!

Reese Witherspoon is currently the third highest paid actress in the world, but her journey to getting there was a long one.

When Witherspoon was 14, she booked her first lead role in a feature film on accident. She went to an open casting call to play a small role in The Man in the Moon, but was cast as the lead instead.

But her real breakthrough came in 1999 when she was in Cruel Intentions opposite Ryan Phillippe, who she was dating at the time and married three months after the movie came out. While doing press for the film, Witherspoon was also pregnant with their daughter, Ava (who looks exactly like her). Surprisingly though, Witherspoon almost didn’t accept the role in the Cruel Intentions because her character didn’t have enough depth —​ so she worked with the director to rewrite her lines to create a multifaceted character who she would want to play.

Soon after, Reese Witherspoon played the role of Tracy Flick, an ambitious high school student running for school president, in the film Election. Although her performance was widely praised and helped her earn her first Golden Globe nomination, Witherspoon claimed that it was difficult for her to book roles after. Since Tracy Flick is such an extreme character and she played her so well, people believed that Witherspoon must be similar to Flick and were hesitant to work with her.

Reese Witherspoon reached a turning point in her career when she landed the role of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who tries to win her ex-boyfriend back by becoming a law student and following him to Harvard Law School in the hit movie, Legally Blonde. This performance led to her receiving her second Golden Globe Best Actress nomination and her first MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.

Then, in 2005, Reese Witherspoon portrayed June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s second wife, in Walk the Line and won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. About a year later, she went through a divorce from Ryan Phillippe, and in turn took a break from working …

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What You Should Know Before Dating A Christian Woman, According To The Bible

It certainly won’t be easy.

There are two kinds of people in this world that can be pretty difficult to fall in love with: criminals and Christians. Weird combination right? I’m sure criminals being on that list makes perfect sense to you.

After all, they’re people who committed crimes. It seems like the only other person that could really understand why would be another criminal. But why Christians?

Christians aren’t bad people. They’re taught to be nice and to love everyone and they’re all about spreading God’s word.

That sounds like the perfect person to fall in love with. But the problem with falling for a Christian is while it might seem nice, it might actually be a lot of trouble.

I’m going to specifically talk about men falling for a Christian woman here.

If you happen to be a woman who’s fallen in love with a Christian woman, you’ve got a whole ‘nother battle ahead of you, so I’ll just stick to the men’s side. So what exactly is the problem here?

The idea of falling in love with a Christian woman is similar to when you think the popular girl likes you because she’s nice to you when she’s actually just nice to everyone. It’s not that you’re special to her, she’s just being herself.

The same principle applies to Christians as a whole and in this case, Christian women.

She’s just being nice because she’s supposed to be. That’s what the Bible teaches. Ever hear “love thy neighbor?” —​ Matthew 22:39

But of course, the heart wants what the heart wants, and I certainly won’t stop you from shooting your shot. But, before you fire away, there are a couple of things you need to know.

Specifically, three brutal truths about what it means to love a Christian woman.

1. You will never be the most important person in her life.

While in most relationships the two will always put each other first, in a Christian one it’s all about putting God first.

Quote: “You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.” This means that no matter what you do, God will always be first in her heart. —​ Deuteronomy 6:5

Now before you try to get competitive with God, let me remind you that that’s not a bad thing. To her, putting God first is …

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15 Funny Quotes About College To Help You Get Through The Next Semester

Laughter can go a long way.

The time of the year has come once again for college students to go back to their dorms and/or apartments and begin yet another year. Then of course, there are those of you that are just starting your higher education, in which case I’m sure you have a bunch of different feelings going on inside you.

Whether you’re new or not, some of you may feel nervous or excited, happy to be leaving home or missing your family as soon as you get there. Believe when I say I know how you feel. I probably experienced every emotion you can while I was in college. It can be really fun and at other times really hard.

As you kick off another year of college life, I want you to remember a few things. Firstly, make the most of everything. Join clubs, try new things and be adventurous. Don’t let opportunities slip by while you lay on your bed staring at your phone. If you see something you think you might want to do, do it! This kind of advice really works for just life in general, but nowhere else will you find the abundance of opportunities that a college or university can provide, so take advantage of it!

Secondly, remember it’s okay to have fun. Contrary to the belief of a few of my friends, you don’t have study for hours and hours on end. In fact, studies have shown that studying for too long can actually be bad for your health. So don’t keep yourself locked up in the library until 3 a.m. and take breaks when you think you need to!

My last piece of advice is to remember that this is only a part of your life. When things are good, enjoy it, but when it’s not so good, remember what you’re working toward and how it’ll pay off in the long run. I know it can be tough, but reminding yourself of the future you’re going to give yourself can provide a surprising amount of motivation.

The year can be long, and sometimes you just need a good laugh. So keep my advice in mind and read these others’ thoughts and funny quotes about college life to get you through the next semester in one piece.

1. It’s a vicious cycle.

“Economists report that a college education adds many thousands

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50 Love Quotes To Send To Your Boyfriend To Make Him Feel Special

Boyfriends like the sappy stuff too, believe it or not.

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘boyfriend?’ Is it just a concept to you, or maybe it’s a person you know? It could even be your own boyfriend. You get to have an individual all to yourself that’s special to you alone.

If you’re one of the lucky few that are in a relationship, then this one’s for you.

I believe that no matter the relationship dynamic, roles and responsibilities should be divided equally. It shouldn’t be just the boyfriend paying for everything and it shouldn’t be just the girlfriend initiating physical contact. It’s an effort that requires both sides to pull their weight. An unbalanced relationship is doomed to fail.

Being the guy that I am, I obviously am not qualified to speak from the girlfriend’s perspective. But I can say what a boyfriend should be.

He should be someone who’s kind when you need him to be, one who’s willing to do the things you want to do and he should be someone that cherishes you and the time you spend together. That might sound a little storybook, but that’s the way I think it should be.

But even if your relationship isn’t exactly like that, there’s one component that needs to be there that no one can deny: love. Without love, the whole thing’s just going to feel shallow and empty. But, I think sometimes even when you know you need love, it kind of gets pushed to the side. It’s not like that’s done intentionally of course. Life happens and as they say, the spark can fade.

Sometimes guys need a little reminding about how a relationship should be and the effort that they should be putting in. And even if they don’t, adding in more romance never hurt anyone. So whether you’re looking for a jumpstart or just another, romantic way to tell your boyfriend how much you love him, here are the best love quotes for boyfriends (and husbands) that say “I love you” in 50 different ways.

1. How does he make your heart race?

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.” –Marilyn Monroe

2. He’s a part of you through love.

“Love is a portion of the soul

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20 Tell-It-Like-It-Is Quotes To Send To Your Self-Absorbed Friend (To Set Them Straight!)

It’s time for a reality check.

Have you ever been called a narcissist? You know… those people that are just full of themselves and they only seem to care about, well, them? Weirdly enough, it seems like whenever you call someone out who’s self absorbed like that, they never agree with you either. Maybe they know it’s a flaw and just don’t want to admit it.

The thing about narcissism is that it’s actually not just some personality quirk. Narcissistic personality disorder is actually classified by the Mayo Clinic as a real personality disorder, meaning that guy you know that always talks about himself, if properly diagnosed, literally can’t help himself.

But even with this being the case, and even if your friend isn’t diagnosed as a full-blown narcissist, it can still get pretty annoying hearing someone ramble on about themselves all the time. It’s even worse when that person seems to think you’re friends, even when that friendship seems like a one-sided one.

Whether you’re actually friends or not is somewhat a moot point, because he or she is around you constantly anyway. All you really want is some peace and quiet so you can get your work done, but they won’t stop bragging about themselves and what “great” things they’ve done recently. So is there a good way to deal with that, aside from yelling at them to go away?

To be honest, despite how full of it a self-absorbed and self-obsessed person can be, you have to remember that if someone’s a narcissist, they’re prone to poor reactions to things such as criticism.

Narcissists can be more emotional and insecure too. Remember that beneath that overly-pompous attitude is still an every day person with every day feelings like you and me.

However, if you feel the need to really call them out on their behavior, make sure to do it in a way that’ll get through without hurting them — especially if they think of you as a friend and you even feel the same. Even though they talk a lot about themselves, they still trust you enough to talk to you about more personal matters, so you should respect that when trying to help make their personality more bearable.

So if you want to help your friend realize how self-obsessed their being right now, but the right words just won’t come, here are some quotes …

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20 Comforting Quotes About Loss To Help You Cope With The Death Of A Loved One

The sting of death is unavoidable.

Funerals are the worst. They’re one of the saddest days in your life. Someone you loved or care about has died, and as with death there’s nothing you can do about it. Everyone around you and yourself are crying and you just want it to be over because no one really wants to be sad, especially like this.

Sorry if I just depressed you, but unfortunately there’s not really a good way to start talking about death and funerals. But just because it starts out sad doesn’t mean it has to end that way.

While it’s true that funerals do mark a person’s death, they can also be considered a celebration of life. You spend time with others reminiscing about the things that person said or did that made an impact on your life.

But even if you try to put a positive spin on things, it can become increasingly difficult when you have multiple funerals in a row. The only thing worse than one funeral is two, especially when they’re in a row. It can definitely take a toll, and no matter how positive you try to be, it starts to get to you. That feeling of loss and depression.

So how do you get through that? To be honest, there’s not really a clear-cut way. Everyone has a different way of coping with the death of a loved one. The best advice is to just make sure you’re coping in a healthy manner. Talk to others about how you feel, remember the good times and most of all remember how much they meant to you.

But maybe you still feel confused and left with a wondering of what to do or how to cope and move on with your life. If that’s the case, then perhaps these comforting quotes about death and loss can offer you the words you need to hear to get you through the hardest parts of your life.

1. Well first, you want to show common courtesy.

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” –Yogi Berra

2. You can find comfort in a funeral.

“Some people hate funerals. I find them comforting. They hit the pause button on life and remind us that it has an end. Every eulogy reminds me to deepen my dash, that place on the tombstone between our birth

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15 Quotes About Being Faithful To Your Partner

Loyalty is everything.

Alright, if you’re a fan of cheating, raise your hand. No? No takers? Of course not. No one likes being betrayed and lied to.

When you date or marry someone, there’s an expectation of loyalty (unless you’re into open relationships, but that’s an entirely different topic). You want the person you date to be faithful to you, and that’s how it should be.

No, this isn’t article about cheating. Rather, it’s one about rewarding those who are committed. So if you’re one of them, give yourself a pat on the back! That means that you not only have found someone you can trust, but they feel the same way. You don’t have to worry (too much) when they go out or come back late.

Having a faithful relationship is something everybody should be able to expect, but also it’s something to strive for.

Being faithful doesn’t only mean that you know the other person won’t cheat. It’s also about being committed to that person. Now that could look different to everyone, but an example would be taking a genuine interest in the things they love or wanting to go with them to run errands. Little things like that show how conscious you are of making it last a long time.

Of course, if you’re already in a relationship, you already know all that. But there’s a difference between knowing and doing, so I want you to ask yourself this question: how faithful am I? It’s simple enough, but it’s also a question that I think could stand to be thought about a little more. It’s kinda like one of those things where you know what something is, but when someone asks you to describe it, you can’t.

So, if you’re really blanking on an answer, allow some others to offer up what being faithful means to them. Look to these quotes about being faithful and loyal to your partner to remind you about all the good things that come from commitment.

1. Faithfulness is rewarded.

“Those who are faithful know only the pleasures of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.” –Oscar Wilde

2. Remain faithful when dating someone.

“Leave me if you must, but be faithful to me if you are with me.” –Elizabeth Edwards

3. You shouldn’t have to worry.

“If your man were the faithful type you wouldn’t have to worry about

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15 Love Quotes That Prove You're Committed — Even When You're Not Ready To Get Married Yet

While you may be hand in hand with someone, that doesn’t mean a ceremony is next.

Summer brings a lot of things with it when it comes, one of which is the prime time for weddings. Right now we’re in the heart of wedding season and I’m sure at least a few of you have been to one or two by now.

If you’re in a relationship and somehow managed to drag he or she along, you may have been asked this question: “So, when are you getting married?”

Maybe you don’t get asked this question that often, or maybe you’ve heard it so many times you’ve lost count. But, either way you know one thing for sure — you don’t want to get married, or at the very least, your relationship isn’t ready for marriage yet. Of course, telling people that always throws them for a loop. The reactions vary, ranging anywhere from depressed understanding to it’s as if you’ve committed a deadly sin.

Ultimately it’s your decision on whether or not you want to get married, so really you can just ignore everyone else’s opinions. And in today’s society, marriage is becoming less and less common. People have start to be more content with simply being with someone rather than having to go as far as tying the knot.

Plus, weddings are so expensive. If you’re already happy, what’s the point in spending thousands of dollars for one day? Just for the tax benefits? I say that you should do what you think is best, and if that’s simply living together and being together, then do that. There’s no law that says you need a ring to be happy with the person you love.

Of course, having to explain all of this to someone every time they ask can be a real pain. So, instead of spending 20 minutes in a pointless debate, the next time someone asks when you’re going to get married, throw some of these love quotes about commitment at them instead to prove your relationship doesn’t require a certificate.

1. It’s life no matter what.

“Where there is love there is life.” –Mahatma Gandhi

2. Love binds the soul, not a wedding.

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow,

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25 'Missing You' Quotes That Perfectly Describe Why Long Distance Relationships Are Totally Worth It

You need some LDR love. Here’s why.

It’s awful missing someone and wishing they were there, by your side, but they’re not. I’ve been in my fair share of long-distance relationships or LDRs. They consist of Skype dates and awkward time differences. You never stop wishing your person could be there for you when times are tough.

You allow yourself to be okay with phone calls and text messages when what you really want is to hold your partner in your arms and never let them go. But you don’t get that privilege in a long-distance relationship. Instead, you get fleeting moments and plans broken with “maybe” and “another time.”

You plan to take trips to visit, and, for a brief moment, you’re reminded of what it’s like to be in a relationship when your partner can be there for you at the drop of a hat.

LDRs can only work if there is trust, communication and love between the two partners. Even though there are many difficulties to having a long-distance relationship, I believe everyone should experience them at least once in their lifetime.

Long-distance relationships ensure each partner knows each other’s value. You don’t get to spend a whole lot of time with them, so, when you do, it’s not spent arguing or fighting trivially. Time spent with your partner means listening and understanding to what they need. You truly learn to value people when you can’t see them everyday.

Here are 25 quotes that explain why long-distance relationships are actually worth your while.

1. You person is your guiding light home.

“No matter where I am, no matter where I go, your heart is my northern light, I will always find my way home.“Michael Kilby

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.”  — Charles M. Schulz

3. Kisses are always treasured.

“That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.”  — George Eliot

4. Distance is nothing when love is everything.

“Distance is just a test of how far love can travel.”Unknown

5. You’re never too far from your loved ones.

“Ocean separates lands, not souls.” — Munia Khan

6. Love always finds its way.

“Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.” Dee King

7. Distance is just another

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100 Pieces Of Life Advice Everyone Should Know (No Matter Your Age)

If you read one thing this week, let it be this.

Some teachers just teach their subject and hope it sticks with students for more than the school year, but others try to give some good life advice that students could use forever.

Someone posted a list that is making the rounds on the Internet — 100 pieces of life advice from an economics teacher to his graduating high school class.


This is definitely a time where these young kids are about to embark and make some big moves on their own. So, what did the teacher have to say with these 100 life quotes?

The number one thing he put on the list is very metaphorical, but true and hopeful: “There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs are just one of them.”

There is no better time to learn this than senior year of high school. Maybe you were banking on just one school, but if you didn’t get in, there are other ways to become successful.


The teacher had many other wise words for the seniors:


1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.

2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.

3. Don’t know it till you try it.

4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.

5. Always use “we” when referring to your home team.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of HORSE.

8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

9. Don’t dumb yourself down.

10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.

11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.

12. Never park in front of a bar.

13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.

14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car and first girl/boyfriend.

15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.

16. A suntan is earned, not bought.

17. Never lie to your doctor.

18. All guns are loaded.

19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.

20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.

21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet and TV once a year.

22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.

23. A …

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