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42 Relatable Quotes to Make You Feel Connected and Less Alone

Dayna Remus
Jan 24, 2023
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In a society that seems to be at each other's throats twenty-four-seven, it is as good a time as any to remind ourselves how we can relate to one another. Read the 42 quotes below to find out more.

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We live in a world that seems so divided. You spend five minutes on Facebook and Twitter only to be bombarded by individuals having heated arguments over politics, how to parent correctly, and the most important question: should pineapple go on pizza?

While there is nothing wrong with a debate here and there, it isn't easy, except with memes and in-person meetings, to find common ground.

However, we have much more in common than we think, from experiencing hardships, going through change, difficulty with relationships, and simply not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. We are, after all, all human. Read the 42 quotes below to become closer to your fellow brothers and sisters.

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Boonaa Mohammed's quote: "Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of chaos, and sometimes in the middle of chaos, you find yourself." | Image: AmoDays

Boonaa Mohammed's quote: "Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of chaos, and sometimes in the middle of chaos, you find yourself." | Image: AmoDays

Relatable Quotes about Hard Times

"In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on." — Robert Frost

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"If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. 204 if you're in Japan." — Claire Cook

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." — James Allen

"Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines." — Robert H. Schuller

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of chaos, and sometimes in the middle of chaos, you find yourself." — Boonaa Mohammed

Lord Byron‘s quote: "What deep wounds ever healed without a scar?" | Image: AmoDays

Lord Byron‘s quote: "What deep wounds ever healed without a scar?" | Image: AmoDays

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"You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages." Michelle Obama

"Life imposes things on you that you can't control, but you still have the choice of how you're going to live through this." — Celine Dion

"What deep wounds ever healed without a scar?" — Lord Byron

"It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed." — Doe Zantamata

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Relatable Quotes about Everyday Problems

"Baking was a science, precise, just mix it all together and let the oven do the work. But actually cooking, she couldn't cook a tasty meal if her life depended on it." ― Allie Burke

Tess Sharpe’s quote from "The Girls I've Been": "My anxiety and desire for chocolate and revenge is kind of high right now." | Image: AmoDays

Tess Sharpe’s quote from "The Girls I've Been": "My anxiety and desire for chocolate and revenge is kind of high right now." | Image: AmoDays

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"I very successfully manage to convince myself that I'm tired, I have 1001 things to do, and that I do not have time for one of the few things that would allow me to realize my dream." ― Rose S. White, "You—The World of Thoughts Matters"

"If you think I'm one of those people who try to be funny at breakfast, you're wrong. I'm invariably ill-tempered in the early morning." ― Daphne du Maurier, "Rebecca"

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." ― Bill Waterson

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ― John Lubbock

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"My anxiety and desire for chocolate and revenge is kind of high right now." ― Tess Sharpe, "The Girls I've Been"

Rose S. White’s quote from, "You—The World of Thoughts Matters": I very successfully manage to convince myself that I'm tired, I have 1001 things to do, and that I do not have time for one of the few things that would allow me to realize my dream." | Image: AmoDays

Rose S. White’s quote from, "You—The World of Thoughts Matters": I very successfully manage to convince myself that I'm tired, I have 1001 things to do, and that I do not have time for one of the few things that would allow me to realize my dream." | Image: AmoDays

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"It was a Wednesday, I think. Yes, a Wednesday, that miserable day sandwiched between the dreadful Monday and Tuesday and the 'all right' Thursday and Friday, which ultimately gave way to what I hoped would be a glorious weekend." ― Gauri Jhangiani, "The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People"

Relatable Quotes about Changes

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." — Albert Einstein

"You can't enter into a new season until you're willing to leave the old one!" ― Joe Joe Dawson

"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next." Ursula K. Le Guin

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"Summertime is always the best of what might be." Charles Bowden

Albert Einstein’s quote: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." | Image: AmoDays

Albert Einstein’s quote: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." | Image: AmoDays

"When it is time for a season to change, the imperfections of life are most visible." — Sue Detweiler

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"Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible." — Mandy Hale

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of." — Jim Rohn

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned the hard way that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment, and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." — Gilda Radner

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"The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain." — Gary Zukav

Sue Detweiler’s quote: “When it is time for a season to change, the imperfections of life are most visible." | Image: AmoDays

Sue Detweiler’s quote: “When it is time for a season to change, the imperfections of life are most visible." | Image: AmoDays

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"If you stay stuck in the past season or fixated on the future season, you will miss the one you're in." — Maree Dee

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." — Hal Borland

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again." Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey." Roy T. Bennett

"I can't help it. I'm a Slytherin. And I'm the worst kind of Slytherin. I'm the kind who's so stupidly in love with a Gryffindor she can't even function. I'm the Draco from some [expletive] Drarry fic that the author abandoned after four chapters." ― Becky Albertalli, "Leah on the Offbeat"

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Maree Dee’s quote: "If you stay stuck in the past season or fixated on the future season, you will miss the one you're in." | Image: AmoDays

Maree Dee’s quote: "If you stay stuck in the past season or fixated on the future season, you will miss the one you're in." | Image: AmoDays

"Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn't last, it prepares you for the one that will." ― Mandy Hale

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"I might not be ready to pour out my feelings to the world, but I'd had enough of trying to ignore them." ― R.J. Anderson, "Ultraviolet"

"Sweet mother, I cannot weaveslender Aphrodite has overcome me with longing for a girl." ― Sappho

Relatable Quote to Connect Us with Our Fellow Humans

"I've always felt like once someone sees me deep down, that's it. There's something ugly in there, or unlovable, and you're the only person who's ever made me feel like I'm okay." ― Emily Henry, "People We Meet on Vacation"

"But I can now understand why people read, why they like to get lost in somebody else's life. Sometimes I'll read a sentence, and it will make me sit up, jolt me because it is something that I have recently felt but never said out loud. I want to reach into the page and tell the characters that I understand them, that they're not alone, that I'm not alone, that it's okay to feel like this. And then the lunch bell rings, the book closes, and I'm plunged back into reality." ― Cecelia Ahern, "Flawed"

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G. Willow Wilson’s quote from "Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) #7": I want a refund. I want a refund on life." | Image: AmoDays

G. Willow Wilson’s quote from "Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) #7": I want a refund. I want a refund on life." | Image: AmoDays

"WHAT. THE. [expletive]. IS. WRONG. WITH. ME?" ― Zoey Stuart

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"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." ― Celia Thaxter

"But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already." ― R.J. Anderson, "Ultraviolet"

"I want a refund. I want a refund on life." ― G. Willow Wilson, "Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) #7"

Bill Waterson’s quote: “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” | Image: AmoDays

Bill Waterson’s quote: “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Maybe I'd always been broken and dark inside." ― Sarah J. Maas, "A Court of Mist and Fury"

"So, I keep thinking about the idea of secret identities. Do you ever feel locked into yourself? I'm not sure if I'm making sense here. I guess what I mean is that sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me." ― Becky Albertalli, "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda"

"Strange thing! How does it happen that the presence of a woman overwhelms us so?" ― Guy de Maupassant, "The Wreck"

Guy de Maupassant,’s quote from: “The Wreck" Strange thing! How does it happen that the presence of a woman overwhelms us so?" | Image: AmoDays

Guy de Maupassant,’s quote from: “The Wreck" Strange thing! How does it happen that the presence of a woman overwhelms us so?" | Image: AmoDays

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Next time, when you meet someone who you feel is completely different from you, especially if their viewpoints about life bring out a sense of fury within, take a deep breath. Then, find out where you have some common ground.

This will actually help you develop empathy for them and vice versa. Now, they will feel they can open up to you; you can have a constructive conversation. Maybe they will even change their mind, but more importantly, maybe you will.

One perfect way we can all become better at connecting on a genuine level with others is by getting in tune with who we are. Read these 35 remember who are quotes to listen to the call of your authentic self.

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