History of the Fruit-Powered Quote | Inspirational Quotes
With Fruit-Powered Quote, comprising 200-plus inspirational quotes, I feature select quotes that have long meant something to me or that I discovered in recent years. Some of these inspirational quotes are well-known, and others are words only I might’ve had the privilege of being in the right time and place to capture and share.
My fascination with quotes began in Jim Nelson’s English III class in 11th grade with the following quote:
“Forget about how it looks! How does it feel?”
This quote is taken from Judith Guest‘s Ordinary People, a book we read for class in spring 1994. Over the next year, I began amassing a collection of dozens of incisive quotes on my first computer. Over the years, I developed an immense sense of appreciation for profound, thought-provoking and soul-stirring quotes. Come the time I was a transitioning raw vegan, leading a low-fat raw food diet, I truly enjoyed embracing uplifting inspirational quotes and seemed to seek them out more to propel me on my journey of awakening to full consciousness, aware of how my lifestyle choices affect my health and whole life, the lives of fellow land and sea creatures, and the environment.
The colorful, dynamic and bold quotes from the Being Vegan folks in the early 2010s got me, penetrating my heart and seeping into my soul. I began putting out the Fruit-Powered Quote in September 2012 in a text-only format, shifting to text with striking images to kick off 2013.
Fruit-Powered Quote installments focus on healthful living, connection to nature, living your passion and achieving goals. I hope they kick up excitement inside you; fill you with love, joy, hope and a state of positivity; and help you realize that your visions, beliefs, thoughts, actions and choices make the person you are today.
We all have the potential for greatness, be it in ways as fine as sand or as magnificent as majestic mountaintops. Discover what resonates with you—and get moving to make change happen in your life and community as well as around the world!
Original Fruit-Powered Quote Installments from 2012 | Inspirational Quotes
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” —Bob Marley
“Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had’ or ‘I’m glad I did’?” —Zig Ziglar
“Dreams digest the meals that are our days.” —Astrid Alauda
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” —Confucious
“Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.” —Emily Hilburn Sell
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” —Wayne Gretzky
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” —Paulo Coelho
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” —Seth Godin
“The body is a sacred garment. It’s your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.” —Martha Graham
“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” —Victor Hugo
“Now I truly believe that we in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we’re challenged, as mankind has never been challenged before, to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature but of ourselves.” —Rachel Carson
“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.” —Mary Oliver
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain
“The doctor is to be feared more than the disease.” —Latin proverb
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” —Hippocrates
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” —African proverb
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” —John Lennon