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QUOTE: Marina Keegan

“We’re so young. We’re so young. We’re twenty-two years old. We have so much time. There’s this sentiment I sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lie alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out – that it is somehow too late. That others are somehow ahead. More accomplished, more specialized. More on the path to somehow saving the world, somehow creating or inventing or improving. That it’s too late now to BEGIN a beginning and we must settle for continuance, for commencement.” ~ The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

This quote comes from the amazing speech of Marina Keegan called The Opposite of Loneliness. I love this quote because, as a teenager myself, I can completely relate to it. There’s this lingering feeling that as we age we lose opportunity, which is absolutely not the case. Each day is a new opportunity, and just because we’re a year older doesn’t mean we can’t jump at the next chance we see.

What quotes have you discovered lately? Let me know in the comments section below!



3 responses to “QUOTE: Marina Keegan”

  1. I like the quote. Life is very unpredictable. You never know what great opportunities and adventures lie ahead.


    1. I thought the same thing! Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  2. I have created some of my own that I will share with you:

    “There is no need to look, greatness is in you”-Wanda Jefferson

    “If you want to make anything go viral, let it be love”-Wanda Jefferson

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former english major, current twenty-something book lover, allergic to nuts. drop me a line at or on instagram.


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