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35 Inspirational and Funny Orange Is The New Black Quotes

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35 Inspirational and Funny Orange Is The New Black Quotes

You may love this show simply because it is hilarious. You may relate to it on some level. You may perceive it as a humorous, but cautionary tale. Whatever the reason for watching – and perhaps without your even knowing it – these ladies occasionally drop some wit and wisdom on us that is not to be missed.

With that, I give you the best Orange is the New Black quotes from the show.

The Greatest Lines from Orange Is The New Black

1.) “All problems are boring until they’re your own.” – Red

2.) “No offence, but, uh, men being in charge has never done me any good.” – Pennsatucky

3.) “No. This year I’m loving someone who deserves me: Me.” – Suzanne

4.) “Sometimes people just don’t want to play with you. And that’s OK!” – Suzanne

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5.)  “You don’t go Jessica Simpson when you’ve got Rihanna.” – Morello

6.) “If you’re not building a future, it’s because you don’t believe there is a future.” –Vee

7.) “Yeah I said stupid twice, only to emphasize how stupid that is!” – Pennsatucky

8.) “It’s so disappointing being underestimated as you age.” – Irma

9.) On love: “It’s just chilling, you know? Kickin’ it with somebody, talking, making mad stupid jokes. And like, not even wanting to go to sleep ‘cuz then you might be without ’em for a moment and you don’t want that.” – Washington

10.) “I’m scared that I’m not myself and I’m scared that I am.” – Piper

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11.) “Before I met you the sun was like a yellow grape. But now, it looks like fire in the sky. Why? Because you light a fire inside me!” – Suzanne

12.) “The second you’re perceived as weak, you already are.” – Red

13.) On winning a mock job fair: “This isn’t a contest. You do your best because that’s what you’re supposed to do. Why is it so hard for you people to understand? You’re like babies! “Where’s my present?” “Pay attention to me!” “Give me things!” “Fix the heat!” “Build a gym!” I’m not your goddamn mommy. Grow up! In acknowledgment of your hard work and success, an award of $10 will be added to your commissary fund. Enjoy.” – Natalie

14.) “I’m thankful for you girls who remind me every day that self-forgiveness is possible.” – Yoga Jones

15.) On getting the full story: “I mean, she told me how she traveled after college. But she failed to mention the lesbian lover who ran an international drug smuggling ring. Imagine my surprise.” – Larry

16.) “A lot of people are stupid and still live full, productive lives.” – Alaida

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17.) Blanca on Love: “Diablo says there are no perfect couples but each couple is perfect in its own way.”

More Orange Is The New Black Quotes and Funny One-Liners

18.) On coming to reality: “I used to think you were a yellow dandelion, but you are all dried up with the puff blown off.” – Suzanne

19.) “You rage, I eat. We all have our way.” – Cindy

20.) “Leaving her like this, you’d think they’d have some humanness in them.” – Gloria

21.) “I forgave him. And you know what? It ain’t about him. I forgave him for me.” – Doggett

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22.) “Look, I still got some time left here, but I’m getting out eventually, and it feels like it’s time to start focusing on that. Make sure I have a plan.”

23.) “Do you ever feel like a person without a country?”  – Doggett

24.) On the voices in your head: “I know they’re not real, but it don’t mean they don’t have nothing to say.” – Lolly

25.) “Everyone wants to go back in time sometimes. To go back to the moment when everything was still possible, before they made a wrong turn, so that they could go on the right path. But it’s not possible. All we can do is make the most of right now.” – Healy

26.) “I don’t have rage. I’m just sad.” – Pennsatucky

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27.) “It was fun for a while, but the fun just started to seem like everyone was covering up the empty feelings.” – Leanne

28.) “More often than not, people believe what you tell them.”

29.) “You take a woman’s power away. Her work, her family, her currency. You leave her with one coin…the one she was born with. It may be tawdry and demeaning, but if she has to, she will spend it. But you’re right, your feelings count, too.” – Red

30.) “I refuse to be invisible, Daddy. Not for you, not for Mom, not for anybody.” – Big Boo

31.) “Maybe this is exactly where I am supposed to be right now. Maybe this, right now, is making me a better person.” – Piper

33.) “Prison is not cool. Being here is not cool. It’s not brave or admirable or courageous, it’s stupid. I feel stupid for being in here.”- Soso

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34.) “God. This is the loneliest place I’ve ever been and I lived in a tree for eight months.” – Soso

35.) “Did it ever occur to you that we don’t want to get in touch with our feelings? That feeling our feelings might make it impossible to survive in here?”

Which of these Orange Is The New Black quotes is your favorite?

While mixed with hilarity, there is humanity.  I think that is what resonates with people so much about the show. I will never forget the finale with the hole in the fence, and the simple joy to briefly go in the lake, that for a moment they had freedom and humanity.

If nothing else, learn from them to be grateful for what you have, and that you truly can survive anything…hopefully, with a sense of humor.

Published at Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:00:42 +0000

4 Steps To Help You Rise Above Misfortune

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4 Steps To Help You Rise Above Misfortune

Life – the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual. Most of these experiences are good, some are bad. But how we handle them both will determine the level of joy and happiness in our lives. Our attitude always determines our altitude. So, how do we rise above when misfortune blows our way?

How To Rise Above Misfortune

1.) CHOOSE to rise above.

It is NOT what happens to you that determines your outcome – it is how you handle what happens to you. 

I was a single mom, living on $10,000 a year with $200,000 in debt. I know that I’m not the only one who has found themselves in that situation. However, my decision to change my life, attack my issues, and become a better person and role model for my daughter is what determined my outcome.

Rise Above Misfortune

I am now a happily married woman with a successful career – and debt-free. I also have a beautiful, confident daughter who is a junior in college and kicking butt. I CHOSE to rise above.

I know a lady whose story mimics mine in so many ways. She was in an unhappy marriage and one day, her husband left her. She only had a part-time job to support herself and she had no savings. However, instead of choosing to rise above, she decided to play the victim.

She decided to wallow in everything that had happened to her and throw a pity party every chance she had. She decided to live in her misfortune and NOT rise above it. Now, 14 years later, she is in exactly the same place she was back then.

Everyone can rise above misfortune. We see it everyday. But you must first make the choice to do so. Without that choice, you will stay exactly where you are. You are the author of your own story. I decided to author a bestseller, my friend did not.

What kind of story are you going to write?

2.) LEAVE the past in the past. 

Rise Above Misfortune

We have all made decisions that we wish we didn’t. But the great thing about the past is that it doesn’t have to define us. The only way to truly rise above your misfortune is to look at your past, learn from it, fix what you can, and let it go.

If I was still focusing on how I got into debt and the fact that I had so much, I would still be there. If I was still focusing on my broken marriage, I wouldn’t be able to have a successful one now. We all have baggage. We all have a past. But we also all have the ability through God’s grace and love to let it go.

Letting go may involve forgiving someone who doesn’t even know that they need to be forgiven. But if you are holding something inside regarding that person, you need to forgive them – not for them, but for you.

Letting go may involve learning to not be offended all the time. Many people won’t grow with you. They may keep bringing up your past even when you have let it go. Choose to not let their opinion get you down. This is about you and making a better YOU. Not everyone is equipped to make the journey with you.

Let it go!

3.) RENEW your mind.

Rise Above Misfortune

We need to do this constantly – and for good reason. If you make changes in your life, but don’t get your mind in alignment, you will end up right back where you were. 20 years later, I still have moments pop up regarding my relationships, money habits, and more. I have to, on purpose, say out loud:

“That is in the past and that is where it is going to stay. I may not be where I want to be, but I am definitely not where I used to be.” 

Don’t be afraid to talk to yourself. Remind yourself of what God thinks of you and what a wonderful person you are.  Acknowledge your weaknesses and work on strengthening them. You will never rise above your misfortune without a constant renewing of your mind and your thoughts.

Focus on your strengths.

4.) BELIEVE that you are a victor.

You are awesome! You are not a victim – you are a victor! But you have to believe you are. You have to shake off the victim mentality when it rears its ugly head. The only way to rise above your misfortune is to have a positive attitude.

If you look at everything in a negative way, you will never believe great things are coming, which means they might not. Would you rather be around a negative or a positive person?

Rise Above Misfortune

I have gotten to the point that when I am around negative people for very long, I have to walk away. I have ended many conversations on the phone early when I’m talking to negative people. It’s just too much. I may not be able to change them, but I can set an example and I can walk away from the negativity.

You get to decide what you are going to allow into your life. You may work with someone who is super negative. I’m not saying quit your job; I’m simply saying NOT to allow that person’s words get to inside of you. Be respectful, walk away when you can, and put positive thoughts in their mind.

In doing so, you will be victorious.

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We all have to deal with misfortune. It is a part of life. Some, we bring on ourselves. Other times, things just happen. Everyone has something. But it is how we deal with our “something” that determines our success.

Today, I have shared four ways to rise above your misfortune. It can all be summed up into one word – DECIDE. You have to decide to rise above. You have to decide to not let it get you down. You have to decide that it is just a page – or at the most a chapter – in the awesome bestseller that you are writing.

You and you alone will get to decide how you will handle any misfortune that life throws you.

Rise up!

Published at Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:38 +0000

Why Failed Relationships Do NOT Make You a Failure

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Why Failed Relationships Do NOT Make You a Failure

Often, patients speak to me about the fact that they feel like a failure because a relationship failed. They take the fact that a break-up, or even a series of failed relationships, is a direct indication that there is something deeply wrong with them. They feel flawed, unlovable, and that there is no hope for future success in romance.

Long-term relationships, and especially marriage, can feel like an insurmountable failure as you have invested so much of yourself, your time, and your identity being part of a couple. Many times, people have tried to work things out, gone to counseling, and even adjusted issues their partner was not pleased with.

But inevitably, the relationship still fails.

Failed Relationships Do NOT Make Us a Failure

No one is perfect – and hopefully, no one is claiming to be. We all have things that we could work on.

Failed Relationships Do Not Make You a Failure

However, if you genuinely did the hard work and things still did NOT work out, you should give yourself credit for your efforts instead of focusing on the inevitable outcome. The truth is that, no matter what we do, sometimes, relationships are just not meant to work out. Maybe it’s because the issues have become too great to overcome.

Many times, couples go to couples’ therapy, if this means that things will be fixed, and they will move forward together. This is the ideal outcome, but is also NOT a given, by any means.

The national average of first time marriages ending in divorce is more 50 percent, and is even higher for second time marriages. Now consider that a couple that enters couples’ therapy is already largely teetering towards the negative 50 percent.

They do show strength and willingness to try by simply going. But about 50 percent of those couples will divorce as well. The benefit is that the couple is with a supportive and unbiased third party who can help them navigate an amicable break-up. This is especially important if children are involved.

Other times, relationships come to an end due to infidelity, falling out of love, years of poor communication and stress, or any number of issues. While you may have failed relationships, how you choose to navigate going forward can be your success.

What Failed Relationships Could Teach Us

Good or bad, there are lessons to be learned from our failed relationships. That lesson is that you are NOT a failure.

Failed Relationships Do Not Make You a Failure

A relationship not working out allows us the opportunity to re-evaluate what we do and do not want in a relationship. How we have grown and changed; how our needs have changed as well, what is most important to us, and which are not.

Often, and especially after a long relationship, we will discover that what we thought we once wanted, has changed a great deal over the years. To find our more ideal match, and to have greater success, we need to adjust what we are looking for. Our knowledge of what we have learned is most important.

This is also an exceptional opportunity for self-growth. Many people are serial monogamists, who never really take the time to get to know themselves as a strong and self-confident individual. They have always viewed themselves and their identity as part of a couple.

To these individuals, I express the importance and the essential exercise of being single for a while and really getting to know yourself, as an individual. Also, as none of us are perfect, this is an ideal time to take stock in your half of a relationship, and what you need to work on to be a more ideal partner. When we have a more secure and more confident sense of self, we attract more quality partners.

People truly pick up on how we feel about ourselves – whether it be from a place of strength, or a place of weakness. Coming from a place of strength sets us off on strong footing from the start. When we feel good about ourselves, we are more willing to speak our mind, ask for what we want, as well as have healthy and open communication with our new partner.

Failed Relationships Do Not Make You a Failure

Failed relationships hurt, and they are painful. But if we view them for the learning and growth opportunity they can be, we can become a better individual and a better partner because of it. In that way, we have far from failed – we have shown great strength and success.

Published at Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00:46 +0000

Why Getting Fired is a Blessing in Disguise

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Why Getting Fired is a Blessing in Disguise

Sometimes, it can feel like the worst thing that could ever happen to you.

You walk into work one day, and your manager takes you aside. You’re forced into a meeting with your boss, human resources, and a security guard standing off to the side.

“Uh, oh,” you think. It’s happening. You’re getting fired.

But getting fired doesn’t always have to be a setback. For many of us, it is simply a small detour in the road as we change course, re-direct, and find our way back to the top. But how can such a negative experience turn out to be so positive?

Here are three reasons why getting fired is truly a blessing in disguise:

1.) You Were Burnt-Out, and You Were Failing as a Result

There are a multitude of reasons why you could have been fired. It’s possible the business was moving in a different direction, and your position was no longer necessary. It’s also possible that you were underperforming, or had made a mistake that led to your termination.

Either way, you’ve come to this crossroad: you’re being left behind by the business. What good could possibly come out of this? For one, it’s possible that you were simply not good for the business, and thus, the business was not good for you.

Getting Fired is a Blessing

Disengagement is a common concern in the business world. So much so, that Gallup conducts a poll that measures the engagement of employees from thousands of different companies in the United States and around the world. The State of the American Workplace survey is released every year analyzing the performance and engagement of workers in every age group.

Overall, 51 percent of the participating employees stated that they are NOT engaged while at work. What does this mean for the business? In general, American businesses waste between $450-$550 billion dollars annually on actively disengaged employees.

But enough about the business itself; what does this mean to you personally? Many people state they are disengaged for a significant reason: stress and burnout. The pressure from work leads many people down the road to losing interest in the job. Thus, they under-perform when they’ve reached a level of severe burnout.

If you’ve been fired from a job due to lack of performance, chances are, you were suffering from burnout. It might be due to the fact that communication was lacking, compensation was minimal, or there was no sense of teamwork.

But all of these factors can be emotionally and mentally draining and are the opposite of what drives employee motivation. It might seem like getting fired benefits the business only – but in the process, you are also freed from a toxic environment that was holding back your potential.

2.) Your Health was Declining Daily

Stress is something that every working professional will experience on a regular basis. It is a mental state that adds urgency and pressure to our work and can make us stronger. Stress isn’t always bad. But in the case of burnout, it can be extremely detrimental to our bodies.

If you were experiencing burnout at your job that eventually led to your termination, you most likely went weeks or months under constant stress.

Getting Fired is a Blessing

Stress is an animal reaction in our minds as a response to danger or demanding circumstances. It causes our heart rate to increase and our minds to race. Prolonged exposure can result in mental illness (such as anxiety, depression, or mood disorders) as well as a host of other physical health problems.

It’s important to remember that our minds and bodies are closely connected. According to WebMD, stress can affect all parts of our bodies, including our digestive tract, respiratory system, and heart. Our muscles can become so tensed that they ache, and our nerves can cause us to shake uncontrollably and sweat profusely. Stress in moderation can be beneficial, but stress in excess can severely damage our mental and physical wellbeing.

Getting fired may cause you to feel stress in a new and different way (the stress of job hunting), but you will suddenly be free of the toxic stress you were experiencing at work. After a few days, you will most likely feel a bit rejuvenated, happier that you don’t have to go back and report to your boss, or sit in on any more meetings. Although the type of stress will change, your body will eventually be happier and relieved.

3.) You Needed the Extra Push to Greatness

We have all had those jobs where we are simply working to get a paycheck. For whatever reason when you first started, this company called you back and offered you a wonderful starting salary and competitive benefits.

Now that you’ve been fired, you’re going to miss out on some of those benefits. But in reality, this job was probably not meant for you. It was holding you back from reaching your full potential. It was merely a placeholder in your life.

Getting Fired is a Blessing

In this capitalist society, we have to work to survive. However, some of us have found a way to love what we do and get paid to do it. Was this job that fired you your dream job? Chances are it wasn’t, and now you have a brand new opportunity to pursue that dream.

Even if this job offered you a high paycheck, your satisfaction is what is most important in your career. Research has shown that those who pursue a career based on personal satisfaction (and not money) are actually more successful in the long run and considerably happier with their lives. They may not have giant mansions or fancy cars, but they are comfortable and content with their home and working lives — which is something we should all strive for.

Getting fired from your job might feel like a major setback, but it really frees up your future. You can now pursue your dream job, live a healthier life outside of that toxic environment, and can find purpose in what you do on a daily basis.

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You are the only one in charge of your destiny. Only YOU can decide where you want to take your life from here. Use this minor detour as an opportunity to re-examine your life and re-center yourself.

You are here, you are whole, and you will find greatness.

Published at Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:25:41 +0000