Finding Inspiration from The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

I’m definitely late to the game, but I’m currently crushing on Joanna Gaines after reading The Magnolia Story and browsing through her latest book, Homebody! She is proof that opportunity is out there, and that sometimes the smallest things can grow into the most beautiful life-changing experiences. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite quotes from the book below! Hopefully this will get you inspired.

  1. “And find what it is that inspires you, go and find what it is that you love, and go do that until it hurts. Don’t quit, and don’t give up. The reward is just around the corner.”

  2. “I realized that my determination to make things perfect meant I was chasing an empty obsession all day long. Nothing was ever going to be perfect the way I had envisioned it in the past.”

  3. “I told myself that I was going to live the rest of my life as if it were Saturday.” 

  4. “Have you ever looked at the bud of a magnolia flower? It’s a tight little pod that stays closed up for a long time on the end of its branch until one day, out of nowhere, it finally bursts open into this gigantic, gorgeous, fragrant flower that’s ten times bigger than the bud itself. It’s impossible to imagine that such a big beautiful thing could pop out of that tiny little bud. But it does.” 

  5. “If I had planned my life, it never would have ended up like this. So maybe it’s kind of fun not to plan. Maybe it’s more fun just to see where life takes you.”