I love this quote so much. I gave my boyfriend a jar full of notes for Christmas, red ones representing reasons I love him, yellow ones representing quotes and lyrics, white ones representing moments and memories. I put this quote in there and he loved it!
I personally always cringed when people said "don't settle" because I genuinely believe that no one is "better" than anyone else. A friend however clarified that the phrase is actually about not settling for anything less than all that you WANT. This can apply to anything really... love, your career, how and where you want to live your life. It is a standard we should all hold ourselves to :)
No one can tell you what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don't. Stephen King, The Stand