Sentranced Saturday: that which kills you is not what stops your heart beating but that which stops you from living

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created by me that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. I have a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere to write down quotes that inspire me in some way, and I am sure that I am not alone! Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!

“That which kills you is not what stops your heart beating but that which stops you from living.”
Forever, highly underrated TV show

When looking through my quotebook, nothing spoke to me quite like this line from an episode of Forever, which is a fantastic show that ABC canceled after just one season. It’s been four years and I am still bitter about it. (In other news I have finally found a place to stream it – CW Seed!– and I know what I am doing this weekend!)

This line captivated me when the final episode initially aired so much that I wrote it down, and it is my constant reminder to live my life to the fullest. Depression and anxiety sucked so much from my life, feeding on my joy and energy until there wasn’t much left but an empty shell. I was like the living dead without the zombie brains. I finally got help last year and while things aren’t always perfect, I remember having been in such a dark place and this quote is like my lifeline.

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  1. Manon

    May 12, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    A wonderful and very strong quote.
    I can understand why this quote means something to you. I hope you are feeling more positive now.
    Have a lovely weekend!

    1. Kaleena

      May 12, 2018 at 3:56 PM

      Thank you so much, and while I certainly have some bad days things are definitely more positive on the whole!

      This quote certainly inspired me when I first heard it, but now that I am on the other side of depression I have a new appreciation for it. <3

  2. theresab843

    May 13, 2018 at 1:04 AM

    I like this idea!! I am going to have to think about it and see if a quote resonates with me this week so I can play along!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM

      I cannot wait to see what lines captivates your attention this week!

  3. aspiringlibrarian

    May 13, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Love the idea of this meme! Can’t wait to participate next Saturday. 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 13, 2018 at 8:53 PM

      I cannot wait to see the quote you decide to share!!!

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