25 Celebrity Quotes That Double as Life Lessons

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s only natural that we reflect on the experiences of the year—the triumphs, heartaches, setbacks, and breakthroughs—and collect valuable nuggets of wisdom so that we may head into 2016 as more informed human beings.

To kick off this time of introspection, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite life lessons, as told by the trailblazers we’ve admired this year. Whether gleaned from the precocious brain of Tavi Gevinson or the aged enlightenment of Iris Apfel, these hard-hitting truths are guaranteed to stick with you.