random advice i've given/gotten in the past week:
"don't eat leftover popcorn."
"if you suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth right now, everything would keep on going. although whatever it is that you're doing may be great or good, ultimately, you're not worth that much in the grand scheme of things. so relax."
"get the shorter ones, they fit better."
"you actually know these things. they don't know anything more than you do. start asserting what you actually think."
"drop it with the guilt, already!"
"be selfish first. not to the detriment of those around you, but make sure that whatever you decide is a path that you're ultimately content with. and be honest about it to yourself as well as those around you. if you're conceding to something for the sake of another, remember that they're going to have to put up with a not-happy you. and, if you're not happy with your choice, will you actually be able to follow through on it and be fair to those around you?"
"you don't actually have anything to say, stop trying to keep talking."
"talk to the G.O. - they know these things."
"pick it up!"