Tuesday, August 25, 2009

quotes from summer

Ever since i was in high school i have kept a book of quotes. when i come across a quote i like, i simply write it in my book - which has since turned into four books. sometimes it's a passage from a book i'm reading, sometimes poetry, sometimes just a sentence spoken by a friend. tonight i sat on the couch and flipped through the pages i have written this summer - here is some of what i have collected in the last few months - they pretty much speak to where i am in my life right now:

"life itself is the proper binge." Julia Child

"how wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank

"an unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth." Bonnie Friedman

"it is the privilege of lonliness, is privacy one may do as one chooses." Virginia Woolf, from Mrs Dalloway

"character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

"my friends are my estate." Emily Dickenson

"the best way out is simply through." Robert Frost

"so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the safe harbor. catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover." Mark Twain

"i say to my heart: rave on." Mary Oliver

"life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Helen Keller

"trust your instinct to the end though you can render no reason." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"unbeing dead isn't being alive." ee cummings

"if you stop struggling, then you stop life." Huey Newton

"all the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." Havelock Ellis

"there is no wealth but life." John Ruskin

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." T.S. Eliot, from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

"in time of sickness, the soul collects itself anew." Latin Proverb

"the more i think about it, the more i realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others." Vincent Van Gogh


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