Quotes August 22, 2022

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

 
 
The majority of what sat there spoke to my father’s sense of the world—or the world as he’d like us to know it: a vast and varied place full of mystery and order, just those two forces working together and upon each other in ceaselessly fascinating ways.
TRACY K. SMITH
Ordinary Light
 
 
 
 
Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, ‘I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
The Ugly Duckling
 
 
 
 
But real flowers can never be dispensed with. If they could, human life would be a different affair altogether.
VIRGINIA WOOLF
Jacob’s Room
 
 
 
 
If you know what somebody wants, you know what he is like.
W. H. AUDEN
The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays
 
 
 
 
Sartaj was thinking about how uncanny an animal this life was, that you had to seize it and let go of it at the same time, that you had to enjoy but also plan, live every minute and die every moment.
VIKRAM CHANDRA
Sacred Games
 
 
 
 
The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
JEAN ANTHELME BRILLAT-SAVARIN
The Physiology of Taste, or Meditation on Transcendent Gastronomy
 
 
 
 
Strangers have a reality for me on the bus that they cannot have on the freeway, simply because we’ve agreed to be in an enclosed space in which we are subject to each other’s actions.
JENNY ODELL
How to Do Nothing
 
 
 
 
The place that hurts isn’t always the place that’s injured.
GRETCHEN RUBIN