Quotes January 05, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Love is a creative act. When you love someone you create a new world for them. My mother did that for me, and with the progress I made and the things I learned, I came back and created a new world and a new understanding for her.”
Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Amazon, Bookshop)
“This winter is bringing me to a confrontation with the truth behind truths, like the colour I know to lie just beyond colour.”
Anne Truitt, Daybook: the Journal of an Artist
“Each time of life has its own kind of love.”
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness
“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
“Color slips through the fingers and escapes. You can’t lock it in a jewel box as it vanishes in the dark.”
Derek Jarman, Chroma: A Book of Color
“Passions weaken, but habits strengthen, with age, and it is the great task of youth to set the current of habit and to form the tastes which are most productive of happiness in life.”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life
“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Familiar Studies of Men and Books
“Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol, in Warhol: The Biography by Victor Bockris
“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance
“I think that it is useless to fight directly against natural weaknesses…in the ordinary course of life one has to know these weaknesses, prudently take them into account, and strive to turn them to good purpose; for they are all capable of being put to some good purpose.”
Simone Weil, Waiting For God
“Nature makes it pleasant to follow her commands.”
Gretchen Rubin