Quotes June 04, 2022

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

 
 
Sometimes I would open my eyes and see the summer landscape passing through the dusty windows, so full and ripe at that time of year that it seemed impossible that it could ever be broken down and turned to winter.
RACHEL CUSK
 
 
 
 
There are those who leave and those who stay and there are those who come and go.
AMINATTA FORNA
“Hame,” The Window Seat
 
 
 
 
People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves.
WILLIAM MAXWELL
Time Will Darken It
 
 
 
 
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Autobiography of Anthony Trollope
 
 
 
 
Beauty is as much about how and whether you look as what you see.
JOHN GREEN
The Anthropocene Reviewed
 
 
 
 
At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
TONI MORRISON
Tar Baby
 
 
 
 
One has to look on oneself as the custodian of a quantity and a quality—oneself—which is absolutely unique in the world because it has never been here before and will never be here again.
JAMES BALDWIN
Nothing Personal
 
 
 
 
Looser types—people who are not busy weighing and measuring every little thing—are used to accidents, coincidences, chance, things getting out of hand, things sneaking up on them. They are the happy children of life, to whom life happens for better or worse.
LAURIE COLWIN
“A Mythological Subject” The Lone Pilgrim
 
 
 
 
What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become strengths greater than what we had when we were ‘normal’ or unbroken…when something breaks, something greater often emerges from the cracks.
NNEDI OKORAFOR
Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected
 
 
 
 
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
SOREN KIERKEGAARD
Letter, 1847
 
 
 
 
One day when I was studying with Schoenberg, he pointed out the eraser on his pencil and said, ‘This end is more important than the other.
JOHN CAGE
Silence
 
 
 
 
Solitude shared with animals has a special quality and rarely turns to loneliness.
MAY SARTON
The House by the Sea