Quotes June 06, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Touch has its ecstasies.”
Helen Keller, The World I Live In
“There are unheralded tipping points, a certain number of times that we will unlock the front door of an apartment. At some point you were closer to the last time than you were to the first time, and you didn’t even know it. You didn’t know that each time you passed the threshold you were saying good-bye.”
Colson Whitehead, The Colossus of New York
“I know that the writer does call up the general and maybe the essential through the particular, but this general and essential is still deeply embedded in mystery. It is not answerable to any of our formulas.”
Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
“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
“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.”
Paul Klee
“If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“It fortified her to reflect upon the great operations of nature, and when she thought of the law that lay behind them, she felt a sense of personal security.”
Willa Cather, O Pioneers!
“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”
W. H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays
“The best way out is always through.”
Robert Frost, “A Servant to Servants”
“By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.”
“The days are long, but the summer is short.”
Gretchen Rubin