Quotes June 13, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”
Benjamin Disraeli
“It does seem that it is often in those years between 8 and 13 that a tiny spark is lit by a teacher telling you or showing you something, and that if you’re lucky, that spark keeps alight and gradually becomes the glowing fire of your lifelong passion and career.”
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School
“Research is formalized curiosity.”
Zora Neal Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road
“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.”
Octavia E. Butler, “Furor Scribendi,” Bloodchild: and Other Stories