Quotes June 13, 2022

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

 
 
What is far off may be more familiar to us than what is quite near.
MARCEL PROUST
The Guermantes Way
 
 
 
 
I was made for the library, not the classroom.The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.
TA-NEHISI COATES
Between the World and Me
 
 
 
 
The hallmark of a decision in line with one’s character is ease and contentment, and an ample, even provision of natural energy.
ANNE TRUITT
Turn: The Journal of an Artist
 
 
 
 
Each time of life has its own kind of love.
LEO TOLSTOY
Family Happiness and Other Stories
 
 
 
 
No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contemplative, even meditative act.
HARUKI MURIAKAMI
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
 
 
 
 
There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.
DIANA VREELAND QUOTED BY CECIL BEATON
The Unexpurgated Beaton
 
 
 
 
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
An Inland Voyage
 
 
 
 
Hurry, hurry, open every door! says my heart.
MARY OLIVER
“Habits, Differences, and the Light That Abides,” Long Life: Essays and Other Writings
 
 
 
 
Yet occasionally we discover in the folds of an old handkerchief a shell or insignificant stone that had once embodied our happiest of afternoons.
PATTI SMITH
Just Kids
 
 
 
 
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
WILLA CATHER
My Antonia
 
 
 
 
We can’t make people change, but when we change, others may change.
Nothing is more exhausting than the task that’s never started, and strangely, starting is often far harder than continuing.
We won’t make ourselves more creative and productive by copying other people’s habits, even the habits of geniuses; we must know our own nature, and what habits serve us best.
GRETCHEN RUBIN