Quotes May 19, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness


“The world as it is would always be a reminder of the world that was, and of the world that is to come.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
“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
“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.”
C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
“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
“Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for another hour, but this hour…”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
“The true spirit of conversation consists more in bringing out the cleverness of others than in showing a great deal of it yourself; he who goes away pleased with himself and his own wit is also greatly pleased with you.”
Jean de La Bruyère, “Of Society and Conversation,” The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère
“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
“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
“As soon as I have a deadline, I work much better. Time unbounded is hard to handle.”
May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude