Quotes October 26, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Colors win you over more and more. A certain blue enters your soul. A certain red has an effect on your blood pressure.”
Henri Matisse, interview
“There is just as much beauty visible to us in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate,—not a grain more.”
Henry David Thoreau, “Autumnal Tints”
“I had begun to see the past like this: there is a line; you can draw it yourself, or sometimes it gets drawn for you; either way, there it is, your past, a collection of people you used to be and things you used to do. Your past is the person you no longer are, the situations you are no longer in.”
Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy
“If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger
“Choice of attention—to attend to this and ignore that—is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences.”
W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W. H. Auden, volume VI
“[Love] seems to be the unknown country from which no traveler ever returns. What seems to be a returning pilgrim is another person born in the strange country with the same-looking ears and hands. He is a stranger to the person who fared forth, and a stranger to family and old friends. He is clothed in mystery henceforth and forever.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road