Quotes April 05, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character.”
“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
“People seldom see themselves changing. It is like going out in the morning, or in the springtime to pick flowers. You pick and you wander till suddenly you find that the light is gone and the flowers are withered in your hand.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
“There is a joy in the pursuit of anything.”
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
“Her green mind made the world around her green.”
Wallace Stevens, “Description Without Place”
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“Home is what sets the course to our travels. Home is what we leave behind, knowing we’ll recover it at the end of the journey. Home is also what makes going away safe.”
Andre Aciman, “The Contrafactual Traveler,” Alibis
“If you ever want to keep up a grudge against someone, don’t see that person alongside beautiful flowers.”
Jamaica Kincaid, My Garden (Book)
“Silence was the cure, if only temporarily, silence and geography. But of what was I being cured? I do not know, have never known. I only know the cure. Silence, and no connections except to landscape.”
Mary Cantwell, Manhattan, When I Was Young
“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
“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them!”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
“Every now and then the sound of a rooster crowing or the mournful cry of a donkey takes me back to my island. Why do I call it ‘my’? I wonder. Some part of it was given to me for keeps, I believe. Writing today from this distance, it’s as if I’d always lived in that house with windows looking out to the garden and sea.”
Sandra Cisneros, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life
Do any task that be finished in less than one minute, without delay.
Gretchen Rubin