Quotes August 03, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“One day when I was studying with Schoenberg, he pointed out the eraser on his pencil and said, ‘This end is more important than the other.’”
John Cage, Silence
“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them!”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
“The world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.”
Toni Morrison, Tar Baby
“Early in his career, artist Alberto Giacometti moved into a Paris studio that measured only about sixteen feet square… ‘The longer I stayed,’ he said, ‘the larger it grew.’”
James Lord, Giacometti: A Biography
“I am glad to the brink of fear.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
“Eventually everyone learns his or her own best way. The real mystery to crack is you.”
Bernard Malamud, “A Conversation with Bernard Malamud,” in First Person Singular: Writers on Their Craft
“We lived our lives as if life was forever. To live one’s life without a sense of time is to squander it.”
Diana Trilling, The Beginning of the Journey
“When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell me what to do, because that makes everything easy when you’re working.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to Be and Back Again)
When it comes to habits, make it easy to do right and hard to go wrong.
It’s easier to demand a lot from yourself when you’re giving a lot to yourself.
Gretchen Rubin