Quotes July 18, 2021

A day of bad writing is always better than a day of no writing.
Don Roff
Here she is mending her dress; mending her dress as usual, he thought; here she’s been sitting all the time I’ve been in India; mending her dress; playing about; going to parties; running to the House and back and all that, he thought, growing more and more irritated, more and more agitated, for there’s nothing in the world so bad for some women as marriage, he thought; and politics; and having a Conservative husband, like the admirable Richard. So it is, so it is, he thought, shutting his knife with a snap.
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
They were now both ready, not to begin from scratch, but to continue with a love that had survived for thirteen years in hibernation. They were no longer travellers without baggage. They were no longer twenty. They’d both been around the block a bit and had suffered without the other. They’d both lost their way without the other.
Each had tried to find love with other people.
But all that was now finished.
Guillaume Musso, Que serais-je sans toi?
That’s the trouble, I can’t forget him. He was everything to me, except mine.
Jennifer Worth, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Coal is a portable climate.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry was the maiden I loved, but politics was the harridan I married.
Joseph Howe
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society
Mark Twain
Hubris is interesting, because you get people who are often very clever, very powerful, have achieved great things, and then something goes wrong – they just don’t know when to stop.
Margaret MacMillan
One cannot rule out a blizzard in Minnesota after Labor Day, and so when I travel for Thanksgiving or any time in the fall, I am careful to fly into Des Moines instead of Minneapolis and then drive the 200 miles north to my hometown.
Hope Jahren
Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence.
George Steiner
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
Coco Chanel – 1883-1971 – French Fashion Designer
There are infinite ways back to ourselves.
AmyAnn Cadwell
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.