Quotes July 22, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Being broken is what makes us human. We all have our reasons. Sometimes we’re fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we’re shattered by things we would never have chosen. But our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing.”
Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy
“Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.”
Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (
“Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections
“What a lark! What a plunge!”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
“That I walk up my stoop, I pause to consider if it really be,
A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Unscrew the locks from the doors!
Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!”
Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself XXIV”
“I am a great believer in the seasons. Even here in my own world, I have no relish for sweet corn in January or strawberries in November.”
Pearl S. Buck, My Several Worlds
“What is far off may be more familiar to us than what is quite near.”
Marcel Proust, The Guermantes Way