Quotes May 26, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“Rich colours actually look more luminous on a grey day, because they are seen against a somber background and seem to be burning with a lustre of their own. Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks.”
G. K. Chesterton, “The Glory of Grey,” Alarms and Discursions
“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings
“I have reached the stage now where luxury is not in fine possessions but in carefree possessions, and the greatest luxury of all would be the completely expendable.”
Nan Fairbrother, The House in the Country
“Whatever fate befalls you, do not give way to great rejoicings or great lamentation; partly because all things are full of change, and your fortune may turn at any moment; partly because men are so apt to be deceived in their judgment as to what is good or bad for them.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims
“If we pick up a brush, we feel like writing; if we hold a musical instrument in our hands, we wish to play.”
Yoshida Kenkō, Essays in Idleness
“It’s more difficult to be the mind that directs than the hand that executes.”
Gretchen Rubin