Quotes November 16, 2016

My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur,
chemist and microbiologist

“Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to[…]  It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention.”
Harriet G. Lerner, The Dance of Anger

It takes two to manage the relationship, but it takes one to begin the change.
Sheri E. Ragland

“Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.”
Jean de La Bruyère

“And there was, in those Ipswich years, for me at least, a raw educational component; though I used to score well in academic tests, I seemed to know very little of how the world worked and was truly grateful for instruction, whether it was how to stroke a backhand, mix a martini, use a wallpaper steamer, or do the Twist. My wife, too, seemed willing to learn. Old as we must have looked to our children, we were still taking lessons, in how to be grown-up.”
John Updike, Self-Consciousness

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Terry Tempest Williams

“I meant, I have said, to climb the Matterhorn. Why? Let’s say because I was there. No: I’m being flip. I meant to climb the Matterhorn because to climb it was for me so improbable. For too many years now I had failed to surprise myself, to reach beyond my grasp.”
Geoffrey Wolff, A Day at the Beach, “Matterhorn”