Quotes October 05, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“It may well be that those whose work is their pleasure are those who most need the means of banishing it at intervals from their minds.”
Winston Churchill, Painting as a Pastime
“Remember every room has its gloom and the great thing to do is to find the color that will cut that gloom.”
Gertrude Stein, Everybody’s Autobiography
“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”
“I shall never forget how the red ball of the sun hung on the horizon and raced along with the train for a short space, and then plunged below the belly-band of the earth. There have been other suns that set in significance for me, but that sun! It was a book-mark in the pages of a life.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road
“I had spent my whole life trying to fit in, but it would take the rest of my life to realize that some men are just meant to stand out.”
Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones
“For some people, a fixed state of irritation is oxygen. I understand this all too well.”
Jamaica Kincaid, My Garden