Quotes October 08, 2019

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“I love a broad margin to my life.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
[Of the French writer Colette] “She was both home-loving and adventurous…passionately attached to what she possessed and ready to risk or give it away at any moment.”
Maurice Goudeket, Close to Colette: An Intimate Portrait of a Woman of Genius
“Neither does the tree hold back its leaves but lets them flow open or glide away when the time is right.”
Mary Oliver, “Habits, Differences, and the Light That Abides,” Long Life
“Alexandra drew her shawl closer about her and stood leaning against the frame of the mill, looking at the stars which glittered so keenly through the frosty autumn air. She always loved to watch them, to think of their vastness and distance, and of their ordered march. It fortified her to reflect upon the great operations of nature, and when she thought of the law that lay behind them, she felt a sense of personal security.”
Willa Cather, O Pioneers!
“I love repetition. Repetitions turn time into a place, turns the days into a house, where the repetitions form the walls, floor, and ceiling.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Summer
“Reflection is to colors what echo is to sounds.”
Joubert, Pensees