Quotes September 07, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness


A house has a physical definition; a home has a spiritual one.”
Jamaica Kincaid, My Garden (Book)
“Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.”
Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
“Every man’s spice-box seasons his own food.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road
“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.”
John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” In the Catskills
“We read books to find out who we are.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Language of the Night
“Every beginning
is only a sequel, after all,
and the book of events
is always open halfway through.”
Wislawa Szymborska, “Love at First Sight”
“In Paris a scrap of garden is more ravishing than a whole park in the country.”
Marcel Proust, Time Regained
“As habit is more dependable than inspiration, continued learning is more dependable than talent.”
Octavia Butler, “Furor Scribendi,” Bloodchild and Other Stories
“One’s life begins on so many occasions, constructing itself out of accident derived from coincidence compounded by character.”
Donald Hall, Unpacking the Boxes
“Nothing is so simultaneously familiar and alien as that which has been present all along.”
Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing
Happy people make me happy, but I can’t make someone be happy, and no one else can make me happy.
By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
Gretchen Rubin