Quotes September 10, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin


“Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
“That which is feared lessens by association.”
“Julie had always believed that even if it’s the big, unexpected events (good and bad) that make life memorable and occasionally exciting, it’s the small, predictable routines that hold life together and make it worth living.”
Stephen McCauley, My Ex-Life
“What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.”
“As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms than I was formerly.”
Samuel Johnson in James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson
“To know anything about oneself one must know all about others.”
Oscar Wilde
“There is just as much beauty visible to us in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate, — not a grain more.”
Henry David Thoreau, Journal