Quotes September 27, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“Everything is so superb and breathtaking. I am creeping forward on my belly like they do in war movies.”
Diane Arbus
“I am come to a mind at ease, as if by acceptance of my own nature I have come into tune with some intrinsic ordinance. Acceptance that bears no relation to resignation, the bitter lees of a failure to rise to a challenge.”
Anne Truitt, Turn: The Journal of an Artist
“There is a certain pleasure in weeping.”
“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance
“If better were within, better would come out.”
Simon Patrick
“The temperament that produces a talent for little things is the opposite of that required for great ones.”
La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections
“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately.”
Michel de Montaigne
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
Carl Jung, Psychological Types