uotes are a favorite of mine; an inheritance, if you will, from my parents... I am always culling and collecting quotes that appeal to me. I like to tuck them away to fiddle with in my calligraphy practice, or post here, or share with friends in a more personal way as needed... we all need encouragement, direction and reminders at different times, and sometimes knowing someone else thought a specific phrase or sentence at another, maybe distant, time can be helpful.
Here are 13 quotes I've made note of lately, that speak to me especially:
In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.
Believe there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you might be that light for someone else.
Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
We are mirrors whose brightness, if we are bright, is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.
-C. S. Lewis
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
-Ruth Ann Schabacker
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
-Henry David Thoreau
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
-Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
If you can't be a poet, be the poem.
It is not hard for the Lord to turn night into day. He that sends the clouds can as easily clear the skies. Let us be of good cheer. It is better farther on. Let us sing hallelujah in anticipation.
-C. H. Spurgeon
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
-Jane Austen (I can see an embroidery sampler out of that one, don't you think?)
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
And my all-time recent favorite, sure to make it's way to the my Top 100 of all time (as I know this to be true):
Given total freedom the work is likely to sprawl.
-T. S. Eliot
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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