Quotes That I Like

Symphony
“To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion…

In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.

This is to be my symphony.”
–William Ellery Channing

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the imagination.”
—John Keats

“I like to wake up each morning and not know what I think, that I may reinvent myself in some way.”
–Stephen Fry

“A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline.”
–Napoleon Hill

“You should eat delicious things while you can still eat them, go to wonderful places while you still can…and not have evenings where you say to yourself, “What am I doing here? Why am I here? I am bored witless!”
–Nora Ephron

“Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and gloom.”
–Alain De Botton

“Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.”
–Robert A. Heinlein

“To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”
–Betty Smith

“And the corollary to carpe diem–a vein that runs deeply throught the rock of poetry–is gratitude, gratitude for simply being alive, for having a day to seize. The taking of breath, the beating of the heart. Gratitude for the natural world around us–the massing clouds, the white ibis by the shore. In Barcelona a poetry contest is held every year. There are three prizes. The third prize is a rose made of silver, the second prize is a golden rose, and the first prize: a rose. A real rose. The flower itself. Think of that the next time the term “priorities” comes up.”
–Billy Collins

“I’m struck by how laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.”
–John Cleese

3 Responses to Quotes That I Like

  1. There are so many great quotes here that it is almost mind-numbing to try to read them all at once, but a favorite for the moment is John Muir’s “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,”perhaps because I’m reading Joan Halifax’s The Fruitful Darkness at the moment.

    • Elisa says:

      I still cannot or have yet not come up with a way to correct this issue. Today, I remembered the pagination article that WordPress did. I added in the code to create pages. Please let me know if you have any suggestion that might be better. It’s hard for me to organize or categorize that is PERFECT. Forcing one quote into one way of thinking smashes up against my method of cross referencing (the ultimate correct one that I do not have–yet) lol!

  2. Great quotes indeed, thoughts to remember, words to read again and write in one’s journal. Thank you Elisa.

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