Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quotation Saturday

Our passions shape our books; repose writes them in the intervals.
~Proust, The Past Recaptured, 1927
Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport. Same with dancers, artists, and singers - all the same urges with differing transportation.
~Graycie Harmon

At Christmas
A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime...
~ Edgar Guest

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
~ Charles Dickens

The man who most vividly realizes a difficulty is the man most likely to overcome it.

~Joseph Farrell

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

~Marcel Proust


You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. ~Indira Ghandi


Be thankful for all that you are given. Be blessed with all that you have. Regard adversity as a new season of life. Find faith in the divine. Have hope in tomorrow.
~Joni Zipp

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