Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quotation Saturday

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make."
~Truman Capote

"I always do the first line well, but I have trouble with the others."

"Writing well is at one and the same time good thinking, good feeling, and good expression; it is having wit, soul, and taste, all together."

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
~Alice Meynell
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
~Benjamin Franklin

One life - a little gleam of time between two eternities.
~Thomas Carlyle
Life is a pure flame,
and we live by an invisible sun within us.
~Sir Thomas Brown
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
~Jules Renard

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
~Paul Valery
A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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