Words Gathered While Wandering (a place to store the quotations I’ve picked up along the way)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - September, 2011

For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes! Dag Hammarskjold

Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water. — Albert Schweitzer

“Yes, and imagine a world where there were no hypothetical situations.”    Jasper FForde, First Among Sequels

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit, either.   Elizabeth Zimmerman

The difference between”involvement” and “commitment” is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was “involved” – the pig was “committed”. — unknown

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.    ―      Alice Walker, The Color Purple

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.   C. S. Lewis

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.   Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.    Joseph Addison

Puddle Jumping


7 Responses to Words Gathered While Wandering (a place to store the quotations I’ve picked up along the way)

  1. keeping favorite quotes on your blog is a wonderful idea! I’ve been writing them down in journals for years, but i like your blog storage idea far better!

  2. Lynne Ayers says:

    This IS a good idea …. hmmmm you may see this cropping on other people’s blogs …

  3. Barbara says:

    I completely agree, a great place for keeping all my favourite quotations, “imitation is the best form of flattery” 🙂

  4. Maria says:

    Hi, I just found your blog because you liked one of my posts. I particularly like your idea to store the quotes you come across. Would you mind if I copy this idea for my blog?

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