I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.
~ Mary Oliver
And by and by Christopher Robin came to the end of things, and he was silent,
and he sat there, looking out over the world, just wishing it wouldn’t stop.
~ A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain
I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.
~ Dr. Seuss
Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around?
~ Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail
When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
If we are going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things — praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts — not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They might break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.
~ C.S. Lewis
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We are mirrors whose brightness… is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.
~ C.S. Lewis
If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy,
the logical explanation is that I was made for another world.
~ C.S. Lewis
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation that you believe to be the will of God.
~ Jim Elliot
“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music… Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
~ C. S. Lewis
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”
~ Oscar Wilde
“Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
~ John Adams
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“Woman was created from the rib of man, not from his head to top him; neither from his feet to be walked upon. She was made from his side to be his equal; from beneath his arm to be protected by him; from very near his heart to be loved by him.” ~ Unknown
“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.”
~ Winston Churchill
“My duties are many and arduous, but blessed be God! He gives me strength for my day. They are often wearisome to spirit and body, but I would not have them otherwise than they are for me, for God has ordained that they should be so and He knows what is best for me.” ~ Margaret Houston