Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thinking of thee...

With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!


~Thomas Moore

Your return....

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. 

~Mary Jean Iron

Monday, February 8, 2016

As love grows older...

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. 

 ~Bruce Lee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quietness....

The world is hard and cruel. We are here none knows why, and we go none knows whither. We must be very humble. We must see the beauty of quietness. We must go through life so inconspicuously that Fate does not notice us. 

~W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, 1919

A whole mystery...

A man gives many question marks, however, a woman is a whole mystery. 

~Diana Stürm

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chaos....

Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair!

~ "The Joker" Heath Ledger.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Discover yourself!!

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. 

~Alan Alda

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I want....

Some people want a big house, fast cars and a lot of money...I want a small cabin in the woods... Away from such people!!!

Nostalgia...

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.

 ~Art Buchwald

Monday, January 25, 2016

Girls aren't beautiful.....

No beauty is lost. You get to see the real face of it after the blossoms have fallen off the tree. That's why I would rather see the face of a beautiful woman than a pretty girl.
      Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are beautiful because their faces show that they know, they have lost something and picked up something else.


      ~Henry Rollins, Smile, You're Traveling (Black Coffee Blues Part 3), 2000

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Whole creation....

They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

 ~Oliver Goldsmith

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My crown is in my heart....

My crown is in my heart, not in my head,
Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones,
Nor to be seen; my crown is called contentment;
A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.


~William Shakespeare

Monday, January 11, 2016

I am not tragically colored.....

I am not tragically colored.  There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes.... Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less.  No, I do not weep at the world - I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.  

~Zora Neale Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me, 1928

Sunday, January 10, 2016

She is your mirror....

There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. 

~Mary Montagu

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child. 

~Barbara Alpert

Charm...

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. 

~James Matthew Barrie, What Every Woman Knows, about charm

Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Artist..

The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. 

~Auguste Rodin

Friday, January 8, 2016

Today was great..

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time. 

~Art Buchwald

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I'll meet you there...

Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. 

~Rumi, as interpreted by Coleman Barks

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dreams are.....

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.  

~Marsha Norman

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Love for my...

So I'll sit and rock and be happy,
And meditate mostly on love!...
Love for my mother and dad...
And love for the friends I have had!
Love for the blessings God gives me,
Love for the sunshine and showers,
Love for the creatures God put here,
And love for the trees and the flowers...


~Gertrude Buckingham, "To Ruth Ann"

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