April 30, 2012


“I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."
~William Faulkner

April 29, 2012


“I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living."
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

April 28, 2012


“There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet..."
~from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

April 27, 2012


“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard."
~Anne Sexton

April 26, 2012


“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
~Roald Dahl

April 25, 2012


“Happiness is perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops for yourself."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 24, 2012


“She could not explain in so many words, but she felt that those who prepare for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy."
~from Howards End by E.M. Forster

April 23, 2012


“What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad?"
~from Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

April 22, 2012


“You can never tell about a person by guessing...that's why language was invented. Otherwise, we'd all be like dogs, sniffing each other to find out where we stood."
~from Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

April 21, 2012


“Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay."
~from White Oleander by Janet Fitch

April 20, 2012


“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” 
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 19, 2012


“You could say that life itself is a stupid tradition. Don't analyze it. Just go.” 
~Iona from Pretty in Pink

April 18, 2012


“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” 
~Jane Austen

April 17, 2012


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” 
~Albert Einstein

April 16, 2012


“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” 
~Jack Kerouac

April 14, 2012


“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.” 
~Betty Smith, from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

April 13, 2012


“Sometimes we reveal ourselves when we are least like ourselves” 
~Anaïs Nin

April 12, 2012


“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.” 
~Erin Morgenstern, from The Night Circus

April 11, 2012


“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” 
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

April 10, 2012


“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” 
~John Lennon

April 9, 2012


“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever.” 
~Peter Pan from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan

April 8, 2012


“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” 
~Friedrich Nietzsche

April 7, 2012


“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” 
~Oscar Wilde

April 6, 2012


“Perfection is not just about control; it’s also about letting go.” 
~from Black Swan

April 5, 2012


“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” 
~Cesare Pavese

April 4, 2012


“A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.” 
~Jane Austen

April 3, 2012


“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” 
~Katharine Hepburn