Friday, January 1, 2010

these are a few of my favorite quotes

"There was a star danced, and under that was I born."

I love and collect quotes.  I had pages of them typed out of ones I had collected over the years up through living in our previous house...but now I can't find them.  I wonder if they are on our old computer, I need to check.

Not a week goes by it seems that I don't read a quote that I add to my 'new' quote list.  Here are a few that I love:

"Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others."
--Jean-Nicolas Bouilly

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
--William Morris
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
--Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

Giving Birth and Being Born
Brings us into the Essence of Creation
Where the human spirit
is Courageous and Bold
And the Body,
A Miracle
of Wisdom.
--Harriet Hartigan

Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.

We came spinning out of nothingness,
Scattering stars…
The stars form a circle,
And in the center we dance.

We cannot depend on a market-informed cultural consciousness to enlighten us--we have to do it ourselves. --Raleigh Briggs

I have more quotes (many more!) but will stop!  I do believe I will also craft a post about a book I'm seriously loving, Women Who Run With the Wolves.  Can't say enough good about it--I'm going through it with a highlighter.  I would love to discuss it with other women who've read it and am hopeful that will happen in this new year.

Any other quote collectors?

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy your blog. always a little sumthin, sumthin one doesn't expect! I too love quotes. After reading several of your excerpts and references to Women Who Run With the Wolves I had to check it out which led to me having to have it! Got it for .01$ used! That was a good day. And thanks for stopping by Adventurous Mind, I enjoy hearing from you.


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