One can get as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy!
Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from […]
A good relationship has a pattern like a dance and is built on some of the same rules. The partners do not need to hold on tightly, because they move confidently in the same pattern, intricate but gay and swift and free, like a country dance of Mozart’s. To touch heavily would be to arrest […]
Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego.
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his own vanity. Godlike, he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words.
The collector walks with blinders on; he sees nothing but the prize. In fact, the acquisitive instinct is incompatible with appreciation of pure beauty.
Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
The collector walks with blinders on; he sees nothing but the prize. In fact, the acquisitive instinct is incompatible with true appreciation of beauty.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.