Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Quote Worthy

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
William Morris

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
 Mark Twain

He has shown you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
But to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. 
Micah 6 v8

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
ee Cummings

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
Donald Miller

Your home reflects who you are and how you want to live.
Diane von Furstenberg

Swede felt bad about that goose for a long time. For an eight-year-old girl she put enormous stock in courage. To be routed across a barley field by an incensed goose gave her doubts about her character.
Leif Enger

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath