Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Collected Quotes

I've collected some quotes over the last months, that have held some significance for me. They are in different Notes in my phone. I'm going to put them here, all together, see if there is a message in these tea leaves. 

Many women today feel that their sexuality is something distinct from the rest of the character and is cut off in some ways from their other, more admirable roles as mothers, wives, or workers (Naomi Wolfe)

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you will ever own. 
(Mary Schmich)

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.

The highest love a person can have for you is to wish for you to evolve into the best person you can be. No one owns you, no matter what your relationship.
(David Viscott)

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
(Dr. Joyce Brothers)

Your task is not to seek love, but to merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. 

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. 

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. 
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. 
(Thomas Carlyle)

Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path. 

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
(Pam Brown)

Friendship is the wine of life.
(Edward Young)

She's always thinks about preposterous things. She's got a preposterous inner life. 

Because she felt for him. But what Tatiana felt for Alexander was true. What Tatiana felt for Alexander was impervious to the drumbeat if conscience. 

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.
(Khalil Gibran)

…words have been all my life, all my life--this need is like the Spider's need who carries before her a huge Burden of Silk which she must spin out--the silk is her life, her home, her safety--her food and drink too--and if it is attacked or pulled down, why, what can she do but make more, spin afresh, design anew
(A.S. Byatt, Possession)

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
(Henry David Thoreau)

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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