Favorite words, part II

Posted on January 27, 2009. Filed under: inspiration |

I’ve collected quotes for a while, copied into the notes section of my email program. Here are a few more of my favorites:

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
~Toni Morrison, Beloved

“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”
~ Charles Kingsley (1819-75)

“You must never feel badly about making mistakes,” explained Reason quietly, “as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”

~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.”

~Anna Louise Strong

“The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

~Victor Hugo

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

~Judy Garland

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
~James Baldwin

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
~Albert Camus

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
~Robert Southey (1774-1843)

I am learning to live close to the lives of my friends without ever seeing them. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine.
~John Mu

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
~Michel de Montaigne

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    I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt (and divorce papers) to prove it. Here I am again, pledging my life to my (new) love with eyes wide open (and heart racing) knowing full well how emotionally traumatic this can end… and doing it anyway.

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