It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.(Emerson)

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. (Emerson)

The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. (Lily Tomlin)

Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. (Virginia Woolf)

No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness…Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. (Charlotte Bronte)

Constant togetherness if fine-but only for Siamese twins. (Victoria Billings)

The souffle is the misunderstood woman of the culinary world. (Irma S. Rombauer)

To have one’s individuality completely ignored is like being pushed quite out of life.  Like being blown out as one blows out a light. (Evelyn Scott)

The best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. (Ruth Gordon 1896-1985 American actress)

In real love you want the other person’s good.  In romantic love you want the other person. (Margaret Anderson)

I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back. (Zsa Zsa Gabor)

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty…But I am too busy thinking about myself. (Edith Sitwell)

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see.  If he hadn’t broken your heart, you couldn’t have that glorious feeling of relief! (Phyllis Battelle)

She might struggle like a fly in a web.  He wrapped her around and around with beautiful sentences. (Mary Catherwood)

Marriage removes the illusion, deeply imbedded previously, that somewhere there is a soul-mate (Paula Modersohn-Becker)

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done (Marie Curie)

It was so cold I almost got married. (Shelly Winter)

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another-it’s one damn thing over and over (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. (Colette)

I have come to the conclusion, after many years of sometimes sad experience, that you cannot come to any conclusion at all (Vita Sackville-West)

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before. (Mae West)

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.(Joseph Campbell)

In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art.  It is the colour of love. (Marc Chagall)

Thoughts rest your wings.  Here is a hollow of silence, a nest of stillness in which to hatch your dreams. (Joan Walsh Anglund)

To us, our house…has a heart and soul.  It was of us, and we were in its confidence and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction.  (Mark Twain)

Like a sword that cuts but cannot cut itself.  Lake an eye that sees but cannot see itself. (Zen saying)

It is through creating…not possessing that life is revealed.(V. Scudder)

Put your hand in mine and let us help one another to see things better (Claude Monet)

Seeing  what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle. (George Orwell)

For judging of beautiful objects, taste is requisite; but for beautiful art for the production of such objects, genius is requisite. (Immanuel Kant)

Right now a moment of time is fleeting by! make ourselves a sensitive recording plate…give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time.(Paul Cezanne)



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