Quotes: part II

So you’ve probably already checked out our first page of quotes. This is the second (didn’t want it getting to the point where you lost your place while scrolling!) collection. Here… is part two!


* “Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.  – Maya Angelou

* “Dreams are necessary to live.” – Anais Nin

* “Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.”  – Julia Child

* “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou

* “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched … but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller

* “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller

* “A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.” – Unknown

* “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”  – Lucille Ball

* “You must stay drunk  on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” – Ray Bradbury

* “Man can never know the kind of loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in a woman’s womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. The woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she has bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child-bearing and man-bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to BE. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment the man rests inside of her.” – Anais Nin

* “I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.”  –  Julia Child

* “Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” – Unknown

* “There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.”  – Unknown

* “Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.”  –  Laurence J. Peter

* “A man’s face is his autobiography.  A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde

* “I am in a beautiful prison from which I can only escape by writing.” – Anais Nin

* “They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.”  –  Oliver Goldsmith

* “No woman will ever be satisfied because no man will ever have a chocolate penis that shoots out money.” – Unknown

* “I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”  –  Lucille Ball

* “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”  –  Julia Child

* “How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?”  – Paul Sweeney

* “Let books be your dining table,/And you shall be full of delights/Let them be your mattress/And you shall sleep restful nights.” – Unknown

* “What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?”  –  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

* “Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.” – William Hazlitt

* “Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.” – Anais Nin

* “There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.”  – Joe Ryan

* “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

* “If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe?  The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.”  – Unknown

* “I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” –  Lucille Ball

* “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage; because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.” – Madonna

* “Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.” – Anais Nin

* “A moment of silence is not inherently religious.”  –  Sandra Day O’Connor

* “Never forget to dream.” Madonna, among many others

* “There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away.  No one has stepped twice into the same river.  But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?”  ~ Marina Tsvetaeva

* “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done.” – Madonna

* “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anais Nin

* “Children don’t read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation.  They have no use for psychology…. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff…. When a book is boring, they yawn openly.  They don’t expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions.”  –  Isaac Bashevis Singer

* “There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book; books are well written or badly written.”  – Oscar Wilde

* “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”Anais Nin

* “Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don’t know how much history young women today know about those battles.”  –  Sandra Day O’Connor

* “Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human species:  The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be.  The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is.” – Robert Brault

* “A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.”  –  Marie Curie

* “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  –  Lucille Ball

* “Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.”  – Plato

* “It’s the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time.”  –  Tallulah Bankhead

* “A woman wears her tears like jewelry.”  –  Unknown

* “Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman’s weapon is her tongue.” – Hermione Gingold

* “I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason.”  –  Stanley Baldwin

* “A man gives many question marks, however, a woman is a whole mystery.” – Diana Stürm

* “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – The Alchemist, Paulo Coehlo

* “The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

* “Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

* “In dreams begins responsibility.” – William Butler Yeats


~*~ Onto part 3!


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