Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quotable Quotes

I am obsessed with quotes - quotes from books, from songs, from movies, from interviews - it doesn't matter. I just love bite sized tastes of other people's world views, wit, and wisdom. Here are few that I have been mulling over for the past few months. Happy reading!

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. 
E.L. Doctorow

The time to make up your mind about people, is never. 
Philip Barry

The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. 
Jean de La Fontaine

Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. 
Carol Shields

There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books. 
Irving Stone

There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself. 
Raymond Chandler

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. 
Hunter S. Thompson

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. 
Maxim Gorky

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. 
James Branch Cabell

The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone. 
Nick Hornby

3 comments:

Lizzy Lambson said...

These are great! I love the advice to read to page fifty without pause. I've set aside so many books because I don't invest the effort to get far enough into the plot to be engulfed or committed. I'll have to try this with my next read!

Marianne & Eddie said...

love these. especially the ones on insincerity and happiness. thanks for sharing!

Jenessa Hutchins said...

I love that if I just was given this list of quotes without knowing they were from you...I could have perfectly drawn them back to you. Love love love. Thanks for sharing sister friend.