Monday, January 28, 2013

Word Obession

As you know, I am obsessed with quotes - quotes about books, quotes about boys, quotes about love, life, and the blissful mess it all can be. Here are a few that I've been musing on lately.

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. --John Green
(I love John Green, and I love this quote. It's perfect.)

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice. --
T.S. Eliot
(I read this on New Year's Day and have been trying to determine what I want 2013's voice to be ever since.)

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. --Henry Miller

Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts  --Jose Saramago
(I am trying to be more transparent with my thoughts. It doesn't make a hard situation easier not to talk things through.)

Grammar is a piano I play by ear.  --Joan Didion
(Case in point for why teaching grammar is hard. You can just hear when things are right. In Didion's case, her playing is epically beautiful.)

My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of [bodice ripping] if you're lucky.  --Alan Moore
(This is a bit saucy, but I like the sentiment...and yes, I edited the original.)

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.  --Zig Ziglar

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. --Ben Franklin

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. --J.K. Rowling

The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(I just love this because it's so profoundly true.)

There you have it - something to think about. Love you tons!


Megan said...

In Gretchen Rubin's new book, she talks about having a one-word theme for her year...Hers was bigger. It was really interesting. Also, her part about Tigger and Eeyore is way funny. I'll have to read it to you next time we talk, because I tried reading it to Justin and he smiled politely. Not the response I wanted. :)

Jenessa Hutchins said...

Love these. Love you. Thanks for sharing.