I love collecting quotes. While we must be authentic and have our own voice, other people’s quotes are a good jumping off point for inspiration, contemplation and commiseration.
“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.”‘ — Jack Kerouac, in The Dharma Bums
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ” — Albert Camus
“What I can do, you cannot. What you can do, I cannot. But together we can do something beautiful for God.” – Mother Teresa
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” – Agatha Christie
“We danced too wild, and we sang too long, and we hugged too hard, and we kissed too sweet, and howled just as loud as we wanted to howl, because by now we were all old enough to know that what looks like crazy on an ordinary day looks a lot like love if you catch it in the moonlight.” — Pearl Cleage, in What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day