Lovely quotes I

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

I wanted to put together a selection of quotes that I love because there's nothing like some good prose to get you through the week.


"But a chair, sunlight, flowers: these are not to be dismissed. I am alive, I live, I breathe, I put my hand out, unfolded, into the sunlight."
— Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale


"I hope our daughters are born with so much fire in their souls they could put volcanoes and stars to shame."
— Nikita Gill, Girls Made of Fire

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life."
— J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


"They have been through the fire, and what fire does not destroy, it hardens."
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


"When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in it in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. The smell of that buttered toast simply talked to Toad; and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cosy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one’s ramble was over, and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries"
— Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows


"For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

"There is nothing more beautiful than nature early in the morning."
— Vincent Van Gogh


Kate

4 comments

  1. I love this <3 I especially love The Wind In The Willows! I'm becoming addicted to pinning quotes on Pinterest because it motivates me so much to enjoy and live life! xxx
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    1. Thank-you! Yeah, that quote from WitW is so gorgeous, really sets a cosy scene <3 I have a similar Pinterest board, love Pinning inspiring and motivating quotes.

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  2. This is my favourite quotes of all "For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over."
    — F. Scott Fitzgerald'' Thank you for sharing this. It's something I struggle in my life right now. Life that I don't like to be in and needed the strength to start over.

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    1. No problem, I'm glad you liked the post. It's one of my favourite quotes too, it was something I thought about a lot when I was unhappy at university. It's never too late to start things over <3

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