Monday, July 1, 2019

Life is full of Beauty Quotes

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“Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice.” 
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón


“The great Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life. If any item on the list clashes with any other item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness. Better to live a life of single-pointed focus, he taught. But what about the benefits of living harmoniously among extremes? What if you could somehow create an expansive enough life that you could synchronize seemingly incongruous opposites into a worldview that excludes nothing?” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert



“Life itself is the proper binge.” 
― Julia Child



“Things don't always work out the way we hope. You just have to pick yourself up and find a new direction to go in.” 
― Joelle Charbonneau



“Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.” 
― alice walker



“The soul is like an uninhabited world
that comes to life only when
God lays His head
against us.” 
― St. Thomas Aquinas



“I do not cling to life sufficiently to fear death.” 
― Alexandre Dumas



“People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit.”
― Shannon L. Alder



“If you say that you never lie in life,
you honestly insult my intelligence.” 
― Toba Beta



“Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.”
― E. L. Konigsburg



“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” 
― Jim Rohn



“Life is long, and sometimes cruel. Sometimes victims are needed. Someone has to take on that role. And human bodies are fragile, easily damaged. Cut them, and they bleed.” 
― Haruki Murakami



“I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.” 
― Criss Jami



“Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.” 
― A.C. Grayling



“Let us work without reasoning,' said Martin; 'it is the only way to make life endurable.” 
― Voltaire



“I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.” 
― William Faulkner



“Simplify your life. You don't grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual.” 
― Steve Maraboli





“Some of the most beautiful things we have in life comes from our mistakes.” 
― Surgeo Bell



“Can't you ever be serious?' I said, mortified.
'It's difficult,' he said. 'There's so little in life that's worth it.” 
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni



“The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day.” 
― Peter Matthiessen



“The truth was, history repeated itself on a daily basis; mistakes were made over and over. People were haunted by what they had done, and by what they hadn't had time to do.” 
― Jodi Picoult



“Each book is a mind alive, a life revealed, a world awaiting exploration, but living people are all those things, as well—and more, because their stories haven’t yet been completely told.” 
― Dean Koontz



“The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.” 
― Karl Kraus


“Even without wars, life is dangerous.” 
― Anne Sexton



“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.” 
― Alexander McCall Smith



“Later on in life, you expect a bit of rest, don't you? You think you deserve it. I did, anyway. But then you begin to understand that the reward of merit is not life's business.” 
― Julian Barnes



“I get it now; I didn't get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible...and enjoying everything in between.” 
― Mia Farrow




“Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” 
― Shannon Alder



“having nothing to struggle
against
they have nothing to struggle
for.” 
― Charles Bukowski



“Our lives are so important to us that we tend to think the story of them begins with our birth. First there was nothing, then I was born...Yet that is not so. Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Families are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole. - Vida Winter” 
― Diane Setterfield




“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” 
― Brian Tracy



“There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.” 
― Maya Angelou



“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” 
― Steve Maraboli



“Life is boring. People are vengeful. Good things always end. We do so many things and we don’t know why, and if we do find out why, it’s decades later and knowing why doesn’t matter any more.” 
― Douglas Coupland



“The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark.” 
― Jeanette Winterson



“This autumn-
why am I growing old?
bird disappearing among clouds.” 
― Basho Matsuo



“Stop comparing yourself to others. Always strive to improve yourself to become better today than you were yesterday to serve those around you and the world.” 
― Roy T. Bennett



“Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.” 
― Graham Greene



“Whenever I see an ambulance, I like to think there is a baby being born, rather than a death.” 
― Phil Lester



“Because you have to just go with the flow. Your life is not your own, with people coming in and out all the time. You get mellow because you have to.” 
― Sarah Dessen






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