Quotes For a Quiet Moment

I have a ” For Life” book that I’ve kept for years. A type of scrapbook I guess. In it I write quotes that I come across in my reading and listening. I also keep images that I find beautiful and inspiring. There are always times in life when a word of inspiration is needed. Here are some of the quotes  that I enjoy in my quiet moments.

” The real journey of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”   Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

” You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”  AA Milne

“Life is perfect chaos from which one can wrest no more than a few mysterious fragments of order.” Albert Moravia

” Hello Fear! Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to do.” Cheryl Strayed Wild.

” She was in the infancy of old age.” Ian McEwan The Children Act

” There is no passion in playing small- in settling for life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

“When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankel

” We walk around wrapped in our stories…overtime we become packages of predictable responses. We forget that there is any other way to respond.” Margaret Wheatley

” Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same amount of time as Michelangelo, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein and Leonardo de Vinci.” H. Jackson Browne Jnr.

” Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide

What are your favourite quotes? Please share them with the Viva community in the comments section.

All images with thanks to Greg Collins

31 January 2019 | Living Well

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