Lovely quotes / 3

Sunday, November 13, 2016
The third instalment in what might be my favourite series on the blog. Hope you enjoy these quotes.

"There is no stillness like the quiet of the first cold nights in the fall."
— Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe & Other Stories

"I talk to myself and look at the dark trees, blessedly neutral. So much easier than facing people, than having to look happy, invulnerable, clever. With masks down, I walk, talking to the moon, to the neutral impersonal force that does not hear, but merely accepts my being."
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

"She is water: soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away."
— Rupi Kaur

"You’ve been brave so long…You just gotta go on being brave."
— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

"We could never design a building as beautiful as the trees."
— Pietro Belluschi

"Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more."
— Robin Hobb, Fool’s Fate

"Why do I write? To investigate the mystery of existence. To tolerate myself. To get closer to everything that is outside of me. What passes without being put into words, without being transformed and, in a certain sense, purified by the crucible of writing, has no meaning for me. Only words that endure seem real."
— Jhumpha Lahiri, In Other Words (2016)

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