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The words that inspire me

August 28, 2013

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Some of these are printed and posted on my inspiration board. Some are just written in my little pink journal that fits in my purse.

Once he saw her shaking a walnut tree, once he saw her sitting on the lawn knitting a blue sweater, three or four times he found a bouquet of late flowers on his porch, or a handful of chestnuts in a little sack, or some autumn leaves neatly pinned to a sheet of white paper and thumbtacked to his door.

–– from Fahrenheit 451

You are not in charge of the universe. You are in charge of yourself.

––A. Bennett, or some tumblr somewhere

I love all wastes and solitary places.

–– from Honey From a Weed

At the end of the day, it’s just food, isn’t it? Just food.

–– Marco Pierre White, via Bon Appetit

Love is infinitely more durable than hate.

–– Ernest Hemingway

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

–– Ernest Hemingway

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

–– George Eliot

And most importantly…

I can’t think of any better way to spend money than on champagne.

–– Ernest Hemingway

And yes, I adore Papa Hemingway.

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Discussion about this post
  1. Nicole says:

    Here’s one of my favorites lately:

    “Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

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