Thursday, July 10, 2014

Words: Wisdom

Some favorite quotes from a couple, or three, of this year's reads:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
"Ursula craved solitude but she hated loneliness, a conundrum that she couldn't even begin to solve."

"What if we got the chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn't that be wonderful?"

"Most people muddled through events and only in retrospect realized their significance."

"Scars heal," Sylvie said. "Even the worst ones."

Daring Greatly by BrenĂ© Brown
"Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” 

“Numb the dark and you numb the light.” 

“Hope is a function of struggle.”

“Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.”

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert 
“You are still young, so you think only of your own self. You do not notice the tribulations that occur all around you, to other people. Do not protest; it is true. I am not condemning you. I was as selfish as you, when I was your age. It is the custom of the young to be selfish... But someday you will understand that nobody passes through this world without suffering--no matter what you think of them and their supposed good fortune.”

“She wanted to understand the world, and she made a habit of chasing down information to its last hiding place, as though the fate of nations were at stake in every instance.” 

1 comment :

  1. Love that you read Brene Brown. I think she has amazing things to say. Loved the quotes.