"Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for." ~Author Unknown
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. ~John Ruskin
The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
"'Oh, Marilla, looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them,' exclaimed Anne. "You mayn't get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. "
"All women are princesses, it is our right."
~Maya, A Little Princess
"I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…"
A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron
"My characters will have, after a little trouble, all that they desire."
~Jane "Becoming Jane"
"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world." ~T'ien Yiheng
"The gardener left the hamper by the garden gate, so that the carrier
could pick it up when he passed. Timmy Willie crept in through a hole in
the wicker-work, and after eating some peas--Timmy Willie fell fast
~The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
"…as nearly perfect a little place as I ever lived in, and such nice old-fashioned people in the village." -Beatrix Potter
ELINOR: "I do not attempt to deny that I think very highly of him - that I greatly esteem him... I like him." MARIANNE: "Esteem him? Like him? Use those insipid words again and I shall leave the room this instant."
"I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.... I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby." ~Nancie J. Carmody