What if this is as good as it gets?…
A sobering thought: what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. (Colette)
A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. (Hazel Nicholson)
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become (Ursula K Le Guin)
It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise (Nanacy Thayer)
Luxury need not have a price – comfort itself is a luxury. (Geoffrey Beene)
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
A cat is there when you call her – if she doesn’t have something better to do. (Bill Adler)
Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn’t. (Chief Dan George ‘Little Big Man’)
Cosmetics are a boon, but a girl’s best beauty aid is still a short-sighted man. (Yoko Ono)
be glad, be good, be brave (Pollyanna)
If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
I will be arguing that reading is just as creative as writing. Although it’s often seen as passive reception, in actual fact it’s part of the process for a lot of people, of self-creation. (Margaret Mahy)
A home without books is like a house without windows.
I dote on me. There is a lot of me, and all so luscious. (Walt Whitman)
I love lists and sometimes, at the start of a job, I’ll put things on the list that I’ve already done, just so I can draw a nice ‘done’ line through them.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference… and the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. (Elie Wiesel)
What difference does it make if the thing you’re scared of is real or not? (Toni Morrison)
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
I’ve always had a love of history, of long-ago times and faraway places.
Ah, there is nothing like staying home for real comfort. (Jane Austin)
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the colour purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. (Alice Walker: The Colour Purple)
There must be more to life than having everything. (Maurice Sendak)
A little bit added to what you’ve already got gives you a little bit more. (PG Wodehouse)
All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you. (Gandalf)
Constant practise devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill (Cicero)