Updated the Quotebook!

Although I’ve failed to write on the blog in any manner recently, I have not failed in continuously collecting quotes from all aspects of life and writing them down in the monstrosity that is my hardcopy planner…so today I’m back to the blog and have finally brought these words to the digital world! Here are the specific quotes I’ve added and Here is a link to the entire quotebook page!

Be a fruitloop in a world of cheerios!

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit it-Greek Proverb

“I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”-Galileo

“Everything will be ok in the end.  if it’s not ok, it’s not the end.”-Unknown

From Books

“In so many things he is rough and ornery, but in ways of our family, he is always so gentle it is like I am married to two different men.  I love them both and need them equally”-These Is My Words

There’s no app for a bourbon buzz on a warm day in a cool, dark bar.  The world will always want a drink”-Gone Girl

They have no harsh edges with each other, no spiny conflicts, they ride through life like conjoined jellyfish-expanding and contracting instinctively, filling each other’s spaces liquidly.  Making it look easy, the soul-mate thing”-Gone Girl

“We were the first human beings who would never see anything for the first time.  We stare at the wonders of the world, dull-eyed, underwhelmed.  Mona Lisa, the Pyramids, the Empire State Building.  Jungle animals on attack, ancient icebergs collapsing, volcanoes erupting.  I can’t recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn’t immediately reference to a movie or TV show…It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters…”-Gone Girl

“How much sweeter life would be if it all happened in reverse, if, after decades of disapointments, you finally arrived at an age when you had conceded nothing, when everything was possible.”-The Age of Miracles

But doesn’t every previous era feel like fiction once it’s gone?  After a while, certain vestigial sayings are all that remain.  Decades after the invention of the automobile, for instance, we continue to warn each other not to put the cart before the horse.  So, too, we do still have daydreams and nightmares, and the early-morning clock hours are still known colloquially (if increasingly mysteriously) as the crack of dawn.  Similarly, even as they grew apart, my parents never stopped calling each other sweetheart.”-The Age of Miracles

“Did you know that each peaceful, natural death at age eighty-one is a tragedy without compare? Everyday people, individuals…fall facedown on the battlefield, never to get up again.  Never to exist again.  These are complex personalities, their cerebral cortexes shimmering with floating worlds, universes that would have floored our sheep-herding, fig-eating, analog ancesors.  These folks are minor deities, vessels of love, life-givers, unsung geniuses, gods of the forge getting up at six-fifteen in the morning to fire up the coffeemaker, mouthing silent prayers that they will life to see the next day and the one after that and then…Nullified”Super Sad True Love Story

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