Favourite Quotes

Life is wild and sweet

It is a melody, a shout

a cry from distant forests,

from undiscovered horizons,

in unknown nights

~ unknown


Where there is great love there are always miracles ~ Willa Cather


All that is gold does not glitter

Not all those who wander are lost

The old that is strong does not wither

Deep roots are not reached by the frost

~ J.R.R. Tolkien


…Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves…  ~ Rainer Maria Rilke


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives

~ Annie Dillard


We are not human beings trying to be spiritual.

We are spiritual beings trying to be human.

~ Jacquelyn Small


It is not so much for beauty that the forest makes its claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something – that quality of air, that emanation from old trees – that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


…where I am happiest is where I find that which is next of kin to me, in friends, or trees, or hills, or seas, or beside a flower when I turn back more than once to look into its face. ~ Sarah Orne Jewett


Now is the time of the illuminated woods; they have a sense of sunshine, even on a cloudy day, given by the yellow foliage; every leaf glows like a tiny lamp; one walks through their lighted halls with curious enjoyment. ~ John Burroughs


…it was one of the October days when to breathe the air is like drinking wine, and every touch of the wind against one’s face is a caress: like a quick, sweet kiss, that wind is. You have a sense of companionship; it is a day that loves you. ~ Sarah Orne Jewett