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

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

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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

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

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

~ Annie Dillard

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We are not human beings trying to be spiritual.

We are spiritual beings trying to be human.

~ Jacquelyn Small

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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

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…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

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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

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…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