“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
“If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.”
— J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
Submitted to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
― Lao Tzu
“One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.”
― John Milton, Comus
We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.
— Brad Meltzer
Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
“There are subtle truths buried in every make-believe. You never know where you might find one.”
― Shari Arnold, Neverland
When was the last time you laid on your belly in the grass and explored the individual blades? When was the last time you looked at people that way?
“To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it’s hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.”
― Simone de Beauvoir, Prime of Life