Category: Quotes

Feb 11

February 11th Birthday Love: Elsa Beskow

Elsa Beskow was a prolific Swedish author and illustrator of children’s books, with over 40 published books written and illustrated by her. She was best known for Peter in Blueberry Land; Children of the Forest; The Sun Egg; Tale of the Little Little Old Woman; and Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender. Here’s a poem and illustration by Elsa Beskow …

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Feb 06

Peace

“The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.” -Eckhart Tolle

Jan 30

“Snow Was Falling So Much Like Stars”

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” – Mary Oliver  

Jan 17

“The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive.”

“The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn’t subdue you and make you feel abject. It’s stimulating loneliness.” -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Jan 10

Anaïs Nin – “I Must Be a Mermaid”

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” -Anaïs Nin

Nov 10

Poem: “The Rain to the Wind”

  The rain to the wind said, You push and I’ll pelt. They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. -Robert Frost  

Nov 09

Walt Whitman: The Sea

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? – Walt Whitman  

Nov 08

November Sky

  The wild gander leads his flock through the cool night, Ya-honk! he says, and sounds it down to me like an invitation: The pert may suppose it meaningless, but I listen closer, I find its purpose and place up there toward the November sky. – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855, I Celebrate Myself, …

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Nov 04

“Leaves” by Elsie N. Brady

“How silently they tumble down And come to rest upon the ground To lay a carpet, rich and rare, Beneath the trees without a care, Content to sleep, their work well done, Colors gleaming in the sun. At other times, they wildly fly Until they nearly reach the sky. Twisting, turning through the air Till …

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Oct 23

Our 10 Top Quotes From “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without those Charlie Brown classics, so today we’re celebrating our favorite quotes from the wonderfully philosophical Charles M. Schulz’s It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Linus: Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this …

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