Thursday, 11 December 2014

Beautiful sentences

"Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly."
— Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

"Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living."
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

"At the still point, there the dance is."
— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

"You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."
- Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Ones that resonated with me when I stumbled across this link:


Hindsfeet said...

Kim....this utterly floored me.....the same email/link was forwarded to me last night......and I responded to the person with my favorites, which were these.....what a trip that you would post this today, just now......

“The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in all the right order.”
—Toni Morrison, Beloved

“We cross our bridges as we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and the presumption that once our eyes watered.”
—Tom Stoppard

“The half life of love is forever.”
—Junot Diaz

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
—Bram Stroker

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.”
—L. M. Montgomery

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
—Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
—Kurt Vonnegut

“One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
—Cassandra Clare,

Kim Ayres said...

Liz - When you have a list like this, I think on any given day the ones that speak to us would be different - it all depends what is troubling us most at that time...