From Lisa Sonora Blog Post for a journal project
"We come to the world with sealed orders" (Danish Philosopher)-"we never know when something we say, s smile we give or a look we share isn't something that someone will carry with them the rest of their life..." Live Ullmann
You can't make a mistake if you follow your heart. Not if you "have the courage to go where it leads you. There are no wrong decisions, only the consequence of not making any decision at by running away from life instead of toward it."-
Luke, A Highlander Christmas, by Janet Chapman
"She was the widow of the Duke of Dunbarton. 'Expect something, he had taught her, and it is yours.'" Hannah Reed, Duchess of Dunbarton...'A Secret Affair' by Mary Balogh
I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about
that tomorrow. Scarlett O'Hara-'Gone With The Wind'
Wolfgang von Goethe:"A man can stand anything, except a succession
of ordinary days.” ― Jacqueline Winspear, 'A Lesson in Secrets'
A Maisie Dobbs Novel..a Mystery Series set in England after WWI.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you're right." Henry Ford
Don't think about making art, just get it done.
Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad,
whether they love it or hate it.
While they are deciding, make even more art.
"Have you noticed," she asked him, how standing still can sometimes be no different from moving backward? For the whole world moves on and leaves one behind." Gwen to Hugo, page 80
From The Proposal by Mary Balogh
"It seems to be one of the paradoxes of creativity that in order to think originally, we must familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others.” -George Kneller
"It was an opportunity to flip over the Etch A Sketch of my life, give it a good shake, and start again." David Lebovitz from his book My Life in Paris.
"Seek opportunity to swim beyond your own little pond."
Maurice to Maisie Dobbs
"When a mountain appears on the journey, we try to go to the left, then to the right; we try to find the easy way to navigate our way back to the easier path. But the mountain is there to be crossed. It is on that pilgrimage, as we climb higher, we are forced to shed the layers upon layers we have carried for so long. Then we find that our load is lighter and we have come to know something of ourselves in the perilous climb." Kahn to Maisie Dobbs
From Pardonable Lies, Book 3 of the Maisie Dobbs books.
"He wanted to believe the best of everyone. Sadly not everyone wanted to be redeemed." Samuel thinking to himself. From A Duke's Temptation by Jillian Hunter
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not
reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and
try to follow where they lead.” ― Louisa May Alcott
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
Ralph Waldo Emerson