Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Favorite Quotes

"Our plans and designs should be so perfect in truth and beauty, that in touching them the world can only mar."
- Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

"I will wade out
till my thighs are steeped 
in burning flowers.
I will take in the sun
in my mouth,
with closes eyes."
- e.e cummings, I Will Wade Out

"The loneliest moment in someone's life s when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly." 
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.  

"The old church tower and garden wall
Are black with autumn rain,
And dreary winds foreboding call
The darkness down again."
-Emily Bronte, The Old Church Tower. 

"Then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by, she was in love, but not in love with someone, or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring."
- r.m. drake

"We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruit:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"
-Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market.

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to that I have ever known."
- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. 

"The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed."
- Charlotte Bronte, Evening Solace.

"Love, she believed, had to come, suddenly, with a great clap of thunder and a lightening flash, a tempest from heaven that falls upon your life, like a devastation, scatters your ideas like leaves and hurts your very soul into the abyss."
- Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary. 

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
- Anne Bradstreet

"Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins...are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him."
- Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray. 

"Once a person knows a kiss and a kind word, you can't blame him for never wanting to live without them again."
- Robert James Walker

Hello// As a lover of all things books and poetry, you've got to know I am a collector of quotes and beautiful words. I have a notebook full of gorgeous writings and I derided to share some with you today. I would highly suggest keeping a collection of quotes, they're such a great source of inspiration. If you would like to see some more of my favorites, let me know. I would love to share them.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

With love,



  1. I love all of these quotes, Elizabeth! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

  2. Thank you for sharing these quotes. They're all so beautifully written by beautiful people. Honestly, sometimes I think blogs are the best places to find quotes worth copying into my diary.

    The Life of Little Me

    1. Yeah, of course! And I totally agree with you there.

  3. Oh, I love quotes so much. I need to update my quote journal.

  4. found some sweet treasures here. love these. <3 three of mine are:

    the thing you are most
    afraid to write,

    write that.


    Life grows lovely where you are. -Mathilde Blind


    So tie me to the mast of this old ship and point me home
    Before I lose the one I love, before my chance is gone (Ulysses - Josh Garrels)

  5. These spark a fancy in my creative heart that bring me to the world of imagination and yet also shines a bright light in the world where I type a quick comment on a blog during a crazy, crazy day. Thank you for posting, because quotes are always fabulous!

    1. Oh of course, I'm glad they brought you some inspiration in this crazy world of ours.

  6. Writing quotes within my notebook are my favorite-- thank you for introducing me to these! <3

    xoxo Morning

    1. Same girl, same! I'm glad you enjoyed them :)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous quotes, I find reading them so peaceful and inspiring; I should definitely start collecting quotes! Beautiful photos to accompany them as well.

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I already love it:)


    1. Oh goody, I'm glad :) And thank you!

  8. These are gorgeous. I love that Great Gatsby one and the e.e. cummings poem too!! I do collect quotes on goodreads, but I seriously dream of making like a prettified notebook of them someday?! QUOTES ARE LIFE.

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. The Great Gatsby is so quotable, I adore that book. And you totally should, there is nothing better than writing down beautiful words and carrying around a notebook to inspire you whenever.


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