Commonplace Book 34

They’ve swallowed up a whole continent, but people who have a taste for freedom aren’t easily conquered. –  The bark of the Bog Owl ~ Jonathan Rogers   Ten years of peace and leisure. In our comfort, we have forgotten that virtue is hard. In our wealth, we have forgotten that freedom is expensive.  –  The bark…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 34

Commonplace Book 33

Look back, Worry forward and anyone can become unstable. – Benedict Cumberbatch   One may smile and smile and yet be a villain. – Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare   There is nothing food nor bad but thinking makes it so. – Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare   Words without thought, to heaven, never go. – Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare  …… Continue reading Commonplace Book 33

Commonplace Book 32

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle the other is as though everything is a miracle – Albert Einstein   It is one of the blessings of an old friend that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Friendship is the…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 32

Commonplace Book 31

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. – Mary Bly   There is something about the presence of a cat that seems to take the bite out of being alone. – Louise J Camut   Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 31

Commonplace Book 30

Nature is the art of God – Ralph Waldo Emerson   To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or a spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. – Helen Keller   And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 30

Commonplace Book 29

Love’s not love when it stands aloof from th’ entire point. Will you have her? She is herself a dowry. – King Lear ~ William Shakespeare   I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything than live in a castle and wonder at nothing. – Joan Winmill Brown       You can’t shake…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 29

Commonplace Book 28

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou   No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writers, no surprise for the readers. – Robert Frost   There’s always room for…… Continue reading Commonplace Book 28