What Are Your Favorite Quotes?

Beware of Internet ‘quotes’. “All I know is what I see on the Internet.” An actual quote from Donald Trump. Really.

It’s Mother’s Day as I write this, so I’m staying away from Facebook’s 74 billion identical posts about Mom. (Don’t hate me. It’s not the sentiment, it’s the volume.)

And it’s Sunday here, so I’m taking the day to read and recharge (and do some work in the yard later). I find that reading widely and accidentally gets my subconscious working for later.

If this sounds at all familiar to you, and you have a favorite quote or two to share, would you leave it in the comments section for others to find? Please include the source, in case others want to read more. It can be whatever moves you, or has been important to you.

Now, that wheelbarrow isn’t going to fill itself with mulch. See you next week. But first, here’s one I found today, from Gabriel García Márquez:

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

From “One Hundred Years of Solitude”— a novel that some argue contains the most beautiful opening sentence of all time.

See you next week.



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7 Replies to “What Are Your Favorite Quotes?”

  1. Many crossed my mind but then I realized I had a new one to add to my collection. Comes from your post and just so happens to be exactly what I’m trying to do right now …

    “I find that reading widely and accidentally gets my subconscious working for later.” – HemmingPlay

    Further proof to me that any and all reading is serendipitous. All it takes is an open mind.


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  2. Love this. Especially in writing mystery stories.

    “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
    -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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  3. Also from Gabito Márquez, for the young writers out there:
    “If I had to give a young writer some advice I would say to write about something that has happened to him; it’s always easy to tell whether a writer is writing about something that has happened to him or something he has read or been told.” — The Art of Fiction

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  4. For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Happy Sunday.

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