Things Said…

A lot happens to those who believe a lot.”
-Maerkish farmer’s wife (quoted in Hans-Peter Duerr)

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take.”
-Joseph Campbell

“I had time… to reflect on the oddity of sitting on a rock in a Scottish pool, listening to Gaelic love songs with a large dead fish in my lap… I was enjoying myself very much indeed.” 
– Diana Gabaldon in Outlander                         

“Until that moment I’d thought I could have it both ways: to be one of them, and also my husband’s wife. What conceit! I was his instrument, his animal. Nothing more. How we wives and mothers do perish at the hands of our own righteousness. I was just one of those women who clamp their mouths shut and wave the flag as their nation rolls off to conquer another in war. Guilty or innocent, they have everything to lose. They are what there is to lose. A wife is the earth itself, changing hands, bearing scars.
– Barbara Kingsolver in Poisonwood Bible


1 thought on “Things Said…”

  1. I love the quote by Cicero above. Great one! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

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