Posted 3/9/2020 1:10 PM (GMT -6)
This is Part II of quotes from literature.
As noted several weeks ago in the first part of these quotes, located a number of posts below this one, PA Grandma, Joyce, use to post on this Depression forum, and for awhile did a column of jokes and words of wisdom. Her last column was 5/1/2018 before she passed away not long after that.
For about a week, I wrote her column for her, which consisted largely of sayings. I recently came across some quotes from literature which reminded me of those sayings, and reminded me of Joyce. I thought I would pass these along.
Again, these are quotes from literature.
1. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” —J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2. "All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
— J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
3. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
4. “He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
5. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
—John Steinbeck, East of Eden
6. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
—Bram Stroker, Dracula
7. "Only connect."
— E. M. Foster, Howard's End
8. “Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
9. The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
"We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories."
10. Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy
"It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it."
11. The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
12. Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”