Here is the third set of quotes from literature.
It follows in the line of Joyce’s (PaGrandma’s) column that was on this forum and which consisted of jokes and witticisms.
I filled in for her for a week and my columns had a lot of sayings in them. So when I saw some quotes from literature recently, it reminded me of those sayings, and of Joyce’s column, and of Joyce.
On 7-25-2016, one of Joyce’s entries was: “You never know what you have.....
.....until you clean your room.”
She worked for a time as a radio announcer in Manhattan, according to an obit sent in to this forum by one of her sons. Her career as an artist included magazine and book illustration, commercial art, and sculpture, the obit noted.
Her last column was on May 1, 2018. She passed away Dec. 19, 2018, at 83, according to her obit.
These items from literature are in the spirit of Joyce:
1. The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Author: Oscar Wilde
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
Author: Mary Shelley
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
Author: Sebastian Faulks
"I know. I was there. I saw the great void in your soul, and you saw mine."
Author: George Eliot
“We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back the tears and look a little pale about
the lips, and in answer to inquiries say, “Oh, nothing!” Pride helps; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our hurts— not to hurt others.”
Author: Toni Morrison
“You are your best thing”
6. Breakfast At Tiffany's
Author: Truman Capote
“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
7. Snow Falling On Cedars
Author: David Guterson
“None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.”
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 3/21/2020 8:16:29 PM (GMT-6)