Aldous Huxley says:

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.


Katherine Anne Porter says:

katherineanneporter“It is my firm belief that all our lives we are preparing to be somebody or something, even if we don’t do it consciously.

And the time comes one morning when you wake up and find that you have become irrevocably
what you were preparing all this time to be. “


Sylvia Plath says:

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“I wonder why I don’t go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.”


P.G. Wodehouse says:


“I’m not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it’s Shakespeare who says that it’s always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.” 


Emmanuelle de Maupassant Says:

a1“Drink the sun’s warmth
and the moon’s icy glitter

and taste that which the dead
and the yet-to-be-born cannot:

— the potency of this world.”  


Cervantes says:


“… he who’s down one day
can be up the next,

unless he really wants
to stay in bed, that is…”