Just a selection of quotes, poems and lines I’ve come across in all sorts of places. Feel free to send me any you favour!

 

The imageecclectic collection

“Live your life by your own definition.”
(Mona Lisa film)

“My body has become a museum.”
(Jane Austen Book club)

“Writing is the creation of magic by words.”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”
(Ecclesiastes)

“Escape the insult of an ordinary fate”
(Goethe)

“Your big opportunity might be right where you are now.”

“One is not born a woman, one becomes one.”
(Simone de Beauvoir)

“What you are is Gods gift to you. What you make of yourself, is your gift to God.”

“I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness as it shows me the stars.”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined.”
(Thoreau)

“A season of the soul and a landscape of the mind.”
(Thoreau)

 

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Irish Blessings

May the road rise to meet you
May the rain fall softly upon your field
May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face.

May joy and laughter light your days
May good and faithful friends be yours
May love bloom and until we meet again,
May all life’s passing seasons guide your way.

 

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

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The Travel Collection

“Different places on the face of the earth have different vital effluence, different vibration, different polarity with different stars: call it what you like, but the spirit of place is a great reality. — D.H. Lawrence”

“Take a detour from ordinary life: step aside from the world once in a while, in order to understand it better.” (Martin Gray, Sacred Europe)

“Travelling is about moments suspended in time.”

“Every sacred place you really felt and remembered, is like a pot of gold. When you are grey, old and ugly you can go back and dig them all up.”

“Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn
A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
This is the best season of your life.”
(Wu-men)

“Take a momentum from every journey. Where does it begin or do you not even notice it in the beginning?”

“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
(Lao Tzu)

“Not all wanderers are aimless.”

“If you can believe that any sign or person you meet on the road is a clue and are willing to face to some uncomfortable truths about yourself, you will eventually find your own path.”

 

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Wonderful W.B. Yeats
(Cloths of Heaven)
“Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
― W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds 1899

 

“There is another world, but it is in this one.”
– W.B. Yeats

Hearts are not to be had as a gift, hearts are to be earned.”
― W.B. Yeats

“Come as a guest, leave as a friend.”
W.B. Yeats

“The things a man has heard and seen are threads of life, and if he pull them carefully from the confused distaff of memory, any who will can weave them into whatever garments of belief please them best. I too have woven my garment like another, but I shall try to keep warm in it, and shall be well content if it do not unbecome me.”
― W.B. Yeats

 

When one gets quiet, then something wakes up inside one, something happy and quiet like the stars.”
― W.B. Yeats

 

“Hearts with one purpose alone/Through summer and winter seem/Enchanted to a stone/To trouble the living stream.”
― W.B. Yeats

 

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.”
– W.B. Yeats

“People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.”
– W.B. Yeats

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― W.B. Yeats

 

“Benighted travellers
From markets and from fairs
Have seen his midnight candle glimmering.
The river rises and sinks again;
One hears the rumble of far below
Under its rocky hole.
What Median, Persian, Babylonian
In reverie, or in vision, saw
Symbols of the soul.”
Verses from The Tower by W. B. Yeats.

 

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