Nina Joan

Category: Quote

| wilderness and wet |


| What would the world be, once bereft 

Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,

O let them be left, wildness and wet,

Long live the weeds and the wildness yet |

~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid

| then followed that beautiful season… summer…|


Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape

Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

| that freedom bold |


| how does the meadow flower its bloom unfold? because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold | 

~William Wordsworth 

| here is the world | 


| here is the world. beautiful and terrible things will happen. don’t be afraid|

~Frederick Buechner

| to autumn | 


| season of mists and mellow fruitfulness | 

To Autumn by John Keats 

| sometimes things must fade | 


| do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again | ~ unknown 

| there is a path |

  

although it may not be seen from the valley. over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley 

~ Theodore Roethke

| to watch a sunset | 

  
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream

~ Bern Williams

| things that matter | 

  
| Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter |

 ~ Martin Luther King Jnr

| o radiant morning | 

  

| o radiant morning | ~ William Blake 

| and the new sun rose bringing the new year | 


 | and the new sun rose bringing the new year | 

Tennyson 

| those who will risk | 

  
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

~T. S. Eliot

| in search of undiscovered skies |

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| in search of undiscovered skies |

~ Henry Kendall

| the road goes ever on and on |

  
| The Road goes ever on and on,

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can |

~ J. R. R. Tolkien

| art, the silent one, speaks volumes |

  

| Art, the silent one, speaks volumes|

~ Laurel Gasque

 

the wings of angels

  

| the wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people| ~ Eric Honeycutt

|thoughts come clearly when one walks |

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|thoughts come clearly when one walks |

~ Thomas Mann

| there is peace even in the storm |

 
| there is peace even in the storm |

~ Vincent van Gogh

| great things are done when men and mountains meet |

  
 | great things are done when men and mountains meet |

~ William Blake

| all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us |

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| all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us |

J. R. R. Tolkien

| she is made up of depths even the ocean couldn’t fathom |

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| she is made up of depths even the ocean couldn’t fathom |

Jessica Katoff

| these are the days that must happen to you |

 
| These are the days that must happen to you |

~ Walt Whitman

 with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

| With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. |
Eleanor Roosevelt

|I am glad to be alive in you |

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| ‘Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’ |


 L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 

long live the weeds and the wildness yet

 
| What would the world be, once bereft

Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,

O let them be left, wildness and wet,

Long live the weeds and the wildness yet. |

~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

o, sunlight! the most precious gold to be found on earth

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O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth

~Roman Payne

so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the safe harbor.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore.

Dream.

Discover.

~ Mark Twain

towered cities please us then

 
| towered cities please us then,
and the busy hum of men |

– John Milton

one touch of nature makes the whole world kin

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| one touch of nature makes the whole world kin |

~ William Shakespeare

‘never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful’

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It is breathtaking how much the soul can be filled by the beauty of a simple rose. I happened upon this pale, yellow rose in my Mother’s rose garden. The simple surprise of finding this beautiful flower filled my soul with such beauty and it eased the heaviness I felt about life. Life often brings some ugly moments when your mind and soul are weighed down by the burdens of life. A simple rose became a reminder to pause and reflect on my perspective toward life’s circumstances and rather than being weighed down by life, endeavour to find the beauty in the simple things, the everyday happenings of life.

~Nina Joan

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful;

for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.

Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,

and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

the earth has music for those who listen

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‘The earth has music for those who listen.’

~ George Santayana

the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown

 

“… the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown …”

~ John Keats

a drop in the ocean

  

 

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”

~ Mother Teresa

 

rather than turn a new leaf

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“Rather than turning over a new leaf, prune your tree so that new leaves continue to blossom”

~Feroz Bham

‘I must have flowers, always, and always’

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‘I must have flowers, always, and always’

~ Claude Monet

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