Posts Tagged: Quote

Rainer Maria Rilke on memories, nights, love #quote

I just need to say:   Rainer Maria Rilke And you thought old German poets were boring. Also, there’s more to that quote, but cutting it off THERE is perfect for today. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? ¬†ūüíē¬†SIGN UP FOR

Rainer Maria Rilke on memories, nights, love #quote

I just need to say:   Rainer Maria Rilke And you thought old German poets were boring. Also, there’s more to that quote, but cutting it off THERE is perfect for today. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? ¬†ūüíē¬†SIGN UP FOR

Anne Lamott on discipline (not that kind) (well, sort of) (where’s my whip) #quote

I am a big believer in the value of applied discipline, as is my heroine, Anne Lamott:   Discipline,¬†I¬†have¬†learned,¬†leads¬†to¬†freedom, and¬†there¬†is¬†meaning in¬†freedom. Anne Lamott Anne Lamott, of course, is the author Bird by Bird, which is among the very few books

Anne Lamott on discipline (not that kind) (well, sort of) (where’s my whip) #quote

I am a big believer in the value of applied discipline, as is my heroine, Anne Lamott:   Discipline,¬†I¬†have¬†learned,¬†leads¬†to¬†freedom, and¬†there¬†is¬†meaning in¬†freedom. Anne Lamott Anne Lamott, of course, is the author Bird by Bird, which is among the very few books

Pierre Berton on pornographers #quote

All you need to know about adjectives, from the granddaddy of Canadian literature: The¬†worst¬†offenders¬†are¬†the¬†pornographers¬†who¬†have¬†never¬†met¬†an¬†adjective¬†they¬†did¬†not¬†like. Pierre Berton And let’s not get started on adverbs. Oooh. Unless we’re talking about these adverbs: Daniel Handler’s Adverbs are (is?) good and you should read

Pierre Berton on pornographers #quote

All you need to know about adjectives, from the granddaddy of Canadian literature: The¬†worst¬†offenders¬†are¬†the¬†pornographers¬†who¬†have¬†never¬†met¬†an¬†adjective¬†they¬†did¬†not¬†like. Pierre Berton And let’s not get started on adverbs. Oooh. Unless we’re talking about these adverbs: Daniel Handler’s Adverbs are (is?) good and you should read

On finding paradise #quote #curlymytoes #whosaidthat

Yeeessss: Women had found paradise in his arms before now‚ÄĒand told him so, with considerable emphasis and eloquence. He had accepted the assurance cheerfully, because he had not really cared whether they found paradise or only the Champs Elysees, so

On finding paradise #quote #curlymytoes #whosaidthat

Yeeessss: Women had found paradise in his arms before now‚ÄĒand told him so, with considerable emphasis and eloquence. He had accepted the assurance cheerfully, because he had not really cared whether they found paradise or only the Champs Elysees, so

Your anti-Valentine’s Day Quote #gbshaw #quote #whosaidthat #notromantic

Because I hate Valentine’s Day: (But I love you.) ‚ÄúWhen¬†two¬†people¬†are¬†under¬†the¬†influence¬†of¬†the¬†most¬†violent,¬†most¬†insane,¬†most¬†delusive,¬†and¬†most¬†transient¬†of¬†passions,¬†they¬†are¬†required¬†to¬†swear¬†that¬†they¬†will¬†remain¬†in¬†that¬†excited,¬†abnormal, and¬†exhausting¬†condition¬†continuously¬†until¬†death¬†do¬†them¬†part.‚ÄĚ George Bernard Shaw Yeah, so he was a crank, but he had a point. I’m not anti-marriage. Or anti-love. Fuck, I write romance (sort of) novels for a living!

Your anti-Valentine’s Day Quote #gbshaw #quote #whosaidthat #notromantic

Because I hate Valentine’s Day: (But I love you.) ‚ÄúWhen¬†two¬†people¬†are¬†under¬†the¬†influence¬†of¬†the¬†most¬†violent,¬†most¬†insane,¬†most¬†delusive,¬†and¬†most¬†transient¬†of¬†passions,¬†they¬†are¬†required¬†to¬†swear¬†that¬†they¬†will¬†remain¬†in¬†that¬†excited,¬†abnormal, and¬†exhausting¬†condition¬†continuously¬†until¬†death¬†do¬†them¬†part.‚ÄĚ George Bernard Shaw Yeah, so he was a crank, but he had a point. I’m not anti-marriage. Or anti-love. Fuck, I write romance (sort of) novels for a living!

Tim Parks on the life beautiful #quote #whosaidthat #attachment

Yes, for me too: Precisely¬†the¬†problem¬†for¬†me¬†is¬†that¬†life is¬†so¬†so¬†beautiful. I¬†am¬†very¬†attached to¬†it. Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a

Tim Parks on the life beautiful #quote #whosaidthat #attachment

Yes, for me too: Precisely¬†the¬†problem¬†for¬†me¬†is¬†that¬†life is¬†so¬†so¬†beautiful. I¬†am¬†very¬†attached to¬†it. Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How¬†sad,¬†a¬†heart¬†that does¬†not¬†know¬†how¬†to¬†love, that¬†does¬†not¬†know¬†what¬†it¬†is¬†to¬†be¬†drunk¬†with¬†love. If¬†you¬†are¬†not¬†in¬†love,¬†how¬†can¬†you¬†enjoy¬†the¬†blinding¬†light¬†of¬†the¬†sun,¬†the¬†soft¬†light¬†of¬†the¬†moon? Omar¬†Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette //¬†TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS ¬†ūüíē¬†GET A FREE BOOK!¬†ūüíē CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How¬†sad,¬†a¬†heart¬†that does¬†not¬†know¬†how¬†to¬†love, that¬†does¬†not¬†know¬†what¬†it¬†is¬†to¬†be¬†drunk¬†with¬†love. If¬†you¬†are¬†not¬†in¬†love,¬†how¬†can¬†you¬†enjoy¬†the¬†blinding¬†light¬†of¬†the¬†sun,¬†the¬†soft¬†light¬†of¬†the¬†moon? Omar¬†Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette //¬†TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS ¬†ūüíē¬†GET A FREE BOOK!¬†ūüíē CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can‚Äôt you write a book that isn‚Äôt about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren‚Äôt there other things in life? Henri¬†de Jouvenal to¬†Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can‚Äôt you write a book that isn‚Äôt about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren‚Äôt there other things in life? Henri¬†de Jouvenal to¬†Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions: The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com ūüíē¬†GET A FREE BOOK!¬†ūüíē ūüíėBUY TEXT ME, CUPID¬†‚̧ԳŹ  

J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions: The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com ūüíē¬†GET A FREE BOOK!¬†ūüíē ūüíėBUY TEXT ME, CUPID¬†‚̧ԳŹ  

Georgia O’Keefe is thinking of you and doesn’t that make you feel good? #quote #georgiaokeefe

She’s thinking of you, kitten, and so am I: …when I think of you‚ÄĒI think of you rather often‚ÄĒit is always with the wish‚ÄĒa real wish‚ÄĒthat the work is going well‚ÄĒthat nothing interferes ‚ÄĒ Georgia O’Keefe mjanecolette Catch up with

Georgia O’Keefe is thinking of you and doesn’t that make you feel good? #quote #georgiaokeefe

She’s thinking of you, kitten, and so am I: …when I think of you‚ÄĒI think of you rather often‚ÄĒit is always with the wish‚ÄĒa real wish‚ÄĒthat the work is going well‚ÄĒthat nothing interferes ‚ÄĒ Georgia O’Keefe mjanecolette Catch up with

Grateful: Doris Lessing on the essentials #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing Grateful to

Grateful: Doris Lessing on the essentials #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing Grateful to

Olga Broumas on roses

How do you feel about thorns? “She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.” // Olga Broumas That’s all for today. mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM¬†*¬†Twitter¬†*¬†GOODREADS¬†*¬†Facebook¬†*¬†LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com ¬†ūüíē¬†GET A

Olga Broumas on roses

How do you feel about thorns? “She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.” // Olga Broumas That’s all for today. mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM¬†*¬†Twitter¬†*¬†GOODREADS¬†*¬†Facebook¬†*¬†LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com ¬†ūüíē¬†GET A

Rabindranath Tagore on what #memoir really is

“I do not know who has painted the pictures of my life imprinted on my memory. But whoever he is, he is an artist. He does not take up his brush simply to copy everything that happens; he retains or

Rabindranath Tagore on what #memoir really is

“I do not know who has painted the pictures of my life imprinted on my memory. But whoever he is, he is an artist. He does not take up his brush simply to copy everything that happens; he retains or

Simone Weil on how to make use of pain and suffering

  The way to make use of physical pain. When suffering no matter what degree of pain, when almost the entire soul is inwardly crying ‚ÄúMake it stop, I can bear no more,‚ÄĚ a part of the soul, even though

Simone Weil on how to make use of pain and suffering

  The way to make use of physical pain. When suffering no matter what degree of pain, when almost the entire soul is inwardly crying ‚ÄúMake it stop, I can bear no more,‚ÄĚ a part of the soul, even though

Thomas Wolfe on life, life, life

At the moment, these lines really speak to me, because‚Ķ     ¬†‚Äú‚ĶGod is¬†not¬†always in his Heaven, all is¬†not¬†always right with the world. It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but

Thomas Wolfe on life, life, life

At the moment, these lines really speak to me, because‚Ķ     ¬†‚Äú‚ĶGod is¬†not¬†always in his Heaven, all is¬†not¬†always right with the world. It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but

Erica Jong on the writer’s “fuck you” impulse

There is in writing‚ÄĒor any creative work‚ÄĒa kind of fuck-you impulse. Part of the energy comes from sheer rebelliousness. I‚Äôll show you! a writer says. I am not who you think I am. Erica Jong Seducing the Demon You: Hey,

Erica Jong on the writer’s “fuck you” impulse

There is in writing‚ÄĒor any creative work‚ÄĒa kind of fuck-you impulse. Part of the energy comes from sheer rebelliousness. I‚Äôll show you! a writer says. I am not who you think I am. Erica Jong Seducing the Demon You: Hey,

Steve Jobs on being naked… and dead

“Remembering that I‚Äôll be dead soon is the most important tool I‚Äôve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything‚ÄĒall external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure‚ÄĒthose things just fall away

Steve Jobs on being naked… and dead

“Remembering that I‚Äôll be dead soon is the most important tool I‚Äôve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything‚ÄĒall external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure‚ÄĒthose things just fall away

Ana√Įs Nin on writing and tasting life

“We write to taste life twice: in the¬†moment,¬†and in¬†retrospect.” Ana√Įs Nin HIM:¬†Ana√Įs Nin. Again. ME: Yes.¬†The diaries, this time. HIM: Obsess much? ME: A little. No orders this week. Too busy with¬†Ana√Įs. mjc

Ana√Įs Nin on writing and tasting life

“We write to taste life twice: in the¬†moment,¬†and in¬†retrospect.” Ana√Įs Nin HIM:¬†Ana√Įs Nin. Again. ME: Yes.¬†The diaries, this time. HIM: Obsess much? ME: A little. No orders this week. Too busy with¬†Ana√Įs. mjc

Umberto Eco on readers, writers and idiots

“If we think that our reader is an idiot, we should not use rhetorical figures, but if we use them and feel the need to explain them, we are essentially calling the reader an idiot. In turn, he will take

Umberto Eco on readers, writers and idiots

“If we think that our reader is an idiot, we should not use rhetorical figures, but if we use them and feel the need to explain them, we are essentially calling the reader an idiot. In turn, he will take

Colette on the abyss of voluptuaries

Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss. “It’s four o’clock…  At

Colette on the abyss of voluptuaries

Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss. “It’s four o’clock…  At