Friday, 21 September 2012

favourite quotes...

In an earlier post,  I introduced you to a quote from e.e. cummings that had been a part of my life since I first discovered it in 1968.  At the time, I mentioned I would post a more recent quote that I had kept in one of my "five boxes of life" and here it is.

I came across this quote in a Victoria magazine sometime in the 90's.  That magazine was one of the several I had to wean myself off of....bit of a magazine addiction back in the day.  Probably the least offensive of others I can think of...another post perhaps!!!

This particular quote is from Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and parallelled the sentiment of my previous quote with the message of living the life you love.  Marjorie was a pretty spectacular woman and you should check out her bio here.  Sorry, you'll have to cut and paste.

"It is more important to live the life one wishes to live, and to go down with it if necessary, quite contentedly, than to live more profitably but less happily."

This certainly reflects major life decisions that she made for herself and I like it too:)))

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