Thursday, September 9, 2010

Living in color, part trois.

If you missed the first two (some of my favorites), go here, and here.  Have an amazing day September day.  Life just feels good today.  Doors open and close constantly, and we have to know that there's a reason, and awesome lesson. :)

"All the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, 
all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil,
all of them were together was the world.
All of them together was the stream of events,
the music of life."

"I am interested in madness.
I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race,
and the most constant."
-William Saroyan
"The creative is the place
where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your imagination.
What you'll discover is wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself."
-Alan Alda

"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, 
stardust swirling and dancing 
in the eddies and whirlpools 
of infinity....."
-Paulo Coelho

"There was a star riding through clouds one night, 
and I said to the star,
 'Consume me'."
-Virginia Woolfe

"I'm so glad you're here.
 It helps me realize how beautiful my world is."

"Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to library cards, absinthe, and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies, and first kisses.... 
and to the "good life" whatever it is,
 and wherever it happens to be."
-Hunter S. Thompson

"But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul.
  It is a lovely and 
unique thing in the universe.
How it is attacked but never destroyed."
-John Steinback

"You're not the breath I breathe, 
just the sweet scent that I enjoy.
You're not the sights I see,
 just the most beautiful of them.
You're not the water I drink, 
just the flavor that makes it taste so good.
You're not the ground I walk on,
 just the partner I sometimes lean on.
You're not the blood in my veins, 
just what makes it burn so sweetly.
You're not my life, 
just the one I want to spend it with.
 You're not my world. 
 You're just the best thing in it." 

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves in the strength that 
will endure as long as life lasts.  
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
-Rachel Carlson
"I have sea foam in my veins, 
for I understand
the language of waves."
-Le Testament d'Orphee
"I have been and still am a seeker,
but have ceased to question stars and books;
I have begun to listen to the teachings
my blood whispers to me."
-Hermann Hesse

"You can't stop time.  
You can't capture light.
  You can only turn your face up, 
and let it rain down."
-Agatha Christie

"Colbolt as the midnight sky,
when day has gone without a trace,
we lie in each other's arms
eyes shut and fingers open,
and all the colors of the world
pass through our bodies
like strings of fire."
-Marge Piercey

"There's always going to be bad stuff out there.  
But here's the thing- light triumphs 
darkness every time.
You can stick a candle into the dark,
 but you can't stick dark into the light.
-Jodi Piccoult


  1. i love, love, love that you spelled Virginia Woolfe with two o's and an e on the end cause that's how my name is spelled truly and the real miss v. woolf is only two o's and no e -- but because my middle name is Virginia and my last name is Woolfe, i am forever asked if i am some relation to her, but i am not, nope, not at all.

    and good for you Victoria, good for you finding such power in the opening and closing of doors!

  2. I can't even think of something to type here because that post was so inspiringly beautiful.