Favorite Quotes

On Illness:

“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”
― Susan Sontag

“In spite of illness, in spite of even the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things and happy in small ways”                        – Edith Wharton

On Kindness:

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
― Plato

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
― Henry James

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
― Mark Twain

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

On Love:

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
― Elbert Hubbard

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
― William Shakespeare

“I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”
― E.E. Cummings

On Writing:

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”  -Ernest Hemingway

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions” – James Michener

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” – Margaret Atwood


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