Most days I’ll be sharing some of the quotes that have inspired me, made me smile or just made me think.
Classic Quotes #55
Arthur Conan Doyle
LLife is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence.
~ Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit
~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
~ George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.
~ G.K. Chesterton, What I Saw in America
Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early early bird-
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.
~ Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein