Wild & Precious Life

a collection of beautiful words…..

TS Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

Tennessee Williams

It is this continual rush of time, so violent that it appears to be screaming, that deprives our actual lives of so much dignity and meaning.

Oscar Wilde

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

James Matthew Barrie

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

Henry Wadworth Longfellow

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

Elbert Hubbard

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

Albert Einstein

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.

EE Cummings

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

Excerpt from American Beauty by Alan Ball

it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst…

…and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life…

You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry…
You will someday.

 

Excerpt from Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.