This could be a fatal page as I am a ‘quote hoarder’ –
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Be the reason someone smiles today
Not all those who wander are lost;
J. R. R. Tolkien (From a poem in The Lord of the Rings)
Paper is starting to feel like a Luddite affectation, on par with mustache wax or making your own yogurt.
Jacob Mikanowski (From an article in the LA Review of Books; Papyralysis.)
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss (From I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor (sic) Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetime the nation’s need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 Arbor (sic) Day Message
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.