Quotations for Daily Use


"I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen
of meadow-flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun
and wind upon my hair.

I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.

I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.

But all the while I sit and think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door."

Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

" . . . it would affect me much to look that way, with a kind of melancholy mixed with sweetness." Jonathan Edwards - (170358), US cleric and theologian.

"Memories don't rest in our brains, which are apt to record the details wrong anyway, but in our hearts." Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen in Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2

"No day is over if it makes a memory." (taken from a greeting card)

" . . . that many great events arise from little causes and that as relates to the real motives and moving causes of public measures, history knows about as much of the past as she does of the future." James K. Paulding, (August 22, 1778 April 6, 1860) American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy

" . . . that the camera is a fine device for the remembrance of things passing." Owen Edwards (Photographer?)

"Time endears but cannot fade the memories that love has made." Unknown

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese, 9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator.

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