Favorite Quotes I

I collect quotations in a variety of places. When reading a print book, I often note or write out favorite passages on the inside cover. I also save quotes to Google Keep. Finally, I frequently add interesting quotes to my planner notebook.

The ten quotes below come from a variety of sources, including books, blog posts, and other media.

If you have a good meal set in front of you, you can analyze it or you can eat it.

Eric Carle, Artist

I’m not concerned with facts when they interfere with my beliefs.

Agnes Van Rhijn, Character on HBO’s Gilded Age

I always imagined that Paradise would be some kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges, Author

Sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary.

Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court

Writing is the only way we can reach through time and be heard as clearly as we are today.

Nathaniel George, Author

If we give smiles, they will be returned to us.


Everyone in the world, if there is a road and a river, there is always a bridge.

Mitsumassa Anno, Artist, speaking of archetypes in story

If you look at a sky full of stars, you can’t make sense of it. If you take a few stars, and link them together and make a constellation, now you’ve got a cool picture of a bear.

Neil Stevenson, IDEO design and studio leader

When looking for a book, you may discover that you were, in fact, looking for the book next to it.

Robert Calasso, Author

Press with determination in the right direction, and circumstances will be your helpers.

Ellen G. White, Author

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