“There were hints of sunrise on the rim of the sky, yet it was still dark, and the traces of morning color were like goldfish swimming in ink.”― Truman Capote, The Muses Are Heard
“I imagined the wind moving through all these places, and many more like them: places that were separated from one another by roads and housing, fences and shopping-centres, street-lights and cities, but that were joined across space at that time by their wildness in the wind. We are fallen in mostly broken pieces, I thought, but the wild can still return us to ourselves.”― Robert Macfarlane, The Wild Places
“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.”― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories
“We all commit our crimes. The thing is to not lie about them — to try to understand what you have done, why you have done it. That way, you can begin to forgive yourself. That’s very important. If you don’t forgive yourself you’ll never be able to forgive anybody else and you’ll go on committing the same crimes forever.”― James Baldwin, Another Country
“All the bright precious things fade so fast, and they don’t come back.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“At their very feet had been the river. The boat came breasting out of the mist, and in they stepped. All new things in life were meant to come like that.”― Eudora Welty, The Optimist’s Daughter
“The average personality re-shapes frequently, every few years even our bodies undergo a complete overhaul-desirable or not, it is a natural thing that we should change.”― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories
“Oh! The long, long walks, way into the nights!–in the afterhours—sometimes lasting till two or three in the morning! The air, the stars, the moon, the water—what a fullness of inspiration they imparted!–what exhilaration! And there were the detours, too—wanderings off into the country out of the beaten path: I remember one place in Maryland in particular to which we would go. How splendid, above all, was the moon—the full moon, the half moon: and then the wonder, the delight, of the silences.”― Walt Whitman
“Life need not be easy, provided only that it is not empty.”― Lise Meitner (1878-1968), physicist
Happy Midweek, everyone. The above was created for Marsha Ingrao’s Always Write: Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge (#WQWWC).
This week’s theme: Change.
I invite you to accent your own post with a quotation or two that evokes a sense of change for you.
Here is further information on How to Participate in the Wednesday Writers Challenge.
Last week, Yvette of Priorhouse Blog hosted for #WQWWC. Here is Yvette’s wonderful post on persistence.
Thank you for drizzling by,
Autty, Thanks so much for hosting #WQWWC this week. Those are some very heavy quotes and some difficult sharing as well. Being there for siblings is sometimes hard work for everyone, but you have had an especially difficult time of it. You’ve tried to be sister and mom. As much as he hurts your heart, ultimately he has to take responsibility for himself. And you have to be free to make your way in the world. In the time I’ve known you, you have made progress on that change in your life. Grab 2021 with gusto, my friend. Lots of love and hugs.
Daring to become a person again has been the thing that takes such work. But I’ve always enjoyed hard work. 😉 Thanks for sharing with me, Marsha, and inviting me to host. And thank you so much for the kind, encouraging words.
Growing into ourselves and finding out who we are is a life-long task for all of us. Still learning here!
May the learning never end! 😉
Still nowhere near the articulation I’d like, what I’m looking for remains hidden in the fog somewhere. Did you know this began as a post about the life cycle of stars? All those dramatic changes…but it felt like vacuous, bloviating blather and I found myself stumbling back into this sort of thing again. Which feels like trite post-adolescent bloviating blather. HAHA. Which shall have to do. Still pawing, pawing. 😉 Cheers
Well, happy bloviating, I always say. 🙂
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Thank you to Autumn Jade for hosting week #8 of #WQWWC. This week’s topic is “change.” Be sure to ping back to her post so we can find you.
Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections said:
Hi Jade …. Here’s mine. https://beachwalkreflections.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/30-changes/
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Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections said:
A strong share to accompany the photos. Well done, AJ … and thanks for hosting.
Thank you Frank. A rare cloudy day gave me that soft diffusion of light I love so much. Wonderful day for courting images out in the boondocks. If only I had a recording of the ambient sound of gunfire in the distance- a man was teaching his daughter how to shoot a .22. That really cast a certain feeling as I was “shooting” myself 😉 Enough babbling. Thanks for commenting, contributing, and for drizzling by, dear Frank. 😉 Cheers- aj
Stunning photos, great style!
Thank you so much!! 😀
I enjoyed these quotes. I know some of them, but some I don’t. I think I need to read Breakfast at Tiffaney.
Capote was one of the first writers to really beguile me. His vivid, fine-tailored style just crackles- he can capture the vital essence of a character in a mere sentence, it’s just potent…ugh and the sparkling humor and lucidity. Could he write…I love to revisit him time and again. Thanks for drizzling by. Happy weekend, and happy reading 😉 Cheers- aj
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Johnny Crabcakes said:
Loved this. I’m a huge fan of quotes. They so often send my mind spinning off to new and exciting places. The Baldwin quote hits particularly close. So needed at this time. I needed to read that.
Ahoy Johnny Crabcakes. Me too. Very potent words by Baldwin. Glad it resonated with you too. Thanks for drizzling by 😉 -Autumn Jade
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A profound reflection! I enjoyed the post and the following discussion!🤗🤗🤗
Too many grins to count, my friend, so happy you visited. Just enjoyed the latest resplendent array on your blog- sublime, as always. Hope you’re enjoying a fine week so far, Rebecca Budd. All the best- autumn jade
I always look forward to your posts! Sending hugs!
Lisa Bradshaw said:
I love walking way into the night.. not allowed because of 18h00/19h00 curfew.. ;-(
That’s dastardly, Lisa. 😦
Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a good week full of beautiful walks wherever possible- especially as dawn begins to smolder across the sky. Your photos of this are sublime.
All the best- Autumn Jade
These are excellent quotes. Thank you for following my blog.
Oh, the Places We See said:
Your marvelous photography coupled with the best quotes makes me appreciate all you put into this blog. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. We look forward to seeing more of your lovely, thought-provoking posts.
Dalo 2013 said:
Another series of quotes, and your photography is something special – very special. Your second shot not only appealed to me, but the quote below introduced me to Robert Macfarlane, and I’ll have to check out his book The Wild Places. Thank you, and enjoy the day.