Quaint Quotations with Illustrations

The windows of my soul I throwWide open to the sun.[John Greenleaf Whittier]

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
[John Greenleaf Whittier]

"Saudade"

"Saudade"

Who has seen the wind?Neither you nor IBut when the trees bow down their headsThe wind is passing by [Christina Rossetti; Who has seen the wind]

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by [Christina Rossetti; Who has seen the wind]

The chill air on his face, the full moon low on the horizon, and the call of a curlew across the high fields, he was happy not to think, and just to be. [Jo Baker; Longbourn]

“Earth laughs in flowers.”

—   Ralph Waldo Emerson (via childrenofthetao)

(via bliss86)

"The flight of birds, the mountains’ nobility, the silence of the silence. We are given life but must accept that it is unattainable and rejoice in what can be held in the eye, the memory, the mind.” [Salman Rushdie; Shalimar the Clown]

"The flight of birds, the mountains’ nobility, the silence of the silence. We are given life but must accept that it is unattainable and rejoice in what can be held in the eye, the memory, the mind.” 
[Salman Rushdie; Shalimar the Clown]

[Lewis Carol]

[Lewis Carol]

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,For I would ride with you upon the wind,Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” [W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire]

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” 
[W.B. YeatsThe Land of Heart’s Desire]

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.  [Joe Ryan]

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.  [Joe Ryan]

Because she thought, as she fixed the pails to the yoke, and staggered upright, really no one should have to deal with another person’s dirty linen. [Longbourn; Jo Baker]

Because she thought, as she fixed the pails to the yoke, and staggered upright, really no one should have to deal with another person’s dirty linen. [Longbourn; Jo Baker]

The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.  [Agatha Christie]Photo: Inner Hebrides, Scotland by Martin Parr
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains. [John Muir]