Quaint Quotations with Illustrations

Happy the man, whose wish and careA few paternal acres bound,Content to breathe his native air,In his own ground.[Pope; Ode to Solitude]

Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air,
In his own ground.
[Pope; Ode to Solitude]

These gems have life in them:  their colors speak, say what words fail of. [George Eliot]

These gems have life in them:  their colors speak, say what words fail of. [George Eliot]

But still, like air, I’ll rise [Maya Angelou 1928-2014]
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]