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'The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year but that we should have a new soul...' Chesterton

'In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.' Rossetti

'Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.' C.S.Lewis

'At Christmas, all roads lead home.' Marjorie Holmes

We need much less than we think. Maya Angelou

Hope is being able to see there is light, despite all of the darkness.

The colour of springtime is in the flowers. The colour of winter is in the imagination. (Walter Edgar Hour)

“Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, O flakes of snow, For which, through naked trees, the winds A-mourning go?” ― John B. Tabb

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

I haven't stopped painting or drawing - I've just added another medium. David Hockney

“Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words.” ― Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls

“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines.” ― L.M. Montgomery

Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together. John Webster

"The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures." — Rabindranath Tagore

"The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome." — Derek Walcott (Sea Grapes)

“A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.” ― Tahir Shah

“Through woods and mountain passes The winds, like anthems, roll.” -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Midnight Mass for the Dying Year, 1839

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola

“We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.” ― Gwendolyn Brooks

"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." — L.M. Montgomery

'..a dirty picture in a golden frame...' John Ruskin

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end. ~William Shakespeare

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if hes does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

September: it was the most beautiful of words, he'd always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.” Alexander Theroux

“Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.” William Stafford

Je vois le vie en rose

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. Helen Keller

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London. (Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859), British author. "The Pleasures of Opium," Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822). Recalling the day in 1804 when he first took opium.)

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“There isn't any such thing as an ordinary life.” ― L.M. Montgomery