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ursula k. leguin

-Winnie the Pooh & A.A. Milne & Christopher Robin

Daphné du Maurier....“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.” ..Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain

George Orwell

I've never liked housework. I get by doing little chores when I feel like them, in between paintings. Who wants to chase dust all their life? You can spend your whole lifetime cleaning the house. I like watching the patina grow. If the house looks dirty, buy another bunch of flowers, is my advice. ~Margaret Olley, late Australian artist.

We need stories...and Alan Rickman. :)

Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind"

"I never understood people who don't have bookshelves" - George Plimpton http://www.cavendishsq.com/

Emily Dickinson

"I bring to you with reverent hands the books of my numberless dreams." W.B. Yeats W. B. Yeats


Chekhov and his wife, Olga “Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.” Anton Chekhov

anton chekhov

“If you want to work on your art, work on your life.” —Anton Chekhov

What he really meant was: It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there wasn't Benedict Cumberbatch.

I want this framed and hanging over a comfy reading chair :) Source unknown. Image via 2/25/13 post by Lelamay on Read Anywhere.

Something to remember.

Ursula K. Le Guin was born on this day in 1929: “I think sometimes about old painters—they get so simple in their means. Just so plain and simple. Because they know they haven’t got time. One is aware of this as one gets older. You can’t waste time.”

Criminal Minds quote