'When ordering, please give us an idea of what you require, we will use our best judgement in the selection, which as a rule, gives great satisfaction.' ~ bloomingdale's illustrated 1886 catalog

I'm always on the lookout for fabulous quotes... most authors I'm sure collect them, whether it be from whole volumes or from here and there.  I thought I would use this space to gather and stow pieces of my ever-growing collection...

"We struck the home trail now, and in a few hours were in that astonishing Chicago - a city where they are always rubbing a lamp, and fetching up the genii, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities. It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try and keep up with Chicago - she outgrows her prophecies faster than she can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time." ~ Mark Twain (Life on the Mississippi, 1883)


"The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul." ~ Shanna Rodriguez

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." ~ Neil Gaiman


"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day."  ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

"Christmas is the day that holds all time together." ~ Alexander Smith

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year." ~ Thomas Tusser

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward

"The most beautiful voice in the world is that of a educated Southern woman." ~ Winston Churchill

"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door." ~ Paul Coehlo


"To be truly free you must unlock your heart, then you will discover the things you seek." ~ Eka Tomoobi (Red Sky), mother of Wahu sia Sumu tosa (Two Feathers One White), and daughter of Tuhu Piaisa (Black Wolf) Chief of the Nakoni Comanche.

"It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and a pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does." ~ William Faulkner


"Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday."  ~ Pearl S. Buck

"Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you." ~ unknown

"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.  Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands."  ~ Linda Hogan (Native American Writer)

"It doesn't matter what story we're telling, we're telling the story of family." ~ Erica Lorraine Scheidt

"Undomesticated equines could not remove me.”  ~ Teal'c 

"I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one." ~ Calamity Jane


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." ~ Walt Disney

"The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." ~ W. Clement Stone

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~ Chief Seattle, 1854

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