Thursday, 1 January 2015

Some of our Favourite Quotes

Mayburgh Henge, Cumbria
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born,
and the day you find out why."
- Mark Twain.

Quotes can be very powerful, encapsulating the essence of a feeling, helping to motivate, uplift, inspire, reassure or move us. 
Here's a compilation of Some of our Favourite Quotes. These are quotes we particularly love, chosen from all those that we have posted throughout these last few years, along with the photographs that we took and were posted to illustrate them. 

We hope you enjoy, and are inspired by them, as much as we are...


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A Different Person Then

Sunset Low Etherley Co Durham
 
" I could tell you my adventures 
- beginning from this morning,"
said Alice a little timidly;
"but it's no use going back to yesterday,
because I was a different person then."

- Lewis Carroll



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Listen

Listen to the wind, it talks

'Listen to the wind,
it talks.
Listen to the silence,
it speaks.
Listen to your heart,

it knows.'


Native American Proverb



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Round the corner...

"...round the corner there may wait,  a new road or a secret gate..."

"...round the corner there may wait, 
a new road or a secret gate..."

J.R.R. Tolkien


 
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There comes a longing

There comes....a longing never to travel again   except on foot

"There comes....a longing never to travel again
 except on foot."

Wendell Berry


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Flowers in stony places

Flowers in stony places

"I have seen flowers come in stony places
And kind things done by men with ugly faces,
And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races,
So I trust too."

John Masefield


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And forget not

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet  and the winds long to play with your hair."

"And forget not that the earth delights
 to feel your bare feet
and the winds long
 to play with your hair."

Kahlil Gibran

 

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In Life....

River Swale, Upper Swaledale, Yorkshire

"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves"

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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There is a crack

There is a crack, a crack in everything.  That's how the light gets in

"There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in."

Leonard Cohen

 

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 Not Knowing

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door

"Not knowing when the dawn will come,
I open every door."

Emily Dickinson 


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You were once...

"You were once wild here.  Don't let them tame you."

"You were once wild here.
Don't let them tame you."

Isadora Duncan 



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There is always more mystery.

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

"The possession of knowledge does not kill 
the sense of wonder and mystery. 
There is always more mystery."

Anais Nin


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  Whispers of Old Trees 


"Lets take our hearts for a walk in the woods 
and listen to the magic whispers of old trees."
 
Author unknown


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Every day is a journey 

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home

"Every day is a journey, 
and the journey itself is home." 

Matsuo Basho 

 
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All that is Gold 

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
 J.R.R. Tolkien

 
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The First Fall of Snow  

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event

"The first fall of snow is not only an event,
it is a magical event.
You go to bed in one kind of world
and wake up in another quite different,
and if this is not enchantment 
 then where is it to be found?"
J B Priestley


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That it kisses them so gently

Snow scene Low Etherley Co Durham

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
Lewis Carroll


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Last year's words

Snow Cleared Road

"For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice."

T.S.Eliot


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If you have a favourite quote that we haven't included here (there are so many great ones!) please do get in touch with us to share it!


Thanks for reading!

Anne
Justbod Team



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~ inspired by history and nature ~





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