The best Quotations


The art of losing isn't hard to masters; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The devil's most devilish when respectable.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The goddamn human race deserves itself, and as far as i'm concerned it can have it.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. it is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. it is a moral illumination.
- Elizabeth Bishop

The greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ''let no one be called happy till his death;'' to which i would add, ''let no one, till his death be called unhappy.''
- Elizabeth Bishop

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. we really have no absent friends. the friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
- Elizabeth Bishop


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Quotation New roads; new ruts. - writer
Quotation Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest. - writer
Quotation Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well. - writer
Quotation The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. - writer
Quotation Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. - writer
Quotation To work - to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do. - writer