Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(1906-2001) American Aviator, Writer
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For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Lost time was like a run in a stocking. It always got worse.
Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Only with winter-patience can we bring The deep-desired, long-awaited spring.
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others, too.