Quotable

The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

Anne Frank

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler, solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.  

Henry David Thoreau

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Henry David Thoreau 

When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Maya Angelou 

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

Henry David Thoreau

O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Ernest Hemingway

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

Anna Quindlen 

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.

Charles Eames

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Coco Chanel

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath

Imagine something of your very own

Something you can have and hold

I’d build a road in gold just to have some dreaming

Dreaming is free . . .

Deborah Harry

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.

T. S. Eliot

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.

T. S. Eliot

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Buddha

Better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness

Old proverb

The Drab Age is over. Color is coming into its own again. Until very recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color. Perhaps this was a hangover from our Puritan ancestors. But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered ‘safe.’ Now we know that lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness. Modern doctors and psychiatrists are convinced of this!

Dorothy Draper 

Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them.

Dorothy Draper 

I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.

Dorothy Draper