Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis
|Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.|
|The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.|
|Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!|
|Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.|
|I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away like a tree that sows seed every spring and never counts the loss, because it is not loss, it is adding to future life. It is the tree's way of being. Strongly rooted perhaps, but spilling out its treasure on the wind.|
|Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.|
|Women's work is always toward wholeness.|
|Words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply ingrained in a child's mind, they are not easily eradicated.|
|Did someone say that there would be an end,
An end, Oh, an end, to love and mourning?
What has once been so interwoven cannot be raveled,
nor the gift ungiven.
Now the dead move through all of us still glowing....
We who find shelter in the warmth within,
Listen, and feel new-cherished, new-forgiven,
As the lost human voices speak through us
and blend our complex love,
Our mourning without end.
• Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection are © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2004. This is an informal collection -- if you need citations for the original source, I don't have those available unless they're listed with the quotes.