Eloquent Friday Finds

By Friday, April 03, 2015

Welcome back to Eloquent Finds, my periodic share of the words I'm collecting, be they funny, inspirational, clever, or nice. It's a good practice for me, as it reminds me to be looking for them. So here's your dose for this week! Enjoy!

[A] great story is a great story, and when it's a true great story, it's hard to keep it to yourself. -Eric Metaxas

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is. -Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey – Season 4

[My] future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend. -Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Don't you know that it is only very foolish folk who talk sense all the time? -Anne Shirley, Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? -Oscar Wilde

When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort. -Persuasion by Jane Austen

For to know a man's library is, in some measure, to know his mind. -Geraldine Brooks

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. -Mark Twain

Poverty seldom daunts a sincere lover. -Mrs. March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that's all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty. But what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind, your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage. These are the things I cherish so in you. -Mrs. March to Meg, Little Women (1994 film) 

So apt are people to look forward to a different kind of life from that to which they have been accustomed, as being free from care and trial! -Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

So glad I've been seeing more days like this of late. Looking forward to a weekend like it. I plan to read, read, read, and read some more. Hope it's a great one for you too! :)

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