“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it.
It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.”
~ Ann Patchett (b. December 2, 1963)
“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August—the summer’s last stand.”
~ Sara Baume (b. 1984)
“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”
— Anita Krizzan (b. January 26, 1966)
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
―J.R.R. Tolkien (b. Jan. 3, 1892 – d. Sept. 2, 1973), The Fellowship of the Ring
“It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we really are.”
~ Joyce Carol Oates (b. June 16, 1938)
“Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.”
Joan Didion (b. December 5, 1934 – d. December 23, 2021)