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By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

the issue of war or peace is an issue that concerns not only experts on Foreign Affairs but every citizen of the United States.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I think one must do the thing -- whatever it is (and it changes from time to time) -- that unites you to the flowing stream of the world. At any price, one must do it first. Otherwise one can do nothing, nothing at all. One is out of touch, out of grace.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In general, I feel, or I have come to feel, that the richest writing comes not from the people who dedicate themselves to writing alone. I know this is contradicted again and again but I continue to feel it. They don't, of course, write as much, or as fast, but I think it is riper and more satisfying when it does come. One of the difficulties of writing or doing any kind of creative work in America seems to me to be that we put such stress on production and material results. We put a time pressure and a mass pressure on creative work which are meaningless and infantile in that field.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When each partner loves so completely that he has forgotten to ask himself whether or not he is loved in return; when he only knows that he loves and is moving to its music--then, and then only are two people able to dance perfectly in tune to the same rhythm.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

life itself is always pulling you away from the understanding of life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is the wilderness in the mind, the desert wastes in the heart through which one wanders lost and a stranger. When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My Life cannot implement in action the demands of all the people to whom my heart responds.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I would like to achieve a state of inner spiritual grace from which I could function and give as I was meant to in the eye of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The present is passed over in the race for the future; the here is neglected in favor of the there. Enjoy the moment, even if it means merely a walk in the country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When I cannot write a poem, I bake biscuits and feel just as pleased.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The world has been forced to its knees. Unhappily, we seldom find our way there without being beaten to it by suffering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I find the weight of air/Almost too great to bear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The here, the now, and the individual, have always been the special concern of the saint, the artist, the poet, and - from time immemorial - the woman. In the small circle of the home she has never quite forgotten the particular uniqueness of each member of the family; the spontaneity of now; the vividness of here. This is the basic substance of life. These are the individual elements that form the bigger entities like mass, future, world. We may neglect these elements, but we cannot dispense with them. They are the drops that make up the stream. They are the essence of life itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

People "died" all the time. . . . Parts of them died when they made the wrong kinds of decisions-decisions against life. Sometimes they died bit by bit until finally they were just living corpses walking around. If you were perceptive you could see it in their eyes; the fire had gone out. . . you always knew when you made a decision against life. The door clicked and you were safe inside-safe and dead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

How one hates to think of oneself as alone. How one avoids it. It seems to imply rejection or unpopularity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

But I want first of all- in fact, as an end to these other desires- to be at peace with myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Total freedom is never what one imagines and, in fact, hardly exists. It comes as a shock in life to learn that we usually only exchange one set of restrictions for another. The second set, however, is self-chosen, and therefore easier to accept.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The nice thing about really intelligent people is that when you talk with them they make you feel intelligent too.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Purposeful giving is not as apt to deplete one’s resources; it belongs to that natural order of giving that seems to renew itself even in the act of depletion. The more one gives, the more one has the give - like milk in the breast.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I must try to be alone for part of each year...and part of each day...in order to keep my core, my center...Women must be still as the axis of a wheel in the midst of her activities. She must be the pioneer of achieving this stillness, not only for her own salvation, but for the salvation of family life, of society, perhaps even of our civilization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Who is not afraid of pure space - that breathtaking empty space of an open door?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I feel I should not be ... so at the mercy of people's regard. And yet - it is the artist's desire for communication too; without the answering voice you get so numb; you lose faith in your powers to communicate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There is, of course, always the personal satisfaction of writing down one's experiences so they may be saved, caught and pinned under glass, hoarded against the winter of forgetfulness. Time has been cheated a little, at least in one's own life, and a personal, trivial immortality of an old self assured. And there is another personal satisfaction: that of the people who like to recount their adventures, the diary-keepers, the story-tellers, the letter-writers, a strange race of people who feel half cheated of an experience unless it is retold. It does not really exist until it is put into words. As though a little doubting or dull, they could not see it until it is repeated. For, paradoxically enough, the more unreal an experience becomes - translated from real action into unreal words, dead symbols for life itself - the more vivid it grows. Not only does it seem more vivid, but its essential core becomes clearer. One says excitedly to an audience, 'Do you see - I can't tell you how strange it was - we all of us felt...' although actually, at the time of incident, one was not conscious of such a feeling, and only became so in the retelling. It is as inexplicable as looking all afternoon at a gray stone of a beach, and not realizing, until one tries to put it on canvas, that is in reality bright blue.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Is there anything as horrible as starting on a trip? Once you're off, that's all right, but the last moments are earthquake and convulsion, and the feeling that you are a snail being pulled off your rock.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Purposeful giving is not as apt to deplete one's resources; it belongs to that natural order of giving that seems to renew itself even in the act of depletion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Go with the pain, let it take you. Open your palms and your body to the pain. It comes in waves like the tide and you must be open as a vessel lying on the beach, letting it fill you up and then, retreating, leaving you empty and clear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Too many people, too many demands, too much to do; competent, busy, hurrying people - It just isn't living at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

# "I saw the most beautiful cat today. It was sitting by the side of the road, its two front feet neatly and graciously together. Then it gravely swished around its tail to completely encircle itself. It was so fit and beautifully neat, that gesture, and so self-satisfied, so complacent.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We walk up the beach under the stars. And when we are tired of walking, we lie flat on the sand under a bowl of stars. We feel stretched, expanded to take in their compass. They pour into us until we are filled with stars, up to the brim.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I want first of all - in fact, as an end to these other desires - to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want, in fact - to borrow from the language of the saints - to live 'in grace' as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Flowers always have it - poise, completion, fulfillment, perfection . . .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Perhaps both men and women in America may hunger, in our material, outward, active, masculine culture, for the supposedly feminine qualities of heart, mind and spirit — qualities which are actually neither masculine nor feminine, but simply human qualities that have been neglected.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One must go through periods of numbness that are harder to bear than grief.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

... once you get beyond the crust of the first pang it is all the same and you can easily bear it. It is just the transition from painlessness to pain that is so terrible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I think best with a pencil in my hand.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I want to be pure in heart -- but I like to wear my purple dress.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

For it is not merely the trivial which clutters our lives but the important as well

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

God often used bitter experiences to make us better. Gold can be a helpful servant, but a cruel master.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Fame is a kind of death because it arrests life around the person in the public eye.