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Shirley Jackson Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Shirley Jackson.

Life Among the Savages is a disrespectful memoir of my children.
- Shirley Jackson

I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend
it and make it work and consolidate a situation where
I was afraid and take it whole and work from there.
- Shirley Jackson

I never was a person who wanted a handout.
I was a cafeteria worker.
I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job.
I have cleaned homes.
- Shirley Jackson

I delight in what I fear.
- Shirley Jackson

 

I very much dislike writing about myself or my work,
and when pressed for autobiographical material can
only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
- Shirley Jackson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene PHOTO

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie


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