Donna Novak’s Favorite Quotes
Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
— BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
— MARCEL PROUST
Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius.
— WILLIAM BLAKE
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
— LORD ALFRED TENNYSON
Things don’t happen for a reason; we make reasons out of things that happen.
— MICHAEL P. NAUGHTON
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
— STEPHEN KING