Anne Morrow Lindbergh quotes

 quotes - The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. Share

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 quotes - Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. Share

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

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

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 quotes - I feel we are all islands - in a common sea. Share

“I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. Anne Morrow Lindbergh”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“How hard it is to have the beautiful interdependence of marriage and yet be strong in oneself alone.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.”

— 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.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“To be deeply in love is, of course, a great liberating force.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh