Quotes of Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

- 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

“ A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it. ”

- 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

“ Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it — like a secret vice. ”

- 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

“ 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

“ 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

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

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ 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

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

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ 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

“ Him that I love, I wish to be free even from me. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

- 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

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

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ For Sayonara, literally translated, 'Since it must be so,' of all the goodbys I have heard is the most beautiful. Unlike the Auf Wiedershens and Au revoirs, it does not try to cheat itself by any bravado 'Till we meet again,' any sedative to postpone the pain of separation. It does not evade the issue like the sturdy blinking Farewell. Farewell is a father's goodby. It is 'Go out in the world and do well, my son.' It is encouragement and admonition. It is hope and faith. But it passes over the significance of the moment; of parting it says nothing. It hides its emotion. It says too little. While Goodby ('God be with you') and Adios say too much. They try to bridge the distance, almost to deny it. Goodby is a prayer, a ringing cry. 'You must not go I cannot bear to have you go! But you shall not go alone, unwatched. God will be with you. God's hand will over you' and even underneath, hidden, but it is there, incorrigible 'I will be with you; I will watch you always.' It is a mother's goodby. But Sayonara says neither too much nor too little. It is a simple acceptance of fact. All understanding of life lies in its limits. All emotion, smoldering, is banked up behind it. But it says nothing. It is really the unspoken goodby, the pressure of a hand, 'Sayonara. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ You can’t just write and write and put things in a drawer. They wither without the warm sun of someone else’s appreciation. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. ”

- 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. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“ There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas. ”

- 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 a few. ”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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