for my daughter

I've spent decades collecting quotes, hoarding them in journals & notebooks, scribbled on bus ticket, saved in the notes on my phone. So much distilled wisdom. For Orla x

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable - Mary Oliver

People empty me. I have to get away to refill. - Charles Bukowsky

β€œNothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” ― Frida Kahlo

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. -G.K. Chesterton

I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish. - Edith Sitwell

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman

When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead. - Hemmingway

There is no beauty without some strangeness - Edgar Allen Poe

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. G.K Chesterton

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Daughters are not the chance to correct a misspent youth; they want their own misspent youth. - unknown



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