All posts tagged: words & quotes

Un texte de William Saroyan

Try to learn to breath deeply

Such a beautiful text… I think, these words are by William Saroyan from his book “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze” and not Ernest Hemingway as Pinterest says it is. Would you agree? William Saroyan was among the most reputed American writers of the early 20th century. He would tell stories about the challenges and delights of rural America through the lens of life in the Central Valley of California. He won a Pulitzer Prize, an Oscar and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. “He is one of the most underrated writers of the century. He takes his place naturally alongside Hemingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner.” – Stephen Fry American Authors were my dad’s favourites. That’s all he read and he was reading a lot. He used to have a mood board in his bedroom with pictures of all his favourite American Authors. He was also fascinated by native Indians :-) What are your favourite American Authors? A few years back when I still had the time to read, I devoured anything written …

42 lessons life taught to Regina Brett, an American author. This was too good for not sharing them with you....

42 life lessons by Regina Brett

Here is a list of 42 lessons life taught to Regina Brett, an American author. This was too good for not sharing them with you…. 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.3. Life is too short – enjoy it.4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month.6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.10. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.12. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it…14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.15. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter …

World's gone to shit. Acknowledge the goodness, especially if it yours" India Knight via


I follow Journalist & Author India Knight on Twitter. Last night, she wrote something to someone, which made me smile. I thought it was share worthy and very similar in spirit to how we all felt here.  Have a great day! I’m off for a walk in the forest to pick up some supplies for my Christmas wreath.

Be so good that people can't ignore you

Be undeniably good

I have been spending a lot of time with my camera these past few months. With progress comes compliments, inspiration, hopes and new dreams….

45 inspiring life lessons

45 inspiring life lessons

These past few days I have been thinking a lot about my dad. I miss him badly but keeping myself busy and positive is kind of helping. Then I came across these beautiful and inspiring 45 Life lessons written by Regina Brett and I loved them so much that I re-typed them in a Pinterest-friendly format and PDF so you can print them. #43 is my motto. I agree with #9. I love #12 (it is so true!) and I dedicate #19 to my mum who kept everything valuable we gave her as gift for a special occasion. Which are your favourite life lessons?

10 inspiring quotes on life, love, women, sexuality, homosexuality by Simone de Beauvoir

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir about freedom of choice, love, compassion and being a woman… “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion” “People seem to think that if you keep your head empty you automatically fill your balls.” The Mandarins “We will not let ourselves be intimidated by the number and violence of attacks against women; nor be fooled by the self-serving praise showered on the “real woman”; nor be won over by men’s enthusiasm for her destiny, a destiny they would not for the world want to share.” The Second Sex “I tried to love you less. I couldn’t.” The Mandarins “Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation” “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in …

Some days you eat your greens, some days you eat's called balance. Read on


I’m so balanced these days you can call me Buddha… OK so yes, I’m entering my 4th week of not working out and not eating such a balanced diet and I’m ok with it. I’m OK with it because…