“I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. And this is one: I'm going to tell it - but take care not to smile at any part of it.”
“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
“I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”
“Your definition of a good life does not have to look like everyone else thinks it should. Whatever feels right for you, whatever aligns your inside with your outside, that's what you should spend your time doing.”
"If the world had a front porch like we did back then We'd still have our problems but we'd all be friends Treating your neighbor like he's your next of kin Wouldn't be gone with the wind If the world had a front porch, like we did back then
Purple hulls and pintos, I've shelled more than my share As lightening bugs and crickets danced in the evening air And like a beacon that old yellow bulb, it always led me home Somehow Mama always knew just when to leave it on . . ."