Words by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)






Some words that I read. And some that I conform to...








The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still.

Words in A Course of Miracles, NY (1975 as close as I can read)


Contentment comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities - of not trying to make ourselves this or that (to conform to some dramatized version of ourselves), but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life - of letting life flow through us.

David Grayson (Date Unknown)


Listen in deep silence. Be very still and open your mind.... Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotus thoughts and sights and sounds of this insane world.

A Course of Miracles, NY


Leave home in the sunshine: dance through a meadow. Or sit by a stream and just be. The lilt of the water will gather your worries and carry them down to the sea.

J Donald Walters (b. 1926)


Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)


The way to use life is to do nothing through acting. The way to use life is to do everything through being.

Lao-Tzu (possibly 6th Century BC, depends on who you ask)


There is, perhaps, no solitary sensation so exquisite as that of slumbering on the grass or hay, shaded from the hot sun by a tree, with the conciousness of a fresh light air running through the wide atmosphere, and the sky stretching far overhead upon all sides.

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)


Deep in the Soul, below pain, below all the distraction of life, is a vast and grand silence: an infinite ocean of calm, which nothing can disturb; Nature's own exceeding peace, which passes understanding that which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward; we find at last within ourselves.

R.M. Bucke (1837-1902)


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 (1906-2001)


Here will we sit and let the sounds of music creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Over all the mountaintops is peace. In all treetops you perceive scarcely a breath. The little birds in the forest are silent. Wait then; soon you, too, will have peace.

Johann von Goethe(1749-1832)


If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961)

Come away from the din. Come away to the quiet fields, over which the great sky stretches, and where, between us and the stars, there lies but silence; and there, in the stillness let us listen to the voice that is speaking with us.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

The quiet mind is richer than a crown.... Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss beggars enjoy which princes oft do miss.

Robert Green (1558-1592)

From serenity comes gentleness, comes lasting strength.

Pam Brown (b. 1928)

What life can compare to this? Sitting quietly by the window, I watch the leaves fall and the flowers bloom, as the seasons come and go.

Hsueh-Tou (950-1052)








Send me your words or comtemplation, or those of others.

Words that are not quotations:









To those unseen, you are seen in my eternity, because your words are written in indelible ink. Memory is an unknown, or is it? Not if your words are recorded. They are prosperity forever. I see it in the lines of others as well as yourself, regardless of time. Blunders in ink are only soluble to those who don't know you true. Literacy is true beauty.



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