Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc. ~Brian Froud
"Some day you will be old enough
to start reading fairy tales again."
~ CS Lewis~
LAST ONE IN'S A ROTTEN EGG!
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OH, PLEASE DO COME IN... and join us for Apple Blossom Tea... Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle has just washed the nappykins and has set the table! ~Beatix Potter, The tale of Miss Tiggy Winkle~
Welkom op mijn blog.
Mijn naam is Anna,
Ik ben getrouwd met Richard,
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Rommelmarkten en kringloopwinkels aflopen, zijn een favoriete bezigheid!
Deze bloggen ben ik begonnen zodat jullie kunnen lezen en zien over mijn hobbies en passies!
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso~
'We are going to be the best of friends,' said Gilbert, jubilantly. 'We were born to be good friends, Anne.' ~Anne of Green Gables, Chapter 38~
I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare. ~Tasha Tudor~
I wonder If I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!" ~Alice in Wonderland~
"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." ~ CS Lewis~
"You know I always thought unicorns were fabulous creatures too, although I never saw one alive before." "Well now that we have met," said the unicorn, "If you believe in me, I'll believe in you." ~Lewis Carrol~
Oh, No, What else? There must be more to life than this? Just a mole, living in a hole... I wouldn't mind it all so much, that it wasn't so... so boring... That's it! boring... It's also boring being a mole! Boring... ~From the Wind in the Willows~
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" ~Alice in Wonderland~
"Really, I think one's art goes only as far and as deep as your love goes." ~Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library." ~Jane Austen~ Pride and Prejudice
The fairy tale . . . gives not only pleasure, it gives form and inspiration. ~Max Luthi~
"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable." ~Louisa May Alcott~
Stories don't always end where their authors intended. But there is joy in following them, wherever they take us. ~Beatrix Potter~
Only as high as I reach can I grow Only as far as I seek can I go Only as deep as I look can I see Only as much as I dream can I be ~Karen Ravn~ ------------------------------------------- Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars ~Violeta Parra~
"Reading a great work of literature can truly be likened to having a conversation with a great mind." ~Jennie Chancey~
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie~
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartache. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.
In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation. ~Stephane Mallarme~
"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both." ~E.B. White, Charlotte's Web~
‘Look through this glass, Gerda,’ said he. And every flake seemed larger, and appeared like a magnificent flower, or beautiful star; it was splendid to look at! ‘Look, how clever!’ said Kay. ‘That's much more interesting than real flowers! They are as exact as possible; there is not a fault in them, if they did not melt!’ ~From: The Snowqueen~
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney~
"The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives whith another who shares the same books." ~K. Mansfield~
"Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wild World," said the Rat. "And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or me. I've never been there, and I'm never going, nor you either, if you've got any sense at all..." ~from The Wind in the Willows~
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. ~Anna Quindlen~
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead" ~Louisa May Alcott~
"Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them." ~Arnold Lobel~
Ik beken, dat er nergens een schonere jonkvrouw is dan Prinses Catherine van Yorkshine. ~from Wuthering Heights~
Als een boek uw geest verheft en u edele en moedige gevoelens ingeeft, zoek dan geen andere maatstaf: het boek is goed en met kundige hand geschreven."
~Jean de la Bruyère~ Frans schrijver 1645-1696
I have dreamed 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. ~Emily Bronte~
Oh that clock! Old Kill Joy. I hear you!! Come on, Get up! You say, Time to start another day! Even he orders me around. Well... There's one thing. They can't order me to stop dreaming... ~from Cinderella 1950~
"Fairy tales have always got to have something a bit scary for children - as long as you make them laugh as well,” ~Roald Dahl~
Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens~
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many children, She didn’t know what to do! She gave them some broth without any bread- she whipped them all around- and put them to bed! ~Beatrix Potter~
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but ín the garden. ~Frances Hodgson Burnett~
You cannot open a book without learning something. ~ Confucius~
" De mooiste zee is de zee die we nog niet hebben gezien. Het mooiste kind rust nog in de wieg waardoor het wordt beschermd. De mooiste dagen zijn de dagen die we nog niet hebben beleefd. En wat ik je wilde zeggen, het mooiste dat heb ik nog niet gezegd." ~Nazim Hikmet~
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