Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes (32 quotations)

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1. A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

2. 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

3. Charles is life itself-pure life, force, like sunlight-and it is for this that I married him and this that holds me to him-caring always, caring desperately what happens to him and whatever he happens to be involved in. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

4. Don't wish me happiness-I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor-I will need them all. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

5. Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

6. For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

7. Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

8. Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

9. I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

10. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

11. I feel we are all islands - in a common sea. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

12. I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

13. I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

14. If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

15. It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

16. Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

17. Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

18. Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

19. My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery - just stark me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

20. One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

21. One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

22. Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

23. Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

24. The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

25. The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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