Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

American Author

Lived from: 1906-

Quotes: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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    I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.
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    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.
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    I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
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    If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
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    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
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    Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child.
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    Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
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    One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ''in kind'' somewhere else in life.
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    One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
    Source: Gift from the Sea (1955) p. 114
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    Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
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    People don't want to be understood, I mean not completely. It's too destructive. Then they haven't anything left.
    Source: Bring Me a Unicorn (1971)
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    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.
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    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.
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    The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.
    Source: Gift from the Sea (1955) ch. 2
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    The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.