“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
~ William Shakespeare
“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
It usually starts as fear, but given enough time, that fear will turn to rage. And it’s a rage that never burns out.
“The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear.”
In honor of a student, who wants so desperately to stand out as a man but worries so much about making mistakes in the process. **DB
“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.”
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
“They keep coming up new all the time – things to perplex you,
you know. You settle one question and there’s another right
after. There are so many things to be thought over and decided
when you’re beginning to grow up. It keeps me busy all the
time thinking them over and deciding what’s right. It’s a
serious thing to grow up, isn’t it, Marilla?”
–Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables.”
“I was so naive as a kid, I used to sneak behind the barn and do
Lol, this was me as a teen, my rebellious years so weren’t rebellious.