The 08/01/13 Joy Jar

1 Aug

Moi is totally reorganizing her writing space so that she can be more productive. Moi loves to read, write, and think. There is a peace in being able to think on one’s own schedule. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar is a comfortable writing space.

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Hans Margolius

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.
Marya Mannes

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Pearl Buck

What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it – like a secret vice.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
Voltaire

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.  William Penn

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
Harold Bloom

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.
Jack Kerouac

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Henry David Thoreau

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