Sunday, 20 January 2013

More Inspiration

I was honoured to receive another Very Inspiring Blogger Award – this time from lovely Gill who is one of the bloggers at Novel Points of View. The idea is to share seven random things about myself, then pass the award on.

Since I’ve shared random information a few times before, I’m going to be different again and share some more inspiring quotes from my collection – with particular relevance to creative pursuits and nature this time. Hope some of us feel inspired by them, or perhaps one may spark a poem or story idea.

‘In her starry shade of dim and solitary loveliness, I learn the language of another world.’ George Gordon, Lord Byron

‘The woods were made for the hunter of dreams, the brooks for the fishes of song.’ Sam Walter Foss

‘Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘Moonlight is sculpture, sunlight is painting.’ Nathanial Hawthorne

‘Here will we sit and let the sounds of music creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night become touches of sweet harmony.’ William Shakespeare

‘To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.’ Chuang Tzu

‘It is not the language of the painters but the language of nature to which one has to listen.’ Vincent van Gogh

I’m not sure who has had this award by now, so please feel free to accept it if you feel inspired to share something on your blog.



Patsy said...

I love the Longefellow quote.

Joanna said...

Beautiful quotes, Rosemary. Many thanks for these. I feel tranquil after reading through them.

Like Patsy, I also love the Longfellow quote.

Wendy's Writing said...

Very inspiring quotes, Rosemary.

maryhealybooks said...

'To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.’ Chuang Tzu
Thanks Rosemary. lovely quotes, this one is my favourite.

Anne Allen said...

The George Gordon, Lord Byron quote is lovely.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I love that everyone has different favourites!

The Longfellow quote is one I love, Patsy and Joanna, as is the Shakespeare.

I know what you mean, Joanna - I often feel like that too with certain quotes.

Thank you, Wendy!

Hi Mary - thanks for liking that one. I thought it very unusual and challenging.

I like that one too, Anne, as it seems so different from many of Byron's other quotes.

Jean Bull said...

Your blog is very inspirational and your quotes very calming on a manic Monday morning!

myraduffy said...

Thanks for those inspring quotes,Rosemary. I have the award and must try to post on it!

joanne fox said...

What lovely quotations. I like the second one most, but all are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Jean!

You're welcome, Myra - please do!

Thanks, Joannne - glad you've chosen a different one!

Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations, Rosemary :-) I love your quotes. My favourite is the Chuang Tzu one, but they are all lovely x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Teresa! Glad you liked that one.

Jenny Harper said...

Ah, this is inspiring - every quote enlarges my sensibility and touches somewhere deep inside. Thank you so much for these, Rosemary.

Gwen Kirkwood said...

Thank you for a lovely selection Rosemary - peaceful, beautiful. I keep a book of quotations, bits of poetry, sayings etc but only one of yours was known to me. I would like to add the one by Chuang Tzu if I may?

Joan Fleming said...

Lovely quotes, Rosemary, tranquil, serene. My favourite is the Chuang Tzu.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for such a lovely comment, Jenny - quite poetic!

Yes, of course you may take any of them, Gwen - I love writing down special quotes and words too.

Thanks, Joan - that's how they make me feel!

Gill Stewart said...

Lovely quotes, Rosemary, very inspirational (I knew you deserved the award!). You've made me want to start keeping my own book of quotes.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Gill! It's something I've enjoyed for years. I find it so calming sometimes, as well as finding the right quote for occasions.

edna d'lima said...

I enjoyed them all and I am hoping ne will inspire a poem.

Many thanks Rosemary

God bless

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for commenting, Edna - hope you get that poem written!