Lizzy's Words CollectionsI love words. I love to read and write. Sadly though, I am not one of those few blessed souls that can memorize favorite passages and poems. Still, I often run into a well-turned phrase or a particularly apt bit of prose that I commit to my external, virtual memory. Thus, this page gives you a glimpse of the words I wish I could memorize. They are grouped into categories that make sense to me. Pick through them and you may find exactly what you need to hear or say.
Click on the link imbedded in the representative piece to be taken to a collection of similar works. Blessing of the Three
The sacred three,
My fortress be,
Come and be round,
My hearth, my home.
Fend Thou my kin,
And every sleeping thing within,
From scathe, from sin,
Thy care our peace,
Though mid of night,
To light’s release.
- MacLean, The Little Book of Celtic Blessings, trans. C. Matthews
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
-- Mark Twain
There is no beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
-- Francis Bacon
Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
-- Spanish Proverb
Talent develops in quiet, character in the torrent of the world.
-- Johann Wolfgann von Goethe
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
-- Dr. Seuss
" . . .Virginia, your little friends are wrong, They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds . . ."