Quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
- Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem or saying a prayer.
- By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
- Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
- For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
- Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
- Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.
- I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
- 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.
- It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
- Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child.
- Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
- The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
- 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.
- The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it.
- When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race.