"A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Annie Dillard on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Annie Dillard on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Annie Dillard on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Annie Dillard on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Annie Dillard on C. S. Lewis
"The surest sign of age is loneliness."
"There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable."
"It's a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere."
"People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all."
"Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone."