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The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. ~ Richard Rohr



I never really thought about how when I look at the moon it’s the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington and Cleopatra looked at. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It


It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~ Mark Twain


“…sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.” ― Willa Cather, My Ántonia


A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.
~ Arakida Moritake, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology


Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~ George Carlin


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do. ~ Helen Keller


Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, he calms the sailor. And sometimes he makes us swim. ~ Author Unknown

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~ John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance