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Words, Wisdom, etc.

Welcome to Words, Wisdom, etc. – a collection of literary quotes. Here I hope you will find a kindred spirit or two. Continue scrolling to browse the latest quotes or search by keyword, author, title, or category using the search bar above.

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I love you. You are my darling and my dear and the light of my life and the treasure of my heart. I love you. I love you. I love you. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Within this strict form [of a sonnet] the poet has complete freedom to say whatever he wants, doesn’t he?
You mean you’re comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?
Yes. You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

We want nothing from you that you do without grace, or that you do without understanding. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Good helps us, the stars help us, perhaps what you would call light helps us, love helps us. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Maybe if you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Only a fool is not afraid. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Of course we can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts. And I make far too many mistakes. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

We musn’t lose our senses of humor. The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

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