“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Feel free to share a favorite quote with us, it doesn’t have to about the seasons!
Lodestar is a noun meaning: someone or something that serves as a guiding principle, model, inspiration, ambition, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: From Old English lad (way) + star. A lodestar is called so because it’s used in navigation, it shows the way. Earliest documented use: 1374
“He was her rock, the lodestar on which she could focus.” Laura Benedict; Bliss House; Pegasus Books; 2014.
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“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.”
― Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room
On March 20th it will be time to post Spring quotes, can’t wait!!
“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
Bio: George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.
Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin’s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: “The Hero,” sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Please feel free to add your own favorite quote in the comments section!!
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” -John Burroughs
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” -Emily Bronte
Please feel free to post your favorite Autumn quotes on this thread!