tidbits from the tip of the tongue.

“Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.”

—Adlai E. Stevenson

“Eat now. Talk later.”

—Bo Khan

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”

—Mo Willems

“I don’t know if I should, but I judge people by their picnics.”

—Lady Moyra Cavendish

“Not my circus. Not my monkeys.”

—Polish Proverb

“The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls.”

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

—Helena Bonham Carter 

“I don’t travel because I want to leave my home. I travel because I need to know why I’m staying.”

—from Humans of New York

“In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

—Margaret Atwood

“Forget the box of chocolates. Life is like icing on a cupcake, but you better wait for the cake too cool before you try and ice it. Otherwise, all you will have is a sloppy mess.”

—Overheard at work

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