Salt is added to dried rose petals with the perfume and spices, when we store them away in covered jars, the summers of our past.
("Angle of Repose")
More Quotes from Wallace Stegner:Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.
Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.
Satisfying natural desires is fine, but natural desires have a way of being both competitive and consequential.
You can't retire to weakness -- you've got to learn to control strength.
You'll do what you think you want to do, or what you think you ought to do. If you're very lucky, luckier than anybody I know, the two will coincide.
It's easier to die than to move ... at least for the Other Side you don't need trunks.
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Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
You have to give people something to dream on.