Wednesday, June 29, 2016

if only you know how to look at it

"Jane Austen's life may have seemed uneventful.... Her genius began with the recognition that such lives as hers were very eventful indeed - that every life is eventful, if only you know how to look at it. She did not think that her existence was quiet or trivial or boring; she thought it was delightful and enthralling, and she wanted us to see that our own are, too. She understood that what fills our days should fill our hearts, and what fills our hearts should fill our novels."

                                    -   from  A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter


  1. Nicely put. We'd do well to remember that.

  2. yes. I can see that. now we just have to work on filling our hearts with good things so that the novels of today are going to echo and give good to us, to others.... love your quotations!

  3. A belief that is close to your heart Lisa, as I can see from your 'About Me' profile and from the quote from Rilke!