I just wanted to take a quick moment to share one of my favorite sentences in the entire existence of the human language.
It’s from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Mystery of Marie Roget (I went on a bit of a Poe kick this past summer. No regrets.).“We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams.”
When I came across this sentence during my reading, I immediately stopped to write it down. Something about it caught my attention– possibly a mix of the meaning (of serenely living in the present) and the way the words felt on my tongue. Go ahead, say it out loud to yourself.
Okay, so I have officially sealed my reputation as a geek with that last bit, but as I’ve mentioned in the past: I absolutely love quotes. They hold a lot of meaning for me and I collect them like one might collect baseball cards.
So, I have to ask: What are some of your favorite quotes? Care to share?