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Quotations about Mornings
I'm so glad my window looks east into the sunrising.... It's so splendid to see the morning coming up over those long hills and glowing through those sharp fir tops. It's new every morning, and I feel as if I washed my very soul in that bath of earliest sunshine. ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The town was glad with morning light; places that had shown ugly and distrustful all night long, now wore a smile; and sparkling sunbeams dancing on chamber windows, and twinkling through blind and curtain before sleepers’ eyes, shed light even into dreams, and chased away the shadows of the night. ~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
Stuart was an early riser: he was almost always the first person up in the morning. He liked the feeling of being the first one stirring; he enjoyed the quiet rooms with the books standing still on the shelves, the pale light coming in through the windows, and the fresh smell of day. ~E.B. White, Stuart Little, 1945
How beautiful, buoyant, and glad is morning! The first sunshine on the leaves: the first wind, laden with the first breath of the flowers—that deep sigh with which they seem to waken from sleep; the first dew, untouched even by the light foot of the early hare; the first chirping of the rousing birds, as if eager to begin song and flight; all is redolent of the strength given by rest, and the joy of conscious life. ~Letitia Elizabeth Landon, "Rebecca," The Book of Beauty: Comprising a Collection of Tales, Poems, &c., 1833
One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment. -Thích Nhất Hạnh
The Dawn is a wild, fair woman,
With sunrise in her hair;
Look where she stands, with pleading hands,
To lure me there.
~Robert Loveman, c.1901
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. ~Rumi
I love early mornings when it feels like the rest of the world is still fast asleep and you're the only one who's awake and everything feels like it isn't really real and you kind of forget about all your problems because for now it's just you, the world and the sunrise. ~Author Unknown [obel.xo, is it you?
Not the day only, but all things have their morning. ~French Proverb
He would certainly have started earlier, but he wanted to avoid the moon, whom he could no more marry to the sun than he could their respective children to each other,—namely, night-thoughts and morning-thoughts. For when the morning-clouds envelop man in their dew, when the loving birds dart noisily through the gleaming mist, when the sun looms forth out of the hazy glow, then does man, quickened in spirit, press his foot more deeply into the earth, and cling with new ivy-twigs of life more firmly to his planet. ~Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, Hesperus, or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days: A Biography, translated from German by Charles T. Brooks, 1865
"Life is too short," she panicked, "I want more." He nodded slowly, "Wake up earlier." ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com
Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey’d dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning...
~William Blake (1757-1827), "To Morning"
The day shall not be up so soon as I,
To try the fair adventure of tomorrow.
Every morning is a beautiful morning. ~Terri Guillemets
Find peace in the morning rush and you will have a good day. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com
The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years. ~Thomas Jefferson
The time just before dawn contains the most energy of all hours of the day. This has helped me become an early riser and an early doer.... When I wake to see that it’s light out already, I feel the world has started without me. ~Terri Guillemets
Experience has decided that the early morning air is much more inspiring and vigorous than the evening. What is the law? Is not the atmosphere, like all other substances and tissues, spoiled of its energy by the action of light and heat? Does it not, like the vegetable and animal kingdom, require rest? After a night’s rest it is recruited and young again. ~John Pulsford, Quiet Hours, 1859
I’ll tell you how the Sun rose—
A Ribbon at a time....
~Emily Dickinson, c.1860
To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning. ~Henry David Thoreau
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. ~Ambrose Bierce
O Earth, O Earth, return!
Arise from out the dewy grass;
Night is worn;
And the morn
Rises from the slumbrous mass.
~William Blake (1757-1827), "Songs of Experience: Introduction"
I like my coffee black and my mornings bright. ~Terri Guillemets
No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up. ~Robert Lynd
The eye of the poet still loves to view
The earth in the light of morn;
When each object comes in its happiest hue,
When all looks pure, and unstain’d, and new...
Ere the air’s first freshness is worn away...
Ere the sultry sun, in the glare of his pride
Hath dash’d all the dewy drops aside...
Ere man moves forth with his thoughts of care,
With his wearied step, and his selfish air,
And his ominous looks to cloud the scene,
Where brightness and beauty alone have been.
~Thomas Furlong, "Morning Meditations"
Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. ~William Feather
I love the sweet smell of dawn—
our unique daily opportunity to smell time,
to smell opportunity...
each morning being, a new beginning.
Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience — unless they are still up. ~Ellen Goodman
I used to love night best but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings. ~Terri Guillemets
I don’t think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups. ~Rita Rudner