Quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906 February 7, 2001) was an author and pioneering American aviator. more

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If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few and they are more beautiful if they are a few.
To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea.
When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too.
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood.
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life.
The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it.
America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas.
Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego.
It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.

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