"The months of the year, from January up to June, are a geometric progression in the abundance of distractions...In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. .... But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and what he touches. One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly bodies, the perpetual presence of the sublime."
Henry David Thoreau
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."