Quotation Explorer - 'Diane Ackerman'

It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman
I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman
Though we marry as adults, we don't marry adults. We marry children who have grown up and still rejoice in being children, especially if we're creative. - Diane Ackerman
The knowing, I told myself, is only a vapor of the mind, and yet it can wreck havok with one's sanity. - Diane Ackerman
Life is a thing that mutates without warning, not always in enviable ways. All part of the improbable adventure of being alive, of being a brainy biped with giant dreams on a crazy blue planet. - Diane Ackerman
Tranquillity hides in small spaces, and when found needs to be treasured, because you know it's a phantom that will slip away again. - Diane Ackerman
Why was it, she asked herself, that "animals can sometimes subdue their predatory ways in only a few months, while humans, despite centuries of refinement, can quickly grow more savage than any beast? - Diane Ackerman
Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? ...We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves. - Diane Ackerman
Words are such small things, like confetti in the brain, and yet they are color and clarify everything, they can stain the mind or warp the feelings. - Diane Ackerman
It's essential to tailor rehab to what impassions someone. The brain gradually learns by riveting its attention-through endless repetitions. - Diane Ackerman
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools. - Diane Ackerman
Disassociating, mindfulness, transcendence-whatever the label-it's a sort of loophole in our contract with reality, a form of self-rescue. - Diane Ackerman
Just as big cities can deplete you with their noise and crowds and sheer sensory overload, a hospital can exhaust you, as its changing faces and personalities blur and strangers wake you repeatedly. - Diane Ackerman
Who you are isn't tied solely to what you say, even though it may feel that way to you now. - Diane Ackerman
Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time. - Diane Ackerman
How can love's spaciousnessbe conveyed in the narrowconfines of one syllable? - Diane Ackerman
Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable. - Diane Ackerman
Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. - Diane Ackerman
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman
Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They're never total fits or misfits. - Diane Ackerman
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