'I often sit and watch the leaves change colour and fall from the tree. To me, those leaves signify the constant change in our own lives and all the beautiful colours signify our own emotions. As the leaves, change and fall from the tree with such grace and gentleness, they're reminding us to be gentle with ourselves as this chapter ends and the next journey begins in our lives.'
(Changes, Personal and Spiritual Growth, Journeys, Final Chapters.)
The children won't leave without me; I won't leave without the King; and the King will never leave.
(Elizabeth (b. 1900), British royalty, Queen Consort (1936-1952) and Queen Mother (1952- present). As quoted in Majesty, ch. 9, by Robert Lacey (1977).
The Queen said this in 1940, responding to suggestions that the two young Princesses, Elizabeth (b. 1926) and Margaret (b. 1930), be evacuated from England for their safety during the Second World War. She was the Consort of King George VI (1895- 1952).)
If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn't it?
(Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter, and Seton I. Miller (1902-1974), U.S. Alexander Hall. Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), Here Comes Mr. Jordan, declining to tell Joe everything about the new life he's assumed (1941).
From the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.)