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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on love, peace, grief, contentment and solitude.

64 Momentous Quotes By Anne Morrow Lindbergh That Will Give You Life Lessons

Quick Facts

Famous As: Renowned Author & Aviator

Born On: June 22, 1906

Died On: February 7, 2001

Born In: Englewood, New Jersey

Died At Age: 94

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of ace aviator, Charles Lindberg was a renowned author. As an aviator she flew with Charles, assisting him as a navigator and radio operator, in many notable aviation milestones that he achieved. She was also the first American woman to obtain a glider pilots license in 1930. Her works included genres of poetry to non-fiction. She expressed her thoughts on distinct topics varying from solitude and contentment to youth and age, from the role of women in 20th century to love, marriage and peace. Her first book was, ‘North to the Orient’, and she continued to write prose and poetry. Anne was however, criticized for supporting the German and Italian powers in her book ‘The Wave of the Future’. She also published her diaries, but it was the book ‘Gift from the Sea’, which made her a hero among the women. Her sayings are sure to lift your spirits on a gloomy day. After Charles' death she isolated herself and worked on future publications until her last day. Here’s what this famous person expresses in her quotations.

The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time... It's gotton beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeded.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Him that I love, I wish to be free -- even from me.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I would like to achieve a state of inner spiritual grace from which I could function and give as I was meant to in the eye of God.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being concious of living.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Woman must come of age by herself... She must find her true center alone.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day- like writing a poem or saying a prayer.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can only collect a few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My Life cannot implement in action the demands of all the people to whom my heart responds.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

No man is an island,' said John Donne. I feel we are all islands -- in a common sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When I cannot write a poem, I bake biscuits and feel just as pleased.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Yesterday's fairy tale is today's fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

By and large,mothers and house wives are the only workers who do not have regular time off.They are the great vacationless class

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What a commentary on our civilization, when being alone is considered suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it—like a secret vice!

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Not knowing how to feed the spirit, we try to muffle its demands in distraction...What matters is that one be for a time inwardly attentive.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

You can’t just write and write and put things in a drawer. They wither without the warm sun of someone else’s appreciation.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Everything today has been heavy and brown. Bring me a Unicorn to ride about the town.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I want to be pure in heart -- but I like to wear my purple dress.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The web of marriage is made by propinquity, in the day to day living side by side, looking outward in the same direction. It is woven in space and in time of the substance of life itself.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Can one make the future a substitute for the present? And what guarantee have we that the future will be any better if we neglect the present?

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There are, in fact, certain roads that one may follow. Simplification of life is one of them.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only when one is connected to one's inner core is one connected to others. And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through solitude.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I feel a hunger now- a real hunger-for letting the pool still itself & seeing the reflections.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Love does not consist in gazing at each other (one perfect sunrise gazing at another!) but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Great problems that face the world today in both the private and the public sphere cannot be solved by women – or by men – alone. They can only be surmounted by men and women side by side.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It isn't for the moment you are stuck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity, faith and security.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When the heart is flooded with love there is no room in it for fear, for doubt, for hesitation.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Woman must come of age by herself. This is the essence of "coming of age" -to learn how to stand alone.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Every step, even a tentative one, counts.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

All living relationships are in process of change, of expansion, and must perpetually be building themselves new forms. But there is no single fixed form to express such a changing relationship.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The collector walks with blinders on; he sees nothing but the prize.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

But the bond—the bond of romantic love is something else. It has so little to do with propinquity or habit or space or time or life itself. It leaps across all of them, like a rainbow—or a glance.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There comes a moment when the things one has written, even a traveler's memories, stand up and demand a justification. They require an explanation. They query, 'Who am I? What is my name? Why am I here?

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It's as if you've been walking against a great wind all your life, and then the wind is gone, and you can't walk.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The acquisitive instinct is incompatible with true appreciation of beauty

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of. It leads not to unification but to fragmentation. It does not bring grace; it destroys the soul.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Eternally, woman spills herself away in driblets to the thirsty, seldom being allowed the time, the quiet, the peace, to let the pitcher fill up to the brim.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I walked far down the beach, soothed by the rhythm of the waves, the sun on my bare back and legs, the wind and mist from the spray on my hair.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

No man is an island,” said John Donne. I feel we are all islands—in a common sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I had the feeling, when the thoughts first clarified on paper, that my experience was very different from other people’s. (Are we all under this illusion?)

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There are certain roads that one may follow. Simplification of life is one of them.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh