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Flower Confidential by Amy  Stewart
"Fascinating view of the flower industry. For example, I had NO idea one shouldn't put freshly cut flowers near fruit...the apples off gas....something that aids in their deterioration. Also, don't put cut flowers on the TV or in direct sunlight. W..." Read more of this review »
Flower Confidential by Amy  Stewart
"Let me state that I do not garden, will never garden and plants go into fear seizures if I come too close. However, I'm surrounded by women who garden, so I end up absorbing things though osmosis I guess and have come to enjoy a few garden writers..." Read more of this review »
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Elizabeth Gilbert
“[Saint Anthony] said, in his solitude, he sometimes encountered devils who looked like angels, and other times he found angels who looked like devils. When asked how he could tell the difference, the saint said that you can only tell which is which by the way you feel after the creature has left your company.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Aristotle
“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.”
Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle

Elizabeth Gilbert
“To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have 4 legs instead of 2. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Francis of Assisi
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
Saint Francis of Assisi

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I've come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call "The Physics of The Quest" — a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: "If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself... then truth will not be withheld from you." Or so I've come to believe.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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