Word Wall

I love words. I love quotes. I have a wall in my room dedicated to both of these, printed on scraps of paper and layered on the wall.

So why not transfer them to this palette so that more can enjoy them?

Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. – Jim Elliot

Viridity—the quality or state of being green.

Bedight—adorn, equip.

Oolitic—oölite (egg stone) is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains composed of concentric layers. The name derives from the Ancient Greek word ᾠόν for egg.

I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them. – LM Montgomery

Pink sunset casting pink onto lake

We used to think that words were cheap and weak. Now I don’t know of anything so mighty. – Emily Dickinson

Wold—a piece of high, open, uncultivated land or moor.

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. – Henry David Thoreau

When anything beautiful is dead, it’s a loss to the world. – Agatha Christie

I’m always suspicious of logic. – Steve Lattimore

Beatific—blissfully happy

Ripe milo field with blood-red sunset reflecting over it.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. – JRR Tolkien


“Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn’t break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.” 

― Cornelia Funke, Inkdeath

Welter—v. move in a turbulent fashion; n. a large number of items in no order; a confused mass.

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. – JK Rowling

Rill—a small stream

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments, when whatever the altitude the body may be, the soul is on its knees. – Victor Hugo

Abeyance: Temporary inactivity

Shibboleth—slogan; widely held belief; custom distinctive of a particular group

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees takes off his shoes
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. – Elizabeth Browning’s “Aroura Leigh”

Lilliputian—small; petty

mossy log

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. – LM Montgomery

Desuetude—a state of disuse


Cant—hypocritical and sanctimonious talk; denoting a phrase or catchword temporarily current or in fashion

Writing stories is a kind of magic, too. – Cornelia Funke

I would always rather be happy than dignified. – Charlotte Brontë

Compeer—a person of equal rank, status, or ability; a companion or associate

He delivered me because He delighted in me. – 2 Samuel 22:20

Afflatus—divinely inspired

Escutcheon–/is-kə-chən/–protective ornamental plate or part of a ship’s stern where the name is displayed

That is why most great love stories are tragedy. – Agatha Christie

Falchion—a broad, slightly curved sword with the cutting edge on the convex side

It’s a dangerous business going out your front door. – J.R.R. Tolkien

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

Dark pavement through trees.