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Days

  • A day so soft you could wrap a baby in it.

  • Every day is a god, each day is a god, and holiness holds forth in time.

  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

  • Time expanded. The day widened, pulled from both ends by the shrinking dark, as if darkness itself were a pair of hands and daylight a skein between them, a flexible membrane, and the hands that had pressed together all winter — praying, paralyzed with foreboding — now flung open wide.

  • ... the blue and cloudless day closes like the lid of a casket of jewels upon the violet rim of sea, and shuts out the light.

  • Day sleeps on the cloud-pillowed mountains. / Poised at the center of motion is the spinning world.

  • Each day scatters its dust as it hurries by, and leaves its broken ends and scraps for the coming hours to collect and sort away, dust of mind, and dust of matter.

  • It was one of those days so clear, so still, so silent, you almost feel the earth itself has stopped in astonishment at its own beauty.

    • Katherine Mansfield,
    • 1928, in J. Middleton Murry, ed., The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield ()
  • Noon — is the Hinge of Day — ...

    • Emily Dickinson,
    • c. 1864, in Thomas H. Johnson, ed., The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson ()
  • The days one works are the best days.

  • Some days are happy days — of themselves, as if for their own sakes. They seem to be enjoying themselves, regardless of what use may be made of them.

  • ... the days ride stallions / and leave us in the dust ...

  • I only need to see my path / For this one day.

    • Mary Butts,
    • "To-Day," in Mary Allette Ayer, Heart Melodies ()
  • If you wake up in the morning with a great sense of the things that have to be done in the day in order to get through to the next day, you lose the sense of the day as any kind of end in itself.

    • Fay Weldon,
    • in Nina Winter, Interview With the Muse ()
  • Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky, and want more than all the world your return.

  • At my age days dissolve like salt in water; the day's gone and I don't even know what I've done with the hours.

  • There is something inexpressibly beautiful in the unused day, something beautiful in the fact that it is still untouched, unsoiled; and town and country share alike in this loveliness.

  • O! if there were a continuance of days like this, the dead would arise out of their graves; the air has resurrection in it.

    • Eugénie de Guérin,
    • letter (1841), in Guillaume S. Trébutien, ed., Letters of Eugénie de Guérin ()
  • My days ran away so fast. I simply ran after my days.

  • We sail, at sunrise, daily, 'outward bound.'

  • The day with work that must be done snapped at her heels like an untrained pup.

  • The afternoon sways like an elephant ... / ... / This elephant afternoon / Winks at the glory of which it is part, / And bears itself with patience. Soon / It will be trumpeting.

  • The days slipped down like junket, leaving no taste on the tongue.

  • The days are long, the years short.

    • Annette Mack,
    • in Michelle Edwards, A Knitter's Home Companion ()
  • I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

  • The day is divided into two important sections: Mealtimes and everything else.

  • ... the days of our lives vanish utterly, more insubstantial than if they had been invented. Fiction can seem more enduring than reality.

  • Some days it doesn't pay to get up in the morning but usually, by the time we find that out, it's too late.

  • Well, this is the end of a perfect day, / Near the end of a journey, too ...

  • Just for today I will be happy. ... Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is ... Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime. Just for today ...

    • Sybil F. Partridge,
    • "Just for Today" (1916), in Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying, and Start Living ()
  • I believe that true identity is found ... in creative activity springing from within. It is found when one loses oneself.

  • And one perfect day can give clues for a more perfect life.

  • The first nice day after several rainy days is called 'Monday.'

    • Lisa Cofield,
    • in Lisa Cofield, Debbie Dingerson, and Leah Rush, Mrs. Murphy's Laws ()
  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.