(Ray Stannard Baker) David Grayson Love Quote and Sayings
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Ray Stannard Baker (April 17, 1870 – July 12, 1946), also known by his pen name David Grayson, was a American journalist and author born in Lansing, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), he attended law school at the University of Michigan in 1891 before launching his career as a journalist in 1892 with the Chicago News-Record, where he covered the Pullman Strike and Coxey’s Army in 1894.
Sayings by David Grayson
1. I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays–let them overtake me unexpectedly–waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: Why this is Christmas Day!
2. Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
3. Life is too brief. I had a friend whom I intended to know better. Yesterday he died.
4. A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
5. Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be.
6. Happiness … she loves, to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness, self sacrifice. She will be found not in places but lurking in cornfields and factories; and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child.
7. The sense of wishing to be known only for what one really is is like putting on an old, easy, comfortable garment. You are no longer afraid of anybody or anything. You say to yourself, ‘Here I am – just so ugly, dull, poor, beautiful, rich, interesting, amusing, ridiculous – take me or leave me.’ And how absolutely beautiful it is to be doing only what lies within your own capabilities and is part of your own nature. It is like a great burden rolled off a man’s back when he comes to want to appear nothing that he is not, to take out of life only what is truly his own.