Rebecca Wells quotes

  • It's life. You don't figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Life #Beast #Figures

  • Maybe people are more like the earth than we know. Maybe they have fault lines that sooner or later are going to split open under pressure.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Depression #People #Earth

  • Good enough is good enough. Perfect will make you a big fat mess every time.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Inspirational #Perfect #Good Enough

  • Friends are supposed to act like harbor boats-let you know if you're off course. But it ain't always possible.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Friendship #Boat #Harbors

  • Sometimes lost treasures can be reclaimed.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Treasure #Sometimes #Lost

  • Forget love. Try good manners.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Good Man #Trying #Forget

  • I value humor, kindness, and the ability to tell a good story far more than money, status, or the kind of car someone drives.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Kindness #Car #Stories

  • As a writer, I am not goddess of the universes I create. I am at most a stage manager of the plentiful gifts which tumble out of the horn of plenty, which is to say there is a source so sweet and forgiving and generous that I pray every day to let that source be my guide.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Sweet #Forgiving #Praying

  • Flowers heal me. Tulips make me happy. I keep myself surrounded by them as soon as they start coming to the island from Canada, and after that when they come from the fields in La Connor, not far from where I live.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Flower #Islands #Canada

  • I believe that we are given strength and help from a power much larger than ourselves. I believe if I humble myself that this power will come through me, and help me create work that is bigger than I would have ever been able to have done alone.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Believe #Humble #Done

  • I come to writing from hearing great stories as a child in Louisiana, where the mark of a person was his or her ability to be a raconteur. I also come to writing as a professional actress whose body has been trained to listen and smell and inhabit characters without judgment.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Children #Character #Writing

  • I think of myself as Rebecca Wells from Lodi Plantation, in Central Louisiana, a girl who was lucky enough to be born into a family that encouraged creativity and didn't call me lazy or nuts when I dressed up in my mother's peignoirs and played the piano, having painted a small sign decorated in glitter that read 'The Piano Fairy Girl.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Girl #Mother #Creativity

  • I am the kind of woman who loves hurricanes. They put me in a party mood. Make me want to eat oysters on the half shell, and act slutty.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Party #Oysters #Half

  • The love we most cherish will, of necessity, bring us pain. Because that love is like the setting of a body with broken bones. But I want to stage the setting. I want to direct all scenes.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Pain #Love Is #Broken

  • I never claimed to be a low-maintenance gal, but when I'm writing, it's particularly challenging. I lose things constantly: my watch, my glasses, my papers, my mind.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Writing #Glasses #Challenges

  • Don't ever admit you know a thing about cooking or it'll be used against you ...
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Cooking #Used

  • I swear I could write a book about all the things no one has ever thanked me for.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Gratitude #Book #Writing

  • we have to suffer mosquitoes the size of blackbirds.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Suffering #Size #Mosquitoes

  • the process of a book's coming to life is not fully complete until your imagination meets mine on the page. The words evoke pictures and something altogether new is created, something different from the limits of my own skills and imagination. Something that is a marriage between your heart, mind, and body - and mine.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Book #Heart #Skills

  • I now know that things I always thought I could depend on can crash in an instant. Because of the love that I have been shown, I now know what it means to be 'beloved.' I now know that no breath is to be taken for granted.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Taken #Mean #Beloved

  • I believe that illness has led me to a life of gratitude, so I consider Lyme disease at this point in my life to be a blessing in disguise.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Gratitude #Believe #Blessing

  • Sometimes you just have to reach out and grab what you want, even when they tell you not to. This is something that I've struggled with my whole life long.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Long #Want #Sometimes

  • But who has time to write memoirs? I’m still living my memoirs.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Writing #Memoir #Stills

  • I want to lay up like that, to float unstructured, without ambition or anxiety. I want to inhabit my life like a porch.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Ambition #Anxiety #Want

  • There is the truth of history, and there is the truth of what a person remembers.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Remember #Persons

  • Sadness can find you anywhere, anytime, so you better have fun when you can.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Fun #Sadness #Having Fun

  • What they don't know is that I went over the edge years ago, and lived to tell the tale.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Years #Tales #Over The Edge

  • I have been missing the point. The point is not knowing another person, or learning to love another person. The point is simply this: how tender can we bear to be? What good manners can we show as we welcome ourselves and others into our hearts?
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Heart #Knowing #Missing

  • Life is short but it is wide. This too shall pass.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Life Is Short #Life Is #This Too Shall Pass

  • When I'm reading, wherever I am, I'm always somewhere else.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Reading

  • These are all I have. I do not have the wide, bright beacon of some solid old lighthouse, guiding ships safely home, past the jaggedrocks. I only have these little glimmers that flicker and then go out.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Home #Past #Littles

  • A scent that disturbs me and delights me. It smells like ripe pears, vetiver, a bit of violet and something else- something spicy almost biting and exotic.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Smell #Delight #Scent

  • At the beauty of what she had stumbled onto, at the fear that something terrible would happen because she was not vigilant enough. She cried at the fear of something so good that she would not be brave enough to bear it.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Fear #Brave #Bears

  • Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that's it?
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Depression #Girl #Virginity

  • How wide and sweet and wild motherhood and sisterhood can be.
    -- Rebecca Wells

    #Sweet #Motherhood #Sisterhood