Malvina Reynolds quotes

  • Love is something, if you give it away, you end up having more.
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Love Is #Giving #Ends

  • Some other eyes will look around, and find the things I've never found.
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Eye #Intelligence #Looks

  • And there's doctors and lawyers, And business executives, And they're all made out of ticky tacky And they all look just the same.
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Doctors #Tacky #Looks

  • Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky-tacky, Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes all the same.
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Tacky #Littles #Made

  • God Bless the grass That grows through the crack They roll the concrete over it To try and keep it back The concrete gets tired Of what it has to do It breaks and it buckles And the grass grows through. God bless the grass
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Tired #Trying #Cracks

  • I'm so respectable I'm getting scared ... I must be doing something wrong.
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Scared #Respectable

  • Celebrate my death for the good times I've had, For the work that I've done and the friends that I've made. Celebrate my death, of whom it could be said, "She was a working class woman, and a red."
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Class #Done #Red

  • Just a little rain falling all around The grass lifts its head to the heavenly sound Just a little rain, just a little rain What have they done to the rain? Just a little boy standing in the rain The gentle rain that falls for years And the grass is gone and the boy disappears And the rain keeps falling like helpless tears And what have they done to the rain? Just a little breeze out of the sky The leaves nod their heads as the breeze blows by Just a little breeze with some smoke in its eye And what have they done to the rain?
    -- Malvina Reynolds

    #Fall #Rain #Eye

  • Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that's interesting then we'll want to do it.

  • This is what our love is––a sacred pattern of unbroken unity sewn flawlessly invisible inside all other images, thoughts, smells, and sounds.

  • Love is what enables us to bridge the gap of disappointment when others don't live up to the expectations we have of them.

  • Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away; Give pearls away and rubies, But keep your fancy free.

  • Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.

  • Delete, delete, delete and at the end find the ‘core aspect of the design’

  • Any time you end a relationship, and everyone has ended plenty in their life, it's always a tough thing and hard to get over.

  • Only the luckless, the petty or the deranged [end] up in court.

  • Enlightenment is, in the end, nothing more than the natural state of being. 

  • He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.

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