Helen Humphreys quotes

  • This is what I know about love, That it is tested every day, and what is not renewed is lost. One chooses either to care more or to care less. Once the choice is to care less, then there is no stopping the momentum of goodbye. Each loved thing slips away. There is no stopping it.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Goodbye #Choices #Momentum

  • Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Real #Reading #Way

  • The heart is a river. The act of writing is the moving water that holds the banks apart, keeps the muscle of words flexing so that the reader can be carried along by this movement. To be given space and the chance to leave one's earthly world. Is there any greater freedom than this?
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Moving #Writing #Heart

  • What I've always found interesting in gardens is looking at what people choose to plant there. What they put in. What they leave out. One small choice and then another, and soon there is a mood, an atmosphere, a series of limitations, a world.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Garden #People #Interesting

  • It's easy to feel equal to wanting. It's rare to feel equal to having.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Inspirational #Easy #Equal

  • Love is not a good thing, I've decided. It just makes you afraid you'll lose what you love, and then, because your fear makes a space for that to happen, it does. What's the point?
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Love Is #Space #Doe

  • There are many different stories to tell. It's never the same. Every day weather blows in and out, alters the surface. Sometimes it is stripped down to a single essential truth, the thing that is always believed, no matter what. The seeds from which the garden has grown.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Blow #Garden #Weather

  • Memory is a barricade against forgetting; light is a bulwark against darkness; life is a flex against the stillness of the grave. Maybe that's what I'm trying to do here, clear a space in all the debris, through all the anxieties and worries, where I can just exist, easily and simply, entire, for as long as I have left.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Memories #Space #Light

  • Every story is a story about death. But perhaps, if we are lucky, our story about death is also a story about love.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Lucky #Stories

  • Grief moves us like love. Grief is love, I suppose. Love as a backwards glance.
    -- Helen Humphreys

    #Grief #Moving #Glances