Life · Words

No regrets

I went for coffee this morning and spotted this quote on the wall:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

It’s apparently attributed to Mark Twain. Regardless of who said it I found it completely spoke to me, it’s gone into my quotes and words book but I wanted to share it here too. 



I have this thing for words, and for lyrics, and for quotes. I’ve collected them for years, I used to keep them in a notebook and then switched to capturing them digitally as bookmarks, or pins on my Pinboard or Pinterest, or notes on my phone. Recently I’ve gone back to a notebook – I’ve got one that looks like a TARDIS which seems like a fitting place to capture thoughts and ideas and meanings. Some of them are captured because I want to make art with them. And some are captured simply because I want to remember them. 

Today I was in my favourite coffee shop. Its walls are lined with quotes and words, every time I’m there I spot a new one. Today I spotted one that I fell instantly in love with, it’s already in the notebook along with a quick sketch of what I want to make with it. I thought I’d share it here too – it felt right.

Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory.

Dr Seuss.