Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Animals don’t exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what tehy teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.

– Helen Macdonald in her book: Vesper Flights

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Almost anybody can write a good love story. It’s much harder and more interesting to find out what it takes to be married for 50 years.

-Diana Gabaldon on writing the Outlander books.

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

When we look at the ocean all we see is the surface. But what is actually down there is a whole other world that’s not only mysterious but also generates fear. And I was drawn to that.

Greg Skomal, World’s leading authority on white sharks in the Atlantic

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Seneca the Younger, Roman statesman, philosopher