"Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don't, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you."
"For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us."
"Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be."
"When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks."
"Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it."
"By mere burial man arrives not at bliss and in the future life, throughout its whole infinite range, they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here, who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here - the Infinite."
"Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it."
"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."
"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me."
"What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on."