21 Lines Of Literature That Will Transform Your Bad Day

Ever had one of those days— I’m talking a really bad day —where you just want to shut your phone off and be away from the world? When that happens, it helps to turn to the experts on life (writers, of course). They seem to have it all figured out. And if not, they can at least offer you some guidance or improve your mood. Here’s 21 lines of literature (poetry and prose) that will turn your bad day around.

Would you like an adventure now, or would you like your tea first? – J.M. Barrie

Oh, must we dream our dreams and have them, too? –Elizabeth Bishop

I have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.- T.S. Eliot

For you are no part, but a whole; no portion, but a being. – Ezra Pound

There are no stars tonight / but those of memory. –Hart Crane

End fact. Try fiction. – Ezra Pound

But glad to have sat under thunder and rain with you, and grateful too for the sunlight on the garden. –Louis MacNeice

Nothing will give up life: even the dirt will keep breathing a small breath. –Theodore Roethke

Sundays lie in sunburnt parks. – Robert Fitzgerald

Be with me, darling, early and late. – John Fredrick Nims

You are like the flowers that vomit beauty at midnight -William Carlos Williams

I would link the minutes of my days close, somehow, to your days. –Muriel Rukeyser

I lost two cities, lovely ones. –Elizabeth Bishop

I have looked at it so long I think it is a part of my heart. – Sylvia Plath

Sit somewhere for a while and say things. – Philip Levine

I am falling asleep to the music of the sea – Adrienne rich

Somebody loves us all. – Elizabeth Bishop

Night usually computes itself in stars, cryptic as a punchcard. – Alice Fulton

The sun and stars seemed to reel above us. – David Mura

There was nothing to do but drive, ride it out, sing along in silence. –Stephen Dunn

Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything. – Pedro Arrupe

Oh, how we go on. – Gary Snyder

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