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Quotes of the Day for 22 June 2002 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow was born at Englewood, New Jersey on this day in 1906. Her father was a successful businessman and US Senator, her mother an educator and published poet. She married Charles Lindbergh in 1929, and was his copilot, navigator, and radio operator as they surveyed hundreds of new air routes - they flew together for over 100,000 miles when planes flew much more slowly than today. Their first child was kidnapped and killed in 1932. Out of this ambitious life Anne wrote 13 books, and as these quotes demonstrate, she saw and then wrote with clarity.

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The quotes:

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.

What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it - like a secret vice.

Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.

America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
     - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906 - 2001

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