The Simple Life

In honor of National Simplicity Day, Saturday, July 12, I thought I’d simply give you a few of my favorite quotes about simplicity …

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and to have courage when things go wrong.”
– Laura Ingalls Wilder


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci


“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.”
– Nicholas Sparks


“Simply consider the lessons I was taught by the campfire. Every time I was on fire detail, the situation and challenge was different. But every time, the rich reward was the same as we simply sat and enjoyed our consuming creation. And there was one aspect in particular that never failed to intrigue me, and that was the process of seeing the single small flame of the match spread to the kindling and then the twigs and then the smaller branches and finally the larger logs. It didn’t dawn on me until years later, but this was the perfect metaphor for the creative process.”
– Disney executive Michael Eisner, for the American Camping Association