( Excerpts from “ Simple Abundance ” by Sarah Ban Breathnach )

“ For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the Power to recall memories and it’s a Pity that we use it so little. ” = Rachel Carson

“ I wish you all manner of prosperity, with a little more taste. ” = Alain René Le Sage

“ O world invisible, we view thee .. O world intangible, we touch thee .. O world unknowable, we know thee. ” = Francis Thompson

“ Intuition is a spiritual faculty, and does not explain, but simply points the way. ” = Florence Scovel Shinn

 “ Taking joy in life is a woman’s best Cosmetic. ” = Rosalind Russell

 “ I don’t believe makeup and right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience. ” = Sharon Stone

 “ Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my Passion, everything invites me to cherish it. ” = Anne De Lenclos

( Excerpted by Subhash Patri )