Quote of the Day!

  

Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. 

~George R.R. Martin

August 6, 1996: A Game of Thrones was first published 19 years ago today. George R.R. Martin wrote the landmark fantasy novel (as well as its sequels) on a thirty-year-old PC using a rather ancient WordStar 4.0 word processor. He owns a separate computer for checking his email.

Quote of the Day for Tuesday!

  

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you. 

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (born July 28, 1866), author of the beloved Peter Rabbit books, showed an early interest in animals. As a child, she and her younger brother took care of mice, rabbits, a hedgehog, bats, butterflies, and insects.

Happy Thursday! The Week’s Almost Over! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

  

To say goodbye is to die a little

Raymond Chandler

American novelist Raymond Chandler (born July 23, 1888) worked with director Alfred Hitchcock on the screenplay for Strangers on a Train. The collaboration did not go well. The two called each other names and refused to talk to each other, culminating in Hitchcock throwing Chandler’s drafts in the trash while holding his own nose in disgust.

TGIF! Here’s the Quote for Today!

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The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination. 

Richard Wright

May 29, 1925: On this day, Richard Wright delivered the valedictorian speech at his ninth grade graduation. His original speech—the one he wrote before the school’s principal interfered—was a criticism of the South’s segregated system of education.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Happy Memorial Day! Here is your quote of the day…

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Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read. 

Raymond Carver

Before finding success as a writer, Raymond Carver (born May 25, 1938) was a night custodian at a hospital. He finished all his janitorial work in the first hour so he could spend the rest of the night writing.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote for today, Thursday, May 21st

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. 

Alexander Pope

As a child, Alexander Pope (born May 21, 1688) suffered from illnesses that stunted his growth and gave him persistent headaches. He didn’t let any of that stop him from becoming one of the greatest poets of his age.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the day for Tuesday

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Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. 

Nora Ephron

Before finding international success as a novelist and screenwriter, Nora Ephron (born May 19, 1941) briefly worked as an intern at the White House while John F. Kennedy was president.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts