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 Sunday!

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This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down. 

Ben Okri

Happy 56th birthday, Ben Okri! The Nigerian writer spent his early childhood in London, then moved back to Lagos right before the Nigerian Civil War broke out. His experiences as a child in wartime influenced work like The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

T.G.I.F! Here’s the Quote of the Day…

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A word has power in and of itself. It comes from nothing into sound and meaning; it gives origin to all things. 

N. Scott Momaday

Happy 81st birthday, N. Scott Momaday! The writer tapped into his Kiowa heritage and his experiences at Jemez Pueblo to write House Made of Dawn, which won a Pulitzer Prize and spawned a renaissance of books by Native Americans.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the day for Saturday

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I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you 
Till China and Africa meet, 
And the river jumps over the mountain 
And the salmon sing in the street 

W.H. Auden

Soon after British poet W.H. Auden (born February 21, 1907) arrived in New York City he began living at February House, an art commune that also included novelist Carson McCullers, writers Jane and Paul Bowles, and the burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. The house was later demolished because of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts