Happy Saturday! Here’s the Quote of the Day!

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. 

Anaïs Nin

May 23, 1980: On this day, Anaïs Nin’s ex-husbands, Ian Hugo and Rupert Pole, met at a garden party. Neither knew that they had both been married to Nin at the same time.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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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

Quote of the Day!

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But as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together. 

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko (born March 5, 1948) grew up on the Laguno Pueblo reservation. While enrolled in law school at the University of New Mexico, she read Bleak House by Charles Dickens. It inspired her to quit and become a writer.

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

Quote of the Day

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The tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars, life is your child, but there is in me 
Older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye that watched before there was an ocean. 

Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers (born January 10, 1887) wrote poetry while perched atop Hawk Tower, a 40-foot stone structure on the California coast that he built with his own hands.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the day for Saturday!

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Perhaps man has a hundred senses, and when he dies only the five senses that we know perish with him, and the other ninety-five remain alive. 

Anton Chekhov

January 17, 1904: Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s tragicomic last work, The Cherry Orchard, premiered 111 years ago today. It was also Chekhov’s 44th birthday.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts