Quote of the day for Thursday

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To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better. 

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo (born February 26, 1802) is partially responsible for the preservation of pre-Renaissance buildings in France. With the popularity of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, tourists poured in to the City of Paris to visit the crumbling Cathedral of Notre Dame, leading to its eventual restoration.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the day for Monday

Sorry it’s late but better late than never! ☺
Here’s your quote of the day…

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Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. 

W.E.B. Du Bois

Historian, activist, and writer W.E.B. Du Bois (born February 23, 1868) cofounded the NAACP and wrote The Souls of Black Folk, a collection of essays that is considered a seminal work of African-American literature.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the Day for Wednesday

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She wanted to be extraordinary, to possess a savage glitter. 

Joy Williams

Happy 72nd birthday, Joy Williams! After grad school in the Midwest, the writer moved to a trailer park in Florida, near a swamp full of alligators. The new environment led her to write State of Grace, which was nominated for a National Book Award.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quotes of the day for Friday!

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Although with the snow at the beginning of the week, it somehow doesn’t feel like Friday. At any rate, I chose a couple of quotes from one of my favorite authors, Graham Greene. Hope you enjoy them!

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“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

“Pain is easy to write. In pain we’re all happily individual. But what can one write about happiness?”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

“You needn’t be so scared. Love doesn’t end. Just because we don’t see each other…”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity.

Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a “Catholic novelist” rather than as a “novelist who happened to be Catholic,” Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his writing, especially the four major Catholic novels: Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, and The Power and the Glory. Works such as The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage.

I’m sure as you can tell that The End of the Affair is my favorite Greene novel. I do love his other works but this one is quasi autobiographical and strikes a cord straight from the heart.
Make it a Great Day!

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