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

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Quote of the day for Saturday

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The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. 

Daniel Defoe

April 25, 1719: Robinson Crusoe was published 296 years ago today. The first edition credited the novel’s narrator, Crusoe, as the author, leading early readers to believe the story of survival actually happened.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote for Today, Sunday, April 12th

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The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read 

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (born April 12, 1947) dreamed of joining the military in his youth, but his poor eyesight prevented him. Undeterred, he channeled his passion into his books. After finding success with best-sellers like The Hunt for Red October, he bought himself a tank.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the Day for Thursday, March 26th

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If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels. 

Tennessee Williams

When Tennessee Williams (born March 26, 1911) did time at the International Shoe Company, he became friends with a fellow worker: Stanley Kowalski. Williams later borrowed the name for the memorable character first played by Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.

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

Good Monday Morning, Everyone! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

Theodor Geisel (born March 2, 1904), a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, acquired his pseudonym as a student at Dartmouth. He was caught drinking with friends and, as punishment, was forced to drop out of his extracurricular activities. That didn’t stop him from continuing to write for the campus humor magazine using his mother’s maiden name, Seuss.

Quote of the day for Thursday

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We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky. 

Walter Mosley

Happy 64th birthday, Walter Mosley! The author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries was inspired to take a writing class after reading Alice Walker’s book, The Color Purple.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

Quote of the Day for Tuesday

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It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing. 

Gertrude Stein

Writer and art collector Gertrude Stein (born February 3, 1874) coined the term “Lost Generation” to describe the generation that came of age during World War One. Ernest Hemingway used it as part of an epigraph for The Sun Also Rises, popularizing the term.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts