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It’s the start to a new week! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. 

Charles Dickens

August 3, 1861: The last installment of Great Expectations was published 154 years ago today. When Charles Dickens first came up with the premise for the novel, he referred to it as “a very fine, new and grotesque idea.”

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Have a Wonderful Sunday! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

  

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.

 Isabel Allende 

Happy birthday, Isabel Allende! The Chilean-American writer has been called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author,” and in 2004, President Barack Obama recognized her inspiring body of work with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Happy Saturday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. 

Robert Frost

August 1, 1915: Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken was first published in the Atlantic Monthly 100 years ago today. While the poem works as a metaphor for the weight we put on turning points in our lives, Frost later insisted the verses were simply inspired by a literal walk in the woods.

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TGIF! The weekend’s almost here! Let’s celebrate with the Quote of the Day!

  

Maybe the grass is greener on the other side depends who was standing in it. Sometimes you have to go over there and look. 

Lynne Rae Perkins

Happy birthday, Lynne Rae Perkins! The Pittsburgh native studied art in college and didn’t consider writing until an art director asked if she had a story to go along with her drawings. Perkins discovered she did indeed have a story—the result was Home Lovely, her first published children’s book.

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Happy Thursday! Here’s your quote of the day!

  

And people tended not to bother a woman with a book. 

Cherie Priest

Happy birthday, Cherie Priest! The American author introduced many readers to steampunk with her Clockwork Century books, which are set in an alternate history world dominated by steam-powered tech, zombies, and a seemingly never-ending Civil War.

Here’s your Arthurian Quote of the Day for Wednesday!

1morganlefaye:

From my ArthurianRomances.com website!
Enjoy 😊

Originally posted on Arthurian Romances:

I found Him in the shining of the stars,

I marked Him in the flowering of His fields,

But in His ways with men I find Him not.

I waged His wars, and now I pass and die.

~Idylls of the King (1856–1885) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Passing of Arthur

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Happy Humpday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not. 

Chang-rae Lee

After working on Wall Street for a year, Korean American novelist Chang-Rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) went back to school to get a masters degree in writing. Upon graduating, he turned his thesis into his first novel, the award-winning Native Speaker.

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Happy Tuesday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

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.

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Happy Sunday! Here’s Your Quote of The Day…

  

Life is just action and reaction, rationalizations are added later on 

Ibn-e-Safi

Ibn-e-Safi is the pen name of famed Pakistani writer and poet Asrar Ahmad (born July 26, 1928). It is an Arabian expression which translates to Son of Safi—safi meaning chaste or righteous.

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Happy Saturday! Here’s Your Quote of The Day…

  

The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept. 

Jack London

July 25, 1897: On this day, Jack London set sail to join the Klondike Gold Rush. He would develop scurvy and lose his front teeth in the harsh conditions, but the experience would also inspire him to write the first of his successful fiction.