It is easy to crush an enemy outside oneself but impossible to defeat an enemy within.
Japanese novelist Eiji Yoshikawa (born August 11, 1892) is best known for his historical work Musashi, a vivid account of the life of a samurai. The author’s real name was Yoshikawa Hidetsugu, and primary school was the extent of his formal education. But he went on to write more books on Japanese historical figures, and he won major awards and was highly regarded for his literary achievements, historical knowledge, and psychological insight.
An adult coloring book based on inspiring cancer quotes is a lovely item to help you or a loved one through their journey. Blank pages have been inserted between the artwork for ideas, journaling, or for anything that comes to mind to write down.
As someone who has been through this journey, I hope that this coloring book and journal with some amazing inspiring quotes, help you or your loved ones win your fight!
No one can truly know how it feels, but from one survivor and fighter to another, writing down your feelings and journey, will not only help you, but it can also be a conversation to your loved ones on how you feel. I have also provided inspirational quotes specifically to our illness that can be uplifting and colorful once you’ve used your pens, pencils, or crayons to create your masterpiece!
To every cancer Fighter, you all are in my thoughts and prayers!
Serious literature does not exist to make life easy but to complicate it.
Polish novelist and playwright Witold Gombrowicz (born August 4, 1904) produced works that examined humanity from a psychological standpoint and were considered forerunners of the genre known as Theatre of the Absurd. His first novel, Ferdydurke, exposed the fundamental immaturity of people. Gombrowicz had trained as a lawyer at the University of Warsaw, and throughout his life he didn’t hesitate to challenge established opinions.
In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.
Happy birthday, Rose Tremain! The award-winning British novelist (Restoration, Music & Silence, The Road Home) focuses on historical narratives and the lives of outsiders. She studied English as an undergraduate at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., later taught creative writing there, and is now the chancellor—the first writer, woman, and UEA graduate to step into that role.
No doubt I shall go on writing, stumbling across tundras of unmeaning, planting words like bloody flags in my wake….
Scottish novelist Alexander Trocchi (born July 30, 1925) edited the literary magazine Merlin in the early 1950s, which published the work of Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Pablo Neruda, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others. Trocchi’s own writing chronicled heroin addiction (Cain’s Book), which plagued him for most of his life. He is also best known for his dark novella (Young Adam) and pornography classic (Helen and Desire) as well as for his involvement in avant-garde movements of the mid-20th century.
The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies.
André Maurois (born July 26, 1885) is remembered for his eloquent biographies of literary giants, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Victor Hugo, George Sand, Honoré de Balzac, and Marcel Proust. The French writer (real name Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog) had a colorful life himself: He served in both world wars and was elected to the prestigious Académie Française.
Take a good book to bed with you—books do not snore.
Happy birthday, Thea Dorn! The award-winning German writer (real name Christiane Scherer) focused on philosophy and theater studies in school, and she chose her pseudonym to allude to philosopher Theodor Adorno. She is largely known for her crime fiction, though she has also felt at home with theatrical pieces and as a TV host for a literary program.
To give your positive or negative attention to something is a way of giving energy. The most damaging form of behavior is withholding your attention.
Japanese author Masaru Emoto (born July 22, 1943) was a doctor of alternative medicine who devoted more than 20 years of his life to studying water, determining that in its frozen crystal form, water can reveal the healing power of music, prayer, and positive thinking. He is remembered for his beautiful water-crystal photographs as well as books such as The Hidden Messages in Water and The True Power of Water.
Happy birthday, Michael Connelly! The award-winning novelist created this personal credo for his best-known fictional character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch. While in college, Connelly decided to study journalism after discovering Raymond Chandler’s detective stories. Working the crime beat in Florida and Los Angeles provided rich fodder for his later books—more than two dozen to date, with 60 million copies sold worldwide.