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Here’s the Quote of the Day to start your week off right!

  Laughter is man’s most distinctive emotional expression. 

Margaret Mead

August 31, 1925: On this day, American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead set foot in Samoa for the first time. Her research there became the basis for Coming of Age in Samoa, a book that quickly made Mead the most famous anthropologist in the world.

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TGIF! Here’s the Quote of the Day!

  

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. 

William Wordsworth

August 28, 1833: On this day, English poet William Wordsworth tried to impress his visitor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, by standing in his garden and reciting poetry. Emerson nearly burst out laughing at the sight.

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Quote of the day for Thursday!

  

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. 

Jeanette Winterson

Happy birthday, Jeanette Winterson! Before the award-winning English writer became famous for books like Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, she wanted to be a Pentecostal Christian Missionary. She started writing sermons at age six.

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Hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday! Here’s today’s quote…

  

Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life. 

Brian Moore

Irish-Canadian novelist Brian Moore (born August 25, 1921) left school after failing his senior exams. Despite the educational setback, he went on to become an internationally acclaimed writer, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the few genuine masters of the contemporary novel.”

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Hope you’re having a great Monday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is. 

John Green

Happy birthday, John Green! The beloved YA writer was supposed to make a cameo appearance in the film adaption of his book The Fault in Our Stars. His scene was cut, but Green was assured by the director that his acting had been “perfectly adequate.”

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

  

The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished. 

Nelson DeMille

Happy birthday, Nelson DeMille! The thriller writer occasionally names characters in his books after fans—a reward of sorts for their generous contributions to charity organizations.

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

  

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. 

Annie Proulx

Happy birthday, Annie Proulx! The novelist’s family has been in the United States for a very long time. Her ancestors came to America just fifteen years after the Mayflower.

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Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Here’s the Quote for Today…

   
 

Some people care too much. I think it’s called love. 

A.A. Milne

August 21, 1921: On this day, Christopher Milne received a teddy bear for his first birthday. He called it “Edward Bear” before settling on “Winnie-the-Pooh.” His father, A.A. Milne, published his first Pooh story four years later.