Quote

Happy Monday! Here’s Today’s Quote…

  

One can’t fight with oneself, for this battle has only one loser. 


Mario Vargas Llosa

Happy birthday, Mario Vargas Llosa! The Peruvian writer and politician grew up believing his father was dead. In reality, his parents had simply divorced, but Llosa’s mother thought the lie was easier for a young boy to understand.

Happy Humpday! Here’s a Quote to get you through the middle of your week…

  

Humans, not places, make memories. 


~Ama Ata Aidoo

Happy birthday, Ama Ata Aidoo! While she studied at the University of Ghana, she wrote her first play, The Dilemma of a Ghost. The play was published a year later, making her the first published African woman dramatist.

Make it a Great Day!

All My Best, 

Jill

Happy Sunday! Here’s the Quote of the Day…

  

Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none 


Lois Lowry

Happy birthday, Lois Lowry! The Giver writer was born Cena Hammersberg, after her Norwegian grandmother. Guess who didn’t approve of this idea? Grandmother Cena. She sternly advised giving her granddaughter a more American name—and shortly after, baby Cena was renamed Lois.

Happy Saturday All! Here’s the Quote of the Day…

  

Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. 


William Allingham

Irish poet William Allingham (born March 19, 1824) achieved a moderate level of fame during his lifetime, but he is best remembered for his posthumously published diary, which was edited by his wife. The diary details his entertaining encounters with Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Carlyle, and other famous writers.

Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Here’s the Quote of the Day…

  

It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you. 


~John Updike

American novelist John Updike (born March 18, 1932) is one of only three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He won the award first in 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich and then in 1990 for Rabbit at Rest.

As always, Make it a Great Day!

All My Best, 

Jill

Here’s Monday’s Quote of the Day…

  

Whenever I don’t know whether to fight or not, I fight. 


~Emily Murphy

Canadian women’s rights activist and author Emily Murphy (born March 14, 1868) is one of the “Valiant Five.” Together with Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby, she launched the Persons Case, which argued women should have the right to sit in the Senate of Canada. The “Valiant Five” won their case in 1929—and each of them were named honorary senators in 2009.

Hope you’re having a great Sunday! Here’s the Quote of the day…

  

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life 


Henrik Ibsen

March 13, 1891: On this day, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts opened in London. The play’s frank discussion of incest, religion, and euthanasia was not well-received at the time. King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway even found it necessary to tell the playwright that Ghosts was not a good play.

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

  

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind. 


~Carl Hiaasen

Happy birthday, Carl Hiassen! The Hoot author helped make Christopher Paolini’s book, Eragon, an international bestseller. Hiassen read the epic fantasy tale when it was self-published. He recommended it to one of his editors at the publishing house Alfred A. Knopf, and—after a round of editing and a new cover—Eragon was re-released a year later. Paolini’s books have since sold over 35 million copies.
Make it a Great Day!
All My Best, 

Jill

Thank Heavens It’s Friday! Here’s Today’s Quote…

  

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. 


~Lorraine Hansberry

March 11, 1959: On this day, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun premiered at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was the first play written and acted by African-Americans to open on Broadway.
Make it a Great Day!

XX, Jill