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

The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there. 


Truman Capote

Not long after midnight on April 14, 1965, the murderers depicted in Truman Capote’s true-crime book, In Cold Blood, were executed. The writer was in attendance.

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Thank Goodness it’s the middle of the week already! Have a great quote for you today!

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. 


Ben Okri

Happy 58th birthday, Ben Okri! As a teenager, the Nigerian poet and novelist lived through his country’s civil war. He originally wanted to be a physicist, but soon decided that poetry was his true calling.

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It’s a Start of a New Week! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that’s a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect. 


Rob Reiner

Happy 70th birthday, Rob Reiner! The director of When Harry Met Sally… and The Princess Bride got his start as a writer on The Smothers Brothers.

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

I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us. 


~Khaled Hosseini

Before Khaled Hosseini (born March 4, 1965) became a novelist, he was a doctor. Even after his first book, The Kite Runner, was published, he continued to practice for another year and a half before deciding to write full time.

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

What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? 

~Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison (born March 1, 1914) took about six years to write his first novel, Invisible Man, which won a National Book Award. His second, Juneteenth, had a harder road. First, 300 pages of the manuscript burned in a house fire, then he wrote 2,000 pages that were pared down and published posthumously.

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Happy Sunday! Here’s Today’s Quote…

All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love. 


Johnny Cash

When legendary musician Johnny Cash (born February 26, 1932) joined the Air Force, he wasn’t allowed to use his birth name, J.R., so he named himself John. Based in Germany during the Korean War, Cash was a Morse Code interpreter and became the first American to know of Stalin’s death.

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What a Wonderful Way to Start the Weekend but a Quote from One of My Favorite Writers and Directors!

Is it fair to have given us the memory of what was and the desire of what could be when we must suffer what is? 


~Neil Jordan

Happy 67th birthday, Neil Jordan! His original dream was to write fiction, but Jordan successful films soon overshadowed his novels—My favorite, Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair (1999),  he’s written and directed The Crying Game, Michael Collins, and Breakfast on Pluto.

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Here’s a Quote to start the week off right! Have a great Monday! 

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. 


Charles M. Schulz
February 13, 2000: The last original Peanuts comic strip was published 17 years ago today. Poor Charlie Brown’s undying love for the little red-haired girl was never returned in the strip.

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

Over the river and through the wood 

To grandfather’s house we go 


Lydia Maria Francis Child

American activist Lydia Maria Child (born February 11, 1802) may have been the first prominent abolitionist to advocate immediate emancipation without compensation to slave owners—she also wrote anti-slavery fiction. However, Child is best known for her children’s poem, Over the River and Through the Wood.

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Week’s Almost Over, Although it’s still snowing here in NYC! Here’s Today’s Quote of the Day…

Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for? 


J.M. Coetzee

Happy 77th birthday, J.M. Coetzee! The reclusive South African writer did not show up to the awards ceremony for his two Booker Prizes, but he did make an appearance when he won the Nobel Prize in 2003.