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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Tuesday 

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 102 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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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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Happy Thursday! The Weekend is nearly here! Enjoy Today’s Quote, I really like this one…

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. 


~Tom Bodett

Happy 62nd birthday, Tom Bodett! Though he’s best known for his role as the Motel 6 spokesman, he’s also a novelist and essayist.

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Happy Humpday! Here’s your Quote of the Day for February 15th!

Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. 


Miranda July

Happy 43rd birthday, Miranda July! The multi-faceted artist’s oeuvre is a testament to trying your hand at everything—she has made work as a writer, musician, filmmaker, actor, and visual artist.

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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.

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Quote of the Day for November 19th

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. 


~Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker (born November 19, 1909) was a management consultant, educator, and author, whose prolific outpouring of books for more than half a century served as guideposts for the business world. His best-known works include The Effective Executive, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Practice of Management, and Concept of the Corporation. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.

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Quote of the Day for November 18th

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Hope you’re having a wonderful day and looking forward to the weekend ahead!

All My Best, 

Jill

This object that we hold in our hands, a book…that tactile pleasure, it’s just not going to go away. 


~Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater (born November 18, 1981) worked as a wedding musician, a portrait artist, and a waitress—but it’s her bestselling fantasy novels that have catapulted her into the spotlight. Among the most popular are Shiver, Linger, The Raven Boys, The Raven King, and The Scorpio Races. And yet that hasn’t stopped her: She still makes music (with harp and bagpipes) and art (with Prismacolor pencils).

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Quote of the Day for November 10th!

It is my belief that books are living things…. And as living things, they need to be protected. 

Holly Black

Holly Black (born November 10, 1971) is a bestselling author of fantasy fiction for children and teens, including the Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, and the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi). In 2008, the Spiderwick Chronicles was adapted into a film.

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Happy Thursday! Here’s the Quote of the day for November 3rd!

The great thing about being a writer is that you are always re-creating yourself. 


~Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz Smith (born November 3, 1942) is a bestselling mystery novelist known for his series featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko (titles include Gorky Park, Red Square, and Stalin’s Ghost). He never rereads his books after they’re published. “All I see is shortcomings and errors,” he says. Early in his career he used various pseudonyms, transforming himself multiple times, with names like Simon Quinn, Nick Carter, and Jake Logan.