Quote of the Day for June 27th

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Have a Wonderful Week ahead!!!

Make it a Great Day!

XOXOX Jill

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Quote of the day for Friday!

We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind. 


Douglas Preston

Happy birthday, Douglas Preston! The bestselling novelist comes pretty close to being a real-life Indiana Jones. A former instructor at Princeton University, he’s been on adventures all over the world. One of the most impressive? A journey into an ancient Egyptian burial chamber that had not been explored for over 3,000 years.

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Here’s a Great Quote for the Monday blues!

This is something we all need to do more often!
  

There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. 

Stephen Chbosky
Happy birthday, Stephen Chbosky! The American author spent five years thinking about the main plot ideas that would lead him to write The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The main character, Charlie, is loosely based on himself, and “countless details” in the novel are taken from his own adolescence.

Happy Black Friday! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

  

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. 
~Saul Bellow

November 27, 1947: On this day, Saul Bellow got a job offer. His father, perhaps unimpressed with his son’s career as a novelist, offered to make him a mine supervisor at $10,000 a year.

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

  

Body and soul, let’s all go / transformed into arrows! / Piercing the air / body and soul, let’s go / with no turning back. 

Ko Un

August 15, 1982: On this day, Ko Un was released from prison under a general amnesty. The former Buddhist monk, who had been given a life sentence for resisting the South Korean military dictatorship, went on to become one of the most acclaimed poets in Korea.

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

  

The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept. 

Jack London

July 25, 1897: On this day, Jack London set sail to join the Klondike Gold Rush. He would develop scurvy and lose his front teeth in the harsh conditions, but the experience would also inspire him to write the first of his successful fiction.

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

  

If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky. 

S.E. Hinton

Happy birthday, S.E. Hinton! The author of The Outsiders is a huge fan of the CW show Supernatural. She’s visited the set multiple times and even appeared in an episode in Season 7.

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

  

I barely knew I had skin before I met you. 

-Sarah Waters
Happy birthday, Sarah Waters! As part of her research for her PhD thesis, the Welsh writer read 19th-century pornography. The unusual reading gave her the title for her debut novel, Tipping the Velvet.

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Quote of the Day for Tuesday!

  

Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig. 

Robert A. Heinlein

Decades before the waterbed was patented and popularized in America, science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (born July 7, 1907) described them in detail in his books.

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Quote of the day for Saturday!

  

We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win. 

Edward Gibbon

June 27, 1787: On this day, between the hours of eleven and twelve at night, Edward Gibbon finished writing The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, which he had begun twenty years prior. He celebrated by taking a stroll in his garden.