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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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Here’s a Great Quote to Start the Week off Right…

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. 


Daphne du Maurier

Although Daphne du Maurier (born March 13, 1907) tore up the first 15,000 words of her novel Rebecca, she managed to finish the tale of jealousy and suspicion in just four months.

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Hope you’re having a terrific Thursday! Here’s your Quote of the Day…

You never realize how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes. 

~Tom Wolfe

Happy 86th birthday, Tom Wolfe! Though he is known for his dapper white suit and his association with New Journalism, the author also has an athletic side—in his college years Wolfe was a pitcher who earned a tryout with the New York Giants.

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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 Tuesday! Here’s the Quote of the Day for February 21st

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 


Anaïs Nin

Best known for her candid diary, writer Anaïs Nin (born February 21, 1903) also appeared in the work of experimental filmmakers Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren.

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Weekend’s Nearly Here! Here’s Today’s Quote of the Day!

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. 


Henry Adams

Historian Henry Adams (born February 16, 1838) published his memoirs, titled The Education of Henry Adams, privately. After his death they were reissued and won the Pulitzer Prize.

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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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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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Thanks Goodness It’s Friday! Here’s Your Quote of the Day!

Sometimes thou seem’st not as thyself alone, But as the meaning of all things that are. 


Dante Gabriel Rossetti

February 10, 1862: Poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s wife, Lizzie Siddal, died 152 years ago today. At her funeral the distraught husband lay the only manuscript of his poems to rest in his wife’s coffin. Seven years later, he had her body exhumed and retrieved his work.