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Hope You’re Having a Wonderful Sunday! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

I go to seek a Great Perhaps. 


François Rabelais

French Renaissance man Francois Rabelais died 464 years ago today. His legacy includes the word Rabelaisian—used to describe good-natured, bawdy humor—and these brief last words that are in dispute but still worth remembering.

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TGIF! Here’s The Quote of the Day…

I think; therefore I am. 


~René Descartes

One of the first modern Western philosophers, René Descartes (born March 31, 1596) consciously sought to break with thinkers of the past. He was also an influential mathematician who developed Cartesian geometry and laid the path for calculus.

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Happy Thursday! Here’s Today’s Quote…

I live for coincidences. They briefly give to me the illusion or the hope that there’s a pattern to my life, and if there’s a pattern, then maybe I’m moving toward some kind of destiny where it’s all explained. 


Jonathan Ames

Happy 53rd birthday, Jonathan Ames! The writer first found fame with his funny yet depressing columns for New York Press; he has gone on to write novels and created the HBO series Bored to Death.

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

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. It’ll be worth it, I promise. 


Steve Wozniak

On this day in 1975, the Homebrew Computer Club had its first meeting. Steve Wozniak was a founding member of this group of Silicon Valley computer hobbyists and says that it inspired the Apple I.

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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 Humpday! Here’s Your Quote and Author of the Day for February 8th!

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. 


~Kate Chopin



Kate Chopin (born February 8, 1850) wrote the early feminist novel The Awakening. She first began writing on the advice of her doctor, who thought that it would be therapeutic after the close deaths of her mother and her husband.

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Quote of the Day for August 11th

It is easy to crush an enemy outside oneself but impossible to defeat an enemy within. 


Eiji Yoshikawa

Japanese novelist Eiji Yoshikawa (born August 11, 1892) is best known for his historical work Musashi, a vivid account of the life of a samurai. The author’s real name was Yoshikawa Hidetsugu, and primary school was the extent of his formal education. But he went on to write more books on Japanese historical figures, and he won major awards and was highly regarded for his literary achievements, historical knowledge, and psychological insight.

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Quote of the Day for July 23rd

Take a good book to bed with you—books do not snore. 


Thea Dorn

Happy birthday, Thea Dorn! The award-winning German writer (real name Christiane Scherer) focused on philosophy and theater studies in school, and she chose her pseudonym to allude to philosopher Theodor Adorno. She is largely known for her crime fiction, though she has also felt at home with theatrical pieces and as a TV host for a literary program.

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

Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read. 


Christian Bauman

Happy birthday, Christian Bauman! In between serving in the United States Army and writing two successful novels about soldiers, he made a living as a a folk singer. For several years, he toured North America as a solo act and as part of the group Camp Hoboken.

Well Monday’s almost over, here’s a great quote to get you through the rest of today…

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are. 


~José Ortega y Gasset

How many philosophers can say they have a fruit named after them? Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (born May 9, 1883) can! German grape breeder Hans Brieider was so impressed with Ortega y Gasset’s work, he named a grape variety Ortega in the philosopher’s honor.