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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 Thursday! Here’s Your Quote of the Day…

I consider my work optimistic in that the people, during the period I’m writing about them, are experiencing intense emotion. It is my belief that this is all there is to it. 


Don Carpenter

Don Carpenter (born March 16, 1931) chased popular success as a novelist, but largely made his living as a screenwriter. He was good friends with Anne Lamott, who dedicated her best seller, Bird by Bird, to Carpenter.

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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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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 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.