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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Sunday 

I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once. 


~Thomas Wolfe

July 9, 1937: On this day, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a letter to Thomas Wolfe, advising his fellow author to write shorter novels. Wolfe responded with a letter eight times as long as Fitzgerald’s.

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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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Thank Goodness it’s Friday! Here’s the Quote of the day…

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What are men to rocks and mountains?

Jane Austen

 

April 1, 1816: The Prince Regent enjoyed Jane Austen’s novels, but he requested that she try her hand at a historical romance with less satirical and humorous elements. Austen was not amused. On this day, she wrote to the Prince Regent, “I could not sit down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life.”

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Good morning! Here’s your quote if the day!

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The past beats inside me like a second heart. 

John Banville

Happy 70th birthday, John Banville! The Booker Prize-winning novelist also writes crime fiction under the name Benjamin Black—he has said that books written under his own name, like The Sea, can take up to five years to write, while books written under his pseudonym are finished in under five months.

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Love of Words quote of the day for Sunday!

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They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.

Thomas Hardy

November 23, 1874: Thomas Hardy’s first major success, Far From the Madding Crowd, was published 140 years ago today. He went on to write Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.

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Quote of the day for Saturday, October 4th

Its rainy up here in the East Coast hope it’s nice where you are. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

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You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering. 

Anne Rice

Happy 73rd birthday, Anne Rice! The author lost her young daughter, Michelle, to leukemia the year before she wrote Interview With a Vampire. Michelle was the inspiration for the child-vampire, Claudia.

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Quote of the day for Saturday, September 20th

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Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. 

George R.R. Martin

Happy 66th birthday, George R.R. Martin! Is there any book as hotly anticipated as the next installment in his Game of Thrones series? Write, George R. R. Martin, write!

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Quote of the day for Sunday, September 14th

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For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind. 

Geraldine Brooks

Happy 59th birthday, Geraldine Brooks! The Australian-born novelist is best known for March, which imagines the wartime service of the March sisters’ father in Little Women.

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Quote of the day for Tuesday, August 12th

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The breaking of so great a thing should make 
A greater crack: the round world 
Should have shook lions into civil streets, 
And citizens to their dens. 

William Shakespeare

August 12, 30 BC: According to ancient scholars and poets, Cleopatra died of an asp bite on this day, 2044 years ago.