Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Tuesday 

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. 

•Robert Frost

August 1, 1915: Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken was first published in the Atlantic Monthly 102 years ago today. While the poem works as a metaphor for the weight we put on turning points in our lives, Frost later insisted the verses were simply inspired by a literal walk in the woods.


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

God save us from people who mean well. 

~Vikram Seth

Happy 66th birthday, Vikram Seth. The writer was in his thirties when he moved back into his childhood bedroom in Kolkata to work on his second book, A Suitable Boy. At 1,349 pages, it is an epic look at 1950s India.


Quote for today!

Ok so I posted January 2nd’s quote earlier, now here’s the quote for today! 🙂


No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone. 

Friedrich Nietzsche

January 3, 1889: Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was living in Turin when he suffered a mental breakdown 125 years ago today. According to widely circulated stories of the time, he saw a horse being whipped and flung his arms around it before collapsing and falling unconscious.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts


Quote of the day for Thursday, August 7th!


The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough. 

Colum McCann

August 7, 1974: High-wire artist Philippe Petit made his famous walk between the Twin Towers on a cable suspended 1350 feet above ground. His feat inspired Colum McCann’s novel, Let the Great World Spin.

Quote of the day!

First I like to say Happy Memorial Day to everyone! And I want to thank all the men and women in arms who sacrifice to keep us safe and who protect our freedoms at home. Now…onto the quote!

Life, for people, begins to crumble on the edges; they don’t realize it.

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange (born May 26, 1895) knew that she wanted to be a photographer before she even picked up a camera. She is best known for her work during the Great Depression, documenting the difficulties of migrant laborers.


Happy Saturday Everyone! Here’s your quote of the day…


A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (born April 26, 1889) felt that he should not spend World War II just teaching at Cambridge, so he also got a job as a porter in a London hospital, where he tried to keep his identity a secret.


Happy Thursday everyone! Here’s your quote of the day…


There is a sacredness in tears….They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving (born April 3, 1873), author of Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, also ran a Mad Magazine-esque publication called Salmagundi with a group of his best friends.


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. >