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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.

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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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Quote of the day for Saturday!

  

We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win. 

Edward Gibbon

June 27, 1787: On this day, between the hours of eleven and twelve at night, Edward Gibbon finished writing The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, which he had begun twenty years prior. He celebrated by taking a stroll in his garden.

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Quote of the Day for Wednesday!

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What happens when people open their hearts?” 
“They get better. 

Haruki Murakami

April 1, 1978: As the crack of bat against ball rang out in Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, a 29-year-old Haruki Murakami thought to himself, “I could try writing a novel.” He left the game, bought a stack of writing paper, and soon wrote his first book, Hear the Wind Sing.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Quote of the day for Monday!

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When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be. 

Julia Glass

Happy 59th birthday, Julia Glass! The novelist’s first book, Three Junes, won the National Book Award in 2002.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Quote of the day!

From my Jill M Roberts site! Please check it out and enjoy! 🙂

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Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole. 

Derek Walcott

Happy 86th birthday, Derek Walcott! The decorated poet, who was born on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, has won everything from the Nobel Prize to the MacArthur “genius” grant.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Quote for yesterday!

Sorry its late, but I love this one so I’m posting it anyway! Enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

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In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. 

Isaac Asimov

Brilliant science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov (born January 2, 1920) started college at 15. He switched his major from zoology to chemistry because he didn’t want to dissect a cat.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Love Of Words quote of the day!

Happy Boxing Day all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Now it’s back to the grind, so here is your quote of the day…

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Sometimes the sins you haven’t committed are all you have left to hold onto. 

David Sedaris

Happy 58th birthday, David Sedaris! The sardonic essayist rose to fame when he read a diary entry about being a department store elf on public radio. It later appeared in his first book, Barrel Fever.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Love of Words quote of the day for Sunday

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We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive. 

Amy Hempel

Happy 63rd birthday, Amy Hempel! The celebrated short story writer has said that she starts each story with the last line, and then writes towards that ending.