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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Saturday!

Ultimately, your theme will find you. You don’t have to go looking for it. 


~Richard Russo

Happy birthday, Richard Russo! The Pulitzer Prize-winning author wrote his first novel, Mohawk, while working full-time as a college teacher. During breaks between classes, he’d go to a local diner and write.

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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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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 today!

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

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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

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Happy Sunday! Here’s your quote of the day…

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Thus it is that no cruelty whatsoever passes by without impact. Thus it is that we always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap. 

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

December 28, 1973: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book about the Soviet prison camp system, The Gulag Archipelago, was published 41 years ago today. The Russian writer was arrested and exiled for his work.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts