Archive for June, 2013

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2013

Doris Lessing, on learning

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.”

Quote of the day, June 22

June 22, 2013

Desmond Tutu, on peace

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”

Quote of the day, June 21

June 21, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut, on freedom and education

“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 20

June 20, 2013

Shelby Foote, on writing

“I think that everything you do helps you to write if you’re a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are.  (more…)

Quote of the day, June 19

June 19, 2013

John Hodgman, on books

“This is one of the defining sorrows of books: that we cannot see one another.”

Quote of the day, June 18

June 18, 2013

Abraham Lincoln, on leadership

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

Quote of the day, June 17

June 17, 2013

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on art

“A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.”

Quote of the day, June 16

June 16, 2013

Richard Ford, from Canada

“He needed me to do what sons do for their fathers: bear witness that they’re substantial, that they’re not hollow, not ringing absences. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 15

June 15, 2013

Louis L’Amour, on books

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” 



Quote of the day, June 14

June 14, 2013

Robert F. Kennedy, on tolerance and freedom

“Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”