Archive for June, 2014

Quote of the day, July 1

June 30, 2014

Amy Tan, on reading (1996)

“Reading for me was a refuge. I could escape from everything that was miserable in my life and I could be anyone I wanted to be in a story, through a character. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 30

June 29, 2014

Jean de La Bruyère, on speech

“It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor the judgment to hold their tongues.”

Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2014

Horace, from the Epistles

“To have begun is to have done half the task; dare to be wise.”

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2014

André Malraux, on art (1953)

“Art is a revolt against fate.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2014

Voltaire, on writing (1770)

“I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 26, 2014

George Orwell, on writing

“If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2014

Lisa Randall, on knowledge (2005)

“When it comes to the world around us, is there any choice but to explore?”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 24, 2014

Mark Twain

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2014

James M. Barrie, on memory (1922)

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

Quote of the day, June 22

June 22, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on virtue (from Essays, First Series [1841])

“The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one. (more…)