Archive for July, 2015

Quote of the day, July 31

July 31, 2015

Anne Tyler, on writing

“I write because I want more than one life; I insist on a wider selection. It’s greed, plain and simple. When my characters join the circus, I’m joining the circus. Although I’m happily married, I spent a great deal of time mentally living with incompatible husbands.”

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Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2015

Winston S. Churchill, on his marriage

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”

Quote of the day, July 29

July 29, 2015

William Zinsser, on writing

“All writing is ultimately a question of solving a problem.”

Quote of the day, July 28

July 28, 2015

W.H. Auden

“Happy the hare at morning, for she cannot read
The hunter’s waking thoughts.”

Quote of the day, July 27

July 27, 2015

Henri Frederic Amiel, on freedom and health

“In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all freedoms.”

Quote of the day, July 26

July 26, 2015

Mark Twain

“To be good is noble; to teach others how to be good is nobler, and no trouble.”

Quote of the day, July 25

July 25, 2015

Graham Greene, from The Power and the Glory

“Hate is a lack of imagination.”

Quote of the Day, July 24

July 24, 2015

Percy Bysshe Shelley, on poetry

“Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.”

Quote of the day, July 23

July 23, 2015

Marshall McLuhan, on names

“For the name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.”

Quote of the day, July 22

July 22, 2015

Motto of the University of Oxford

“Dominus illuminatio mea.”