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Writerly Quote of the Day – Asimov

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers” – Isaac Asimov In Hamlet, Shakespeare said “brevity is the soul of wit.” Today, and quite possibly for the next unforeseen future, I will be brief. It turns out that blogging, … Continue reading

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Quote by Virginia Woolf

I had a brilliant plan to post this on my newly renovated Facebook page and then link it to my Pinterest page as a great way of bringing people over to “like” my page.  Sadly, Facebook and Pinterest are not … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #46 – Abraham Lincoln

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #20 – William Wordsworth

“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.” “Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #12 – The Little Prince

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Grown-ups … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #11 – Books

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #10

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #9

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #6

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #5

“A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” Edith Wharton (1862 – … Continue reading

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