Quote Day: Perkins

Maybe the grass is greener on the other side depends who was standing in it. Sometimes you have to go over there and look.

Lynne Rae Perkins

Happy birthday, Lynne Rae Perkins! The Pittsburgh native studied art in college and didn’t consider writing until an art director asked if she had a story to go along with her drawings. Perkins discovered she did indeed have a story—the result was Home Lovely, her first published children’s book. (goodreads.com)

 

Paine- quote day

 

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The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

Thomas Paine

January 10, 1776: On this day, Common Sense was published by Thomas Paine, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He donated a big chunk of the book’s profits to the Continental Army. (goodreads.com)

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There was no going back to what was. She could only fall forward. And did.

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Quote Day: Djuna Barnes

 

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The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.

Djuna Barnes

September 10, 1967: On this day, American poet Djuna Barnes proudly told a friend she had become “the most famous unknown in the world.” She guarded her privacy by living in a tiny apartment in Greenwich Village and avoiding most public appearances (goodreads.com).

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Well, unendurable can only be defined by perspective.  Today, I’ve got perspective shackled to the wall in my dark basement, left to writhe there, until I choose to recognize its power over my naive and loving being.

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#for Reticent Mental Property, image courtesy of the web.

Quote Day- Patti Smith

“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads us to each other. We become ourselves.”- Patti Smith. The singer-songwriter turns 68 today. She wrote a beautiful memoir, Just Kids, about her deep friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The book won the National Book Award in 2010 (Goodreads.com)

http://www.last.fm/music/Patti+Smith

http://nymag.com/arts/music/profiles/63035/