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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You're a Great Writer!

You're a great writer.
Not an aspiring writer, a mediocre writer,
or a someday, somehow, almost writer.
You're a great writer, right now.
People are going to line up ten deep to tell you that you
aren't good enough. Don't do their work for them.
Maybe you aren't published.
   Maybe you aren't successful.
      You definitely aren't perfect.
But you're a great writer.
Being great doesn't mean you won't continue
to improve, or be excited and passionate.
My awesomeness takes nothing away from your awesomeness.
Your awesomeness takes nothing away from my awesomeness
Awesome is not a finite resource.
So say it out loud. Every Day.
"I'M A GREAT WRITER!" -author unknown

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fav Quotes from the book: The Good Earth

“And roots, if they are to bear fruits, must be kept well in the soil of the land.”
― Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

“The rich are always afraid.”
― Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

“Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...
- Wang Lung”

― Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

Monday, March 9, 2015

Fav Quotes from the book: A Separate Peace

“There was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream.”
-John Knowles, A Separate Peace

“Sarcasm... the protest of those who are weak.”
-John Knowles, A Separate Peace

“Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him.”
-John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fav Quotes from book:1984

“You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
 -George Orwell, 1984

“In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.”
-George Orwell, 1984

“Big Brother is Watching You.”
-George Orwell. 1984
“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”
-George Orwell, 1984

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fav Quotes from the book: Gone WIth The Wind

“I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”
-Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind-

“Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”
-Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind-

“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
 -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind-

 “It's hard to be strict with a man who loses money so pleasantly.”
 -Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind-

Friday, March 6, 2015

Fav Quotes from Jane Eyre Book-

“Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.”
 -Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre-

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
  -Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre-

“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”
   -Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre-

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fav quotes from 'Catcher in The Rye'

 "I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ”
   -J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye-

“Grand. There's a word I really hate. It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.”
  -J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye-

  "Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”
    -J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye-

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

'UP' is the Word-

    This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and the word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an adverb, prep., adj., noun or verb.
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?  At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP? And why are the officers UP for election, and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP  a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP   the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.  
At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.  To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.       And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.  We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!  To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.  When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . My time is UP!
     Oh . . . One more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
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     Did that one crack you UP?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Quote-

 "I don't want no better book than what your face is.”
-Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Quote

“You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff” 
    -John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath