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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Enid Bagnold Says...

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”
—Enid Bagnold

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hot in Their Time...

                                                 (Photo: Jane Austen)

Famous Authors 1500s to 1700s
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Famous Authors of the 1800s
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Jack London (1876-1916)
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
James Joyce (1882-1941)

(Photo: Oscar Wilde )

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Word to the Wise...

In case you've ever wondered about the phrase...

word to the wise (is enough).

 and A word to the wise is sufficient.
Prov. You only have to hint something to wise people in order to get them to understand it.; Wise people do not need long explanations. (Often used to signal that you are hinting something.) John's a pleasant man, but I wouldn't trust him with money. A word to the wise, eh? Donna hinted about Lisa's drinking problem to Lisa's fiancé, hoping that a word to the wise would be enough.
See also: wise, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.