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Quotable Monday: Amy Tan

DSC_0028 (8)If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

Amy Tan

Truly words to live by.

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Quotable Monday: Past, Future, Present

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The past was nothing to her; offered no lesson which she was willing to heed. The future was a mystery which she never attempted to penetrate. The present alone was significant…

Kate Chopin, The Awakening

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Quotable Monday: Louisa May Alcott

Love is a great beautifier.

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Monday Quote: Rumi

Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi - Bilinmiyor

Every object, every being

is a jar full of delight.



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Monday Quote: Just Do It

Don’t think.  Thinking is the enemy of creativity.  It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.  You can’t try to do things.  You simply must do things.

Ray Bradbury

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Monday Quote: William Golding on Life

The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle.  We know he got on the bicycle and started to move.  We know that, at some point, he will stop and get off.  We know that if he stops moving and does not get off, he will fall off.

William Golding

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Monday Quote: for the love of words

I’m just starting this book (The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield) and am already fascinated by all of the beautiful passages about the love of books, words, and reading.  Here’s one of them to help us kick off the week!

There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.

Check out The Thirteenth Tale on Amazon.


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Monday Quote: Martin Luther King Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Monday Quote: The desire to be omniscient

I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love’s not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I’ll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time.

Sylvia Plath

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Monday Quote: From The Hunger Games


I came across this particular quote in the third book of The Hunger Games and immediately knew that it was one that I had to hold onto.  Since I was reading someone else’s version, I couldn’t underline or highlight, so I did the next best thing… I took a picture of the paragraph with my iPod.  I like this quote because it remains pertinent to the world in the novel, but it also seems like a pretty good reminder/bit of advice for those of us currently living on earth…

Frankly, our ancestors don’t seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and the broken planet.  Clearly, they didn’t care about what would happen to the people who came after them.


The Hunger Games on Amazon.

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