Ginni Rometty:

Growth and comfort do not coexist.

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Mia Kirshner:

Every day is bizarre.

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Carl Sagan:

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

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Rudolf Nureyev:

Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.

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Samuel Goldwyn:

Let’s have some new cliches.

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Lewis Carroll:

Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.

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C. S. Lewis:

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

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28 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Shirley MacLaine:

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

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27 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Mark Twain:

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

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26 July 2015 · Comments Off on Textual Interpretations · Categories: First Looks

Camp-fired girl:

When my first daughter was born, my mother told me that my life was going to change — that my emotional weather would no longer be dictated by my own moods, but by my daughter’s. “You’re only ever as happy as your unhappiest child,” she said.

If my girls become mothers themselves, I’ll tell them the same thing, with an important addition. “You’re only ever as happy as your unhappiest child,” I will say. “So do not send your unhappiest child to sleep-away camp with an unlimited texting plan.”

Follow the link for the text of the texts.

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26 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

David Hockney:

I do do a lot of talking, because it saves me listening.

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25 July 2015 · Comments Off on Light Bloggery · Categories: First Looks

Break time.

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25 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Anais Nin:

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

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24 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Walter Gilbert:

Science doesn’t in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself.

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23 July 2015 · Comments Off on “Licensed To Kill” · Categories: First Looks

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23 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Pierre Nichol:

We need a reason to speak but none to keep silent.

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22 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Oscar Wilde:

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

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21 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Alexander Pope:

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.

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20 July 2015 · Comments Off on Punctuation Matters · Categories: First Looks

Bernadette Kinlaw explains.

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20 July 2015 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Linda Ellerbee:

Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.

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