Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Mary Flannery O'Connor

Flannery-O-Connor"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require our attention."

Mary Flannery O'Connor
(25 March 1925 - 3 August 1964)
American novelist, short story writer and essayist.

Quote of the Week: Billy Wilder

billy-wilder"If you win, by the end of May it's not such a big deal. If you don't win, it's not such a big deal either."

Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 - 27 March 2002), Austrian-American journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer.

Quote of the Week: Danny Glover

danny-glover2"If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children's mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives."

Danny Glover
(born 22 July 1946),
American actor, film director, and political activist.

Quote of the Week: k.d. Lang

kdlang"I'm a different kind of music fan, so I expect my fans to be like me. I don't know anything about my favorite artists, and I don't really want to. When their music comes on, I just faint."

k.d. Lang
(born 2 November 1961), Canadian singer/songwriter.

Quote of the Week: Jeff Bridges

jeff-bridges"Movies are like magic tricks."

Jeff "The Dude" Bridges
(born December 4, 1949),
American actor and musician.

Quote of the Week: Ben Lee

ben-lee"In our lives, we are all in our little self-made prisons of identity, and half the fun of life is hatching an escape plan."

Ben Lee
(born 11 September 1978), Australian musician and actor.

Quote of the Week: Vladimir Nabokov

nabokov"Caress the detail, the divine detail."

(22 April 1899 - 2 July 1977),
Russian-American novelist and short story writer.

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Quote of the Week: Howard Barker

howard-barker"We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets."

Howard Barker (born 28 June 1946), British playwright.

Quote of the Week: H.L. Mencken

/hl-mencken"We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine."

Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken
(12 Sept. 1880 - 29 Jan. 1956), American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, and satirist.

Quote of the Week: Lady GaGa

lady-gaga-quote"Some artists want your money so they can buy Range Rovers and diamond bracelets, but I don’t care about that kind of stuff. I want your soul."

Lady Gaga
(28 March 1986), American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and performance artist.

Quote of the Week: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry-W-Longfellow-quote"Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (27 Feb. 1807 - 24 March 1882), American educator and poet.
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Quote of the Week: Andy Rooney

andy-rooney"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly."

(born 14th January 1919),
American radio and TV writer and presenter.

 

Quote of the Week: Jane Birkin

jane-birkin"My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust."

Jane Birkin
(born 14 December 1946), English actress, model, singer and film director.

Quote of the Week: Maria Callas

maria-callas"I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity."

Maria Callas
(2 Dec. 1923 – 16 Sept. 1977), American-born Greek opera singers.

Quote of the Week: Rufus Wainwright

Rufus_Wainwright"I may not lead the most dramatic life, but in my brain it's War and Peace every day."

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born 22 July 1973), Canadian-American singer-songwriter.
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