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Writing

A book is kind of like a river; I simply jump in and start swimming.   Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is an accomplished Christian author for children, pre-teens, youth, and adults, with sales totaling more than two million.  Some of her most popular works are the Diary of a Teenage Girl books series (12 books and counting) and the True Colors book series.

 

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Idea

“A book is simply the container of an idea-like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.”  Angela Carter

Angela Olive Carter-Pearce (née Stalker; 7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992) who published as Angela Carter, was an English novelist, short story writer and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. In 2008, The Times ranked Carter tenth in their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945″. In 2012, Nights at the Circus was selected as the best ever winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

 

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Living

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Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.    Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active duringHollywood’s Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and was inducted in to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time.

I can really appreciate this, I have been so many places, seen so many amazing things it has not been until recently that I really am amazed at my life, at the time is was just do, do, and do some more.  Maybe that is the true wisdom of age.  

Audrey Hepburn, Always (1989, Steven Spielberg) starring Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss and John Goodman
Audrey Hepburn, Always (1989, Steven Spielberg) starring Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss and John Goodman

 

 

 

 

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Bible

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The first and almost the only book deserving universal attention is the Bible,the Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life.  John Quincy Adams

(July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties.

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Tenacity

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Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.    Coleman Cox

Apparently, Mr. Cox was a writer from the 1920’s who wrote short books of great quotations, usually directed toward sales. Employers were his biggest audience, often buying the books to give to their employees as gifts.  That’s why he is quoted so much on quotation websites. All he has written are books of quotes.  Quote Me On This  (No reliable photograph of this fellow Quote Collector, he does not even have a Wikipedia entry.)

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Trouble

” …and so there ain’t nothing more to write about, and I am rotten glad of it, because if I’d a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn’t a tackled it and I ain’t agoing to no more. But I rekon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it. I been there before.” Mark Twain-The end of the book Huckleberry Finn.