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Life

Angelou reciting her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at US President Bill Clinton's inauguration, January 20, 1993

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke,                                                                                      I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.   Maya Angelou

 

Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

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From a friend of mine. https://zenpencils.com/comic/153-maya-angelou-phenomenal-woman/

Gavin I think loves quotes as much as I do, but he has the wonderful talent of illustrating them.  I have bought three of his posters.

153. MAYA ANGELOU: Phenomenal Woman

 

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Interesting

Goethe in 1828, by Joseph Karl Stieler

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include: four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him have survived.

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War

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Every time I come to the States, I wish people would react to war like they react to tobacco, for example. Because war really kills in a second lots of people, thousands of people.   Diego Luna

Diego Luna Alexander (born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is one of the founders and owners of Canana Films.

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Society

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If you’re not the guy who is going to puff your chest out like a rooster and go fight somebody, our society discards you.         Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His acting roles include Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in Rudy (1993), Doug Whitmore in 50 First Dates (2004), and Bob Newby in the second season of Stranger Things (2017–2019).

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Looks like it was a Goonies Alum week. 

 

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Consumption

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If anything needs to get fixed in society, it’s people’s consumption of other people’s problems.  Corey Feldman

Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, and singer. He became well known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Stand by Me (1986). In 1987, Feldman starred in the horror comedy film The Lost Boys with Corey Haim; they became known as “The Two Coreys” and went on to appear in other films together, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989). Feldman has continued to act in film and on television as an adult. He also speaks out about the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood.

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Exsistence

Nabokov in Montreux, Switzerland, 1973

Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.   Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov 10 April 1899 – 2 July 1977, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian novelist, poet, translator and entomologist. His first nine novels were written in Russian (1926–38), but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. Nabokov became an American citizen in 1945.

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