Line(s) of the Day #TheWindintheWillows

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Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.

A sense of the adventurous possibilities within nature, as wonderfully described in The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame. Still enchanting readers of all ages over a century after its initial publication, the much-loved children’s novel tells of the friendship of Mole, Water Rat, Toad and Badger, four anthropomorphised animals who live near the river.

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Line(s) of the Day #StanLee

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“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realise: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.”

“Another definition of a hero is someone who is concerned about other people’s well-being, and will go out of his or her way to help them – even if there is no chance of a reward. That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”

I wouldn’t normally use two quotes for a post, but it was impossible to choose between these two. Thanks to his many dynamic and modern Marvel creations like Spiderman, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther and the X-Men, the 95-year-old Lee helped launch the comic books revolution that has led to the incredible popularity of blockbuster superhero films. Thank you Stan Lee (1922 – 2018).

Line(s) of the Day #Ant-Man

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Darren Cross: All those years ago, you picked me. What did you see in me?
Hank Pym: I saw myself.
Darren Cross: Then why did you push me away?
Hank Pym: Because I saw too much of myself.

Corey Stoll and Michael Douglas in the superhero action film Ant-Man (2015). Based on the comic book of the same name (with slight plot differences), it tells the story of a thief released from prison who becomes an unlikely superhero after struggling to hold down a job.

Line(s) of the Day #ComeAsYouAre

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Come as you are
As you were
As I want you to be

Taken from the third track on the album Nevermind (1991) by Nirvana. Despite modest expectations, the album has sold over 24 million copies, brought grunge to the mainstream and is considered one of the great albums of all time.

Line(s) of the Day #TheTheoryofEverything

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There should be no boundaries to human endeavour. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.

Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) in the 2015 biopic The Theory of Everything.

Line(s) of the Day #WinniethePooh

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Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Said by the character Christopher Robin, in the books of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ by A.A. Milne (1882 – 1956).