Line(s) of the day #JulesRenard

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On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

French author Jules Renard (1864 – 1910) who was renowned for the use of nature in his works.

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Gr8at: #BenFranklin Quotes

Ben Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Well done is better than well said.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

You may delay, but time will not.

There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Time for some wisdom by Ben Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers and an all-round talent (1706 – 1790). You can find another of his quotes here.

Line(s) of the Day #VincentVanGogh

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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

The genius that was Vincent Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890). The Dutch post-impressionist had such a gift with his art and I’ve always been a huge fan. You can find two more of his quotes here and here.

Line(s) of the Day #RogueOne #AStarWarsStory

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We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope.

Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2017). Set just before A New Hope (1977), the film tells of a heroic mission to destroy the Death Star.

Line(s) of the Day #CarrieFisher

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Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.

In tribute to the very sad passing of Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016). As well as playing the iconic Princess Leia, Fisher also had success in numerous roles including Hannah and her Sisters, The ‘Burbs and When Harry Met Sally. Off-screen she published several books and was an inspirational figure around the world for her honesty, humility and empathy. Her hard work and dedication to different causes was also recognised by different awards such as Harvard’s Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism. Her mother, the actress and humanitarian Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016) will also be missed.

Line(s) of the Day #WorstwardHo

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

The famous quote by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett from his novella Worstward Ho (1983). Winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, Beckett was one of the most celebrated creative and influential literary minds of the 20th Century.

Line(s) of the Day #Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

One of the writers I read most as a child, Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990). My fondness for Dahl has been obvious from posts where I rate him as one of my favourite short story writers, have a soft spot for his TV show and have mentioned him in award posts when talking about reading influences.

Line(s) of the Day #WinstonChurchill

Winston ChurchillWhen you’re going through hell, keep going.

One of the all-time great politicians of any era, Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965), whose legacy on the world for his role in World War II will always live on.

 

 

Creative: Before the Embryo

I’ve read so many great creative pieces by bloggers on here, and with some even explaining their process of writing, that I wanted to share something the way I write. I penned this years ago, before even going to university so it’s quite a feeling to look back on it. Hope you all like it.

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