Line(s) of the Day #RogueOne #AStarWarsStory


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


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


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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Line(s) of the Day #HarukiMurakami

Haruki Murakami

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Multi-award winning Japanese writer Haruki Murakami (1949 -)


Line(s) of the Day #JohnLasseter

John Lasseter

Art challenges technology. Technology inspires art.

Animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter.


Gr8at – Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)

Nelson Mandela

One of the most loved influential and most loved people died yesterday, leading to a worldwide mourning. In tribute to the very wonderful Nelson Mandela, here is a Gr8at of his most inspiring quotes from his life.

When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for eternity.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

It always seems impossible until it’s done. 

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.


Line(s) of the Day


If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few that are rich.

President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address in 1961