Feb 28, 2016

A wish for you


May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.

Thich Nhat Hahn is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in France.   He was born on October 11, 1926, joined a Zen monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate.  In the early 1960s, he founded the School of Youth for Social Services (SYSS) in Saigon. 

Feb 27, 2016

Something about women


Women and cats will do as they please, 
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. 

Robert Heinlein lived from July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988.  He was an American science fiction writer, often called the "dean of science fiction writers."    Heinlein, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.  

Feb 26, 2016

True Love


True love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach is an American writer who was born on June 23, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois.  He is best known for his best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story, and A Gift of Wings (among many others).

Feb 25, 2016

The Caterpillar and the Butterfly


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach is an American writer who was born on June 23, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois.  He is best known for his best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story, and A Gift of Wings (among many others).

Feb 24, 2016

Patience

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson lived from May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882.  He was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.  A lot of his writing developed on the concepts of individuality, self-reliance, freedom, positive thinking, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world.

Feb 23, 2016

Your worth and you

No one can figure out your worth but you.

Pearl Bailey was an American actress and singer who lived from March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990.  She was also the recipient of several performance awards including a Tony Award for the title role in a 1968 all-black version of Hello, Dolly! and a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in an ABC Afterschool Special - Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.

Feb 22, 2016

Dream deep!

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

This came from Pamela Vaull Starr who was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1909.  There isn't much about her online other than that she was a poet, artist, and writer.  According to her obituary, she went to the University of California, Riverside, California State University, San Bernardino and Riverside Community College. She was actively involved in a number of organizations including the Girl Scouts, the American Red Cross, and she founded the Idyllwild branch of "Pen Women." She died on 4 January 1993. 

Feb 21, 2016

Do you want to be loved?

I like not only to be loved but also to be told I am loved. 

The name George Eliot might sound at first like it may be a male's name but it is actually the pen name of Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans who was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.  She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously, even though there were already female authors during her time. 

Feb 20, 2016

Always trust yourself

Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do.

Dr. Benjamin Spock was a well-known pediatrician who published one of the best-selling books on child care - Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care (Seventh Edition).  He lived from May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998. 

Just Love...




You never lose by loving.  You always lose by holding back.

Barbara De Angelis is a well-known relationship consultant who has written many books, provided lectures, appeared on TV, and served as a personal growth adviser for millions of people.


Feb 19, 2016

Better be yourself!

It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.

Andre Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.  As described in Wikipedia, Gide's work can be seen as an investigation of freedom and empowerment in the face of moralistic and puritanical constraints, and gravitates around his continuous effort to achieve intellectual honesty. 

Feb 16, 2016

About Beauty


"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details."

~Natalie Angier

Born on February 16, 1958, Natalie Angier hails from New York and is a science journalist/nonfiction writer for the New York Times. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards including AAAS award for excellence in journalism and the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting (1991)

To learn more about Natalie Angier, please visit her official website at http://www.natalieangier.com/

Feb 6, 2016

Desires


But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.

~ Anne Bronte

Born January 17, 1820 in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Anne Bronte came from a literary family.  Her works were published under the masculine pen name Acton Bell.  This talented youngest daughter of the literary Bronte family died at the age of 29 from pulmonary tuberculosis.

Feb 4, 2016

Love is a fabric


Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief.

~ Robert Fulghum

Born on June 4, 1937, Robert Fulghum is an American writer well known for published works such as:

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

What On Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations

Words I Wish I Wrote: A Collection of Writing That Inspired My Ideas

Feb 3, 2016

Love is like the wind


"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it."
~Nicholas Sparks

Born December 31, 1965, Nicholas Sparks is an American writer and novelist well-known for his best-selling romance novels, many of which have been turned into popular big-screen movies.  Among his famous novels turned movies are
4 Film Favorites: Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember).

Feb 2, 2016

Look Forward to Growing Older


"I'm looking very much forward to growing older.  I want to be an exhausted older woman but with a very full life behind me and one still going."
~Angelina Jolie-Pitt

Born June 4, 1975, Angelina Jolie-Pitt is an award-winning American actress, film maker, and humanitarian.  She is probably Hollywood's highest paid actress, receiving recognition for her performance in drama as well as action films and for behind the scenes work directing, screenwriting, and producing dramas.

Check out her performances in:

Maleficent (Plus Bonus Features)

A Mighty Heart

Mr. And Mrs. Smith UNRATED

Salt

Unbroken (directed)