Mid Week Quote: Paul Dirac

Hello!

I almost forgot my mid week quote today, thankfully I remembered just in time!

My chosen quote today is attributed to Paul Dirac (1902-1984) who was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. Dirac is regarded as one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century.

 

“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.”

 

Paul Dirac (1982, attributed)

 

Happy reading.

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Mid Week Quote: Henry David Thoreau

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have been trying to be good and keep to my fitness regime but I must admit in the heat today I wasn’t keen on exercising much.

The quote I have chosen today is by Henry David Thoreau born 12th July 1817 and died 6th May 1862. Thoreau was an American essayist, poet and philosopher.

 

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

 

Henry David Thoreau

 

Happy reading.

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Mid Week Quote: Terry Pratchett

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Yesterday was Terry Pratchett’s birthday so I decided that a Terry Pratchett quote was required. Pratchett is one of my favourite authors, I have read all of his Discworld books and many others. I used to eagerly await the latest publication and have the book preordered to either be delivered or picked up. In 2013 I read all the current published Discworld novels in publication order and loved every minute, it also helped me get through a particularly brutal Jury Duty case. So here is the quote…

 

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”

 

Terry Pratchett (1998)

 

Happy reading!

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Mid Week Quote: Helen Keller

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I hope this post finds you all well.

The quote I have chosen for today is by Helen Keller. Some of you might remember a poem by Rachel Rooney that I posted recently which was about this amazing woman Helen Keller, so I decided to choose a quote to share with you all. The poem is here.

At nineteen months of age Keller became deaf and blind but with aid of her teacher and family she learned to read, write and speak. At the age of twenty-four, she became the first deaf and blind person to receive a bachelor’s degree. Keller wrote a dozen books and many articles, she was also a world renowned public speaker, activist and advocate for people with disabilities.

Keller really was an incredible woman.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

 

Helen Keller (1940)

 

Happy reading.

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Mid Week Quote: Robert Hughes

Hello everyone and a massive Hello and welcome to all my new followers! I really hope you enjoy my posts.

I hope this post finds everyone well and safe.

The quote today is attributed to Robert Hughes who is an Australian art critic, writer and documentary writer.

 

“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”

 

Robert Hughes (1992)

 

Happy reading everyone.

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Mid Week Quote: Stephen King

Hello!

I hope everyone is well and safe. I have been slogging away on my two essays and will be handing them in later today, fingers crossed I will have done ok. After hand in I will be rewarding myself with some serious reading.

This week’s quote is by Stephen King who is a huge reader and owns a massive library of his own. I must admit I am quite jealous of the sheer amount of books he supposedly owns. I love this quote and think it is very apt for our current situation.

 

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent.”

 

Stephen King (2007)

 

Happy Wednesday.

Happy reading and stay safe everyone.

 

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Mid Week Quote: Isaac Newton

Hello!

I hope this post finds everyone well and safe. I must admit I am finding it very strange not working. I am reading more and studying so I am trying to fill my days productively.

So here is my chosen quote but I will just mention that this quote is only attributed to Isaac Newton.

 

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”

 

Isaac Newton (c. 1650)

 

Happy reading and stay safe everyone.

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