Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Are people getting into the Festive spirit yet? I haven’t started putting decorations up yet, that will be in December but I am reading Christmas books and playing Christmas music.
This week’s quote is by Lewis Carroll and one I can relate to as recently I am using my dictionary a great deal when studying and also using The Oxford Classical Dictionary almost daily!
“What a comfort a Dictionary is!”
Lewis Carroll (1893)
We are half way through the week and I have finally finished the first part of my first assignment, second part is in on the 28th November so fingers crossed it all goes well. However, this does mean I am not reading as much as I would like.
The chosen quote today is by Eleanor Roosevelt who was the First Lady of the United States for twelve years. She was well known for championing the rights of minorities, youth, women and the poor.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (1960)
Well this week I am back to teaching and half term already seems like it was ages ago. Due to this I have gone for an education quote for this week’s quote. This quote I completely agree with and try to always be improving my own skills and learning new things.
“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”
John Cotton Dana (1912)
Hello my fellow readers!
I am very excited because tonight I am off to the theatre for a lovely meal, some cocktails and of course a play. The play is called Pride and Prejudice (Sort of). Apparently it is from the point of view of the servants, which should be interesting.
Anyway, here is my chosen quote for the week. This weeks quote is by Thomas Edison who was an American inventor who in his lifetime invented over 1000 devices.
“I haven’t failed, I’ve found ten thousand ways that don’t work.”
Thomas Edison (Pre-1910)
Hello my fellow Book Dragons!
I hope this post finds everyone well and enjoying some good books.
This weeks quote is by Ben Jonson who was a rival playwright of Shakespeare. During their lifetime Jonson and Shakespeare were both popular and there is evidence to support that Jonson’s plays got more people watching than Shakespeares. However, history has favoured Shakespeare and today Jonson’s plays are rarely performed.
“Shakespeare is not of an age, but for all time!”
Ben Jonson (1623)
Today’s quote is one I have read several times whilst doing my Masters work and I rather love it so I thought I would share it with you all. I must admit I always do try to see some good in books even if they are not my cup of tea.
“[Pliny the Elder] used to say that “no book was so bad but some good might be got out of it.”
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
First of all a very big HELLO to all my new followers recently! Thank you for following my blog and I hope you enjoy reading it.
The quote this week is by Thomas Paine who wrote a series essays titled The American Crisis in 1776. He was also called ‘Father of the American Revolution’ because of his pamphlet Common Sense which was in defence of American independence from England.
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”
Thomas Paine 1776