My chosen quote today is by the Polish born physicist and chemist Marie Curie (1867-1934). Curie was the first female to win a Nobel Prize and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize twice and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. She was also the first female Professor in the University of Paris.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
This weeks quote is by the German composer, pianist and conductor of the Romantic period, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). I absolutely love playing Brahms’ clarinet sonatas, I just wish I could play them better!
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
This year marks the 50 year anniversary of the publication of The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett. Pratchett wrote the book when he was 17 years old, but he later re-wrote the book when he was a well established author.
Due to this and because Pratchett is one of my all time favourite authors I have gone for a quote by Pratchett.
“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”