Mid Week Quote: Freya Stark

Hello!

My chosen quote this week is by Dame Freya Madeline Stark (1893-1993). Stark was a British-Italian explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as several autobiographical works and essays.

“I have no reason to go, except that I have never been, and knowledge is better than ignorance. What better reason could there be for travelling.”

Freya Stark

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Etsy

Mid Week Quote: Anna Botsford Comstock

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My chosen quote this week is by Anna Botsford Comstock (1854-1930) who was an acclaimed author, illustrator, and educator of natural studies. She was the first female professor at Cornell University and her 900 page work The Handbook of Nature Study is now in its 24th edition.

“I look upon a year lived as a year earned; and each year earned means a greater treasury of experience and power laid up against time of need.”

Anna Botsford Comstock

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Etsy

Mid Week Quote: Rita Levi-Montalcini

Happy Wednesday!

My chosen quote today is by Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) who was an Italian Nobel Laureate, honoured for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine jointly with Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor. On 22 April 2009, she became the first Nobel Laureate to reach the age of 100.

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.”

Rita Levi-Montalcini

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Etsy

Mid Week Quote: George R. R. Martin

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far. My chosen quote this week is one I fully agree with and one that I have followed quite often.

This quote is by the author George R. R. Martin (1948) the American author, screenwriter, television producer and short story writer.

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” 

George R. R. Martin

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Etsy

Mid Week Quote: Edward Estlin Cummings

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

My chosen quote this week is by the American poet, painter, essayist, author and playwright Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962).

“To be nobody but 
yourself in a world 
which is doing its best day and night to make you like 
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle 
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” 

E. E. Cummings

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Mid Week Quote: J. R. R. Tolkien

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I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have had a busy day teaching today and I am really looking forward to my day off tomorrow.

My chosen quote this week is by my favourite author, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” 

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Etsy

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Mid Week Quote: Albus Dumbledore

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Today I am going around the Harry Potter Studio Tour for my husbands birthday so I have decided to go for a quote from Albus Dumbledore.

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” 

Albus Dumbledore

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