Mid Week Quote: Robert Frost

I hope everyone’s week is going well so far. I can’t quite believe we are already half way through May! Slow down 2019 you are going too fast.

This week my chosen quote is influenced by poetry.

 

“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.”

 

Attributed to Robert Frost (1960)

 

Robert Frost was one of the United States’ best loved poets and playwrights. He had four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and a Congressional Gold Medal.

Have a great week!

 

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Mid Week Quote: William Congreve

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

I thought it was time for a musical quote this week.

This weeks quote is by William Congreve who was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He was also a minor figure in the British Whig Party.

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“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

 

William Congreve (1670-1729)

 

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Mid Week Quote: Laozi

Happy Wednesday!

Firstly, I want to say a big hello and thank you to all my new followers, I hope you will enjoy my blog.

My chosen quote is attributed to Laozi who was a philosopher in ancient China. The quote is from the Tao Te Ching which is regarded by some as a text made up from many individuals input and by others as soley written by Laozi. Laozi is regarded as one of the founders of Tao. Taoist thought emphasises nonaction, contentedness and simplicity in life. The quote reflects this.

 

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”

 

Laozi

c. 550 BCE

 

The photo is from a walk yesterday and the reason I chose it was because at the time I was content and feeling very relaxed.

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Mid Week Quote

As yesterday was Shakespeare’s birthday, I have gone for a quote from Shakepeare’s play Macbeth. 

Macbeth is probably the play I have seen the most on stage and on TV and it always amazes me how each production is portrayed differently.

 

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.”

 

William Shakespeare (c. 1606)

 

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Mid Week Quote

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

My reading so far has not gone according to plan for the Easter Holidays but I am hoping to get back on track today. I have been distracted by adventures, walks in the countryside and music.

Anyway, quote time!

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

 

Bill Watterson

1988

 

Bill Watterson was the creator of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes which told the adventures of Calvin, a six-year-old boy and his tiger Hobbes who to Calvin is real but to everyone else is a stuffed toy.

 

I like this quote because we are always complaining that we do not have enough time to do everything that we need to do. But sometimes we should make enough time to just do nothing and relax, or do something frivolous. So that is my little bit of pondering for today.

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Mid Week Quote

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far and looking forward to a book filled weekend.

I went for a long walk on monday and it inspired me to find a nature quote because everything I saw was greener and coming into bloom. It was wonderful to see after a gloomy winter.

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”

 

Gerard de Nerval

1843

 

Gerard de Nerval was the pen name of Gerard Labrunie, a French Romatic poet, novelist and essayist.

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Mid Week Quote

Happy Wednesday!

This weeks quote stays with the theme of cats, because cats is a brilliant theme.

 

“When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me?

 

Michel de Montaigne

 

Montaigne was a French philisopher in the 1500’s who through grief came up with philosophical essays on life, death and what it is to be human.

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Lyra fully agrees with this weeks theme of cats!

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