January 10, 2012
"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."

— Albert Einstein

January 9, 2012
"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."

— Mortimer J. Adler

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January 8, 2012
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

— Lao Tzu

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January 6, 2012
"Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind."

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 

Don Q is warning me!

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January 6, 2012
On the Road

“A man of my acquaintance once wrote a poem called “The Road Less Traveled”, describing a journey he took through the woods along a path most travelers never used.

The poet found that the road less traveled was peaceful but quite lonely, and he was probably a bit nervous as he went along, because if anything happened on the road less traveled, the other travelers would be on the road more frequently traveled and so couldn’t hear him as he cried for help.

Sure enough, that poet is dead.”

— Lemony Snicket

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January 5, 2012
"Forever is composed of nows."

— (a Zen-like) Emily Dickinson

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January 3, 2012
"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."

— Isaac Asimov

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January 2, 2012
"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."

— Isaac Asimov  (whose birthday is today) He wrote or edited more than 500 books, many of them works of popular science, and he was one of the major science fiction authors of the 20th century.

January 1, 2012
"One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter."

— Henry David Thoreau

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January 1, 2012
Hello Babies of 2012

“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth.
It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
It’s round and wet and crowded.
On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here.
There’s only one rule that I know of, babies - God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
          ― Kurt Vonnegut

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December 31, 2011
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

— Albert Einstein

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December 31, 2011
"It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards."

— Søren Kierkegaard (probably on a New Year’s Eve many years ago)

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December 31, 2011
"I think writing is, by definition, an optimistic act."

— Michael Cunningham

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December 31, 2011
"Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

— L.M. Montgomery       Every day is a new year.

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December 30, 2011
"You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."

— Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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