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RANDALL, J.G.

JAMES G. RANDALL – American author, educator & historian – AUTHOR QUOTE PAGE

RAND, Ayn

AYN RAND – Russian-American author, philosopher & screenwriter – AUTHOR QUOTE PAGE

RADNER, Gilda

GILDA RADNER, American comedian & actor – Author Quotes

HAINSTOCK, Elizabeth

ELIZABETH G. HAINSTOCK – American author & educator – AUTHOR QUOTE PAGE

DUBUC, Nancy

NANCY DUBUC – American business leader, media company CEO – AUTHOR QUOTE PAGE

YOUSAFZI, Malala

MALALA YOUSAFZI- Pakistani education & human rights activist – AUTHOR QUOTE PAGE

NELSON, Willie

WILLIE NELSON – American country music singer-songwriter, actor & activist – AUTHOR QUOTE PAGE

KARSH, Yousuf

YOUSUF KARSH, Armenian-Canadian photographer – Author Quotes

KERR, Jean

CitationContextSource IDCitation “A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, any more than a good mortician wants to finish the job and then have the patient sit up on the table.” ~Jean Kerr, American author & playwright Mary, Mary (1960) Script, Act I; New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1965 revised ed., p. 33 Context Extended excerpt [Play dialogue - character ‘Oscar’ to ‘Bob’ & ‘Mary’]: “OSCAR. (Crosses U.R.C., eyeing them both.) Please don’t be embarrassed on my account. I’m delighted. I hate a friendly divorce. A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, any more than a good mortician wants to finish the job and

YEZIERSKA, Anzia

YEZIERSKA, Anzia

ZINN, Howard

CitationContextSource LinkCitation “History can suggest to us alternatives that we would never otherwise consider. It can both warn and inspire. It can warn us that it is possible for a whole nation to be brainwashed, for “enlightened” and “educated” people to commit genocide, for a “democratic” country to maintain slavery, for oppressed to turn into oppressors, for “socialism” to be tyrannical and “liberalism” to be imperialist, for whole peoples to be led to war like sheep. It can also show us that apparently powerless underlings can defeat their rulers, that men (for at least most moments of time) can live like brothers, that men can make incredible sacrifices on behalf

ZINSSER, William K.

Learn more about William Zinsser | Here are a few good places to start – William Zinsser – Official website includes a biography, photo gallery, book passages, links to articles, and music page: www.williamzinsserwriter.com/william-zinsser-music.html ‘On Memoir, Truth and ‘Writing Well’’ (13 April 2006) NPR “All Things Considered” conversation with Michelle Norris; link includes audio file, transcript & excerpt from Zinsser’s book How to Write a Memoir: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5340618 ‘The Complete Zinsser on Friday’| The American Scholar collection of Zinsser essays: https://theamericanscholar.org/the-complete-zinsser-on-friday/#.V_XPL5MrKAY ‘Lives: William K. Zinsser ‘44’’ (3 February 2016) Princeton Alumni Weekly tribute by Sanda Sobieraj Westfall: https://paw.princeton.edu/article/lives-william-k-zinsser-%E2%80%9944 ‘My Stardust Memories’ (2 August 2010) The American Scholar – What’s it like to

GILBERT, Elizabeth

CitationContextSource ISBNCitation “Infatuation is not quite the same thing as love; it’s more like love’s shady second cousin who’s always borrowing money and can’t hold down a job.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert, American author Committed: A Love Story (2010) London: Bloomsbury, 2010, p. 101 Context Extended excerpt [From chapter four – ‘Marriage and Infatuation’]: “The problem with infatuation, of course, is that it’s a mirage, a trick of the eye – indeed, a trick of the endocrine system. Infatuation is not quite the same thing as love; it’s more like love’s shady second cousin who’s always borrowing money and can’t hold down a job. When you become infatuated with somebody, you’re not

GOODMAN, Paul

CitationContextSource IDCitation “It is by losing himself in the objective, in inquiry, creation, and craft that man becomes something.” ~Paul Goodman, American author & social critic The Community of Scholars (1962) New York, NY: Random House, p. 175 Context Extended excerpt [Nonfiction]: “The principle of the studium generale is that civilization has been a continual gift of the creator spirit; it consists of inventions, discoveries, insights, art works, highly theorized institutions, and methods of workmanship. All of this has vastly accumulated over the ages and become very unwieldy, yet, in the spirit, it is always appropriable. As Socrates would have said, it’s meaning can be recalled. The advantage of recalling it

GILBERT, Jack

CitationContextSource ISBNCitation “Can you understand being alone so long you would go out in the middle of the night and put a bucket into the well so you could feel something down there tug at the other end of the rope?” ~Jack Gilbert, American author “The Abandoned Valley” (11 March 2005) Refusing Heaven, New York: Borzoi Book, 13 March 2007 edition, p. 25 Context Extended excerpt [Full poem cited.]: “Can you understand being alone so long you would go out in the middle of the night and put a bucket into the well so you could feel something down there tug at the other end of the rope?” (p. 25) 

FISHER, Dorothy Canfield

DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER – Author Quotes

FLEXNER, Abraham

ABRAHAM FLEXNER – Author Quotes

EDMUNDSON, Mark

CitationContextSource ISBNCitation “Education is about finding out what form of work for you is close to being play – work you do so easily that it restores you as you go.” ~Mark Edmundson, American author & educator Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education (2013) New York, NY: Bloomsbury, p. 66 Context Extended excerpt [Non-fiction.]: “Education is about finding out what form of work for you is close to being play – work you do so easily that it restores you as you go. Randall Jarrell once said that if he were a rich man, he would pay money to teach poetry to students. (I would, too, for what

EBERT, Roger

CitationContextSource LinkCitation “Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” ~Roger Ebert, American journalist & film critic From Ebert's response to the question “In facing your own mortality, what final message would you leave for future generations?” in “11th Hour “Roger Ebert” (1994) Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO; The 11th Hour, Samuel A. Safarian & KBDI-TV, online via Colorado Public Television, video.cpt12.org Context Extended excerpt: [Address to live & television audience. Ebert is discussing the greater need for empathy. Transcript via Repeat Right.]: “Art, is of course, many things but I believe its most important role is to give form to

EASTMAN, Max

CitationContextSource LinkCitation “It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.” ~Max Eastman, American author & editor Enjoyment of Laughter (1936) New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936, 8th printing, p. 36; online via Open Library [free subscription service] openlibrary.org Context Extended excerpt [Eastman, sharing his ‘amateur opinion’ that ‘apes have a rudimentary sense of humor.']: “He has at least enough feeling for a playful trick to understand that he has been teased and not attacked. It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.” (pp. 36-37)  Source Link   Source

LEWIS, Anthony

ANTHONY LEWIS – Author Quotes

LEVITHAN, David

DAVID LEVITHAN – Author Quotes

AUSTEN, Jane

Jane Austen

Miller, Henry Valentine

Henry Valentine Miller

CARY, Alice

Alice Cary

ADDAMS, Jane

Jane Addams

ACKERMAN, Diane

Diane Ackerman

ABBEY, Edward

Edward Abbey