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TF Blog Quotations 2019
752 - January 17, 2019
- C.S. Lewis
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Howard Pyle
- Guess who said this?
- Paul Patterson
- Eric Larsen
- Alfonso Cuarón
- David Sischo
- Louise Penny
- Frank Herber
Clive Staples Lewis
     He  was a British writer and lay theologian. He held
academic positions in English literature at both Oxford
University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge
University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963).
     As a teenager, Lewis was wonder-struck by the songs and
legends of what he called Northernness, the ancient literature
of Scandinavia preserved in the Icelandic sagas. These
legends intensified an inner longing that he would later call "joy".
He also grew to love nature; its beauty reminded him of the
stories of the North, and the stories of the North reminded him
of the beauties of nature. His teenage writings moved away
from the tales of Boxen, and he began using different art forms,
such as epic poetry and opera, to try to capture his new-found
interest in Norse mythology and the natural world.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C.S. Lewis

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way,
and in that I learn from him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can be of use to the younger artists through the advice and criticism which I give them. It is likely that some of my pupils will reach unusual distinction.
- Howard Pyle, 1853-1911, beyond his success in magazine and book illustration, Pyle had a large influence on a generation of American artists. His students included N.C. Wyeth, Violet Oakley, Harvey Dunn, Stanley Arthurs, Frank Schoonover and many others.

I’ll tell you, to me, the second-most important thing after love what you do is never, ever give up. Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.
- Guess who said this? - in May 21, 2004, giving a commencement address to the class of 2004 and to accept an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y.

While I lay there not sleeping, I wondered why anyone, including myself, would pay such exorbitant prices for this. Then it struck me like a beverage cart to the knee. It wasn’t because the experience in the front was so great; it was because the experience in the back was so dreary.
- Paul Patterson, in his article "Was my first-class airplane seat worth the money? I’m still trying to figure that out"

I feel like I’m pretty good at working alone, but 15 hours of just nothing was something I’ve never experienced before in my life. That was hard.
- Eric Larsen - "Colorado polar explorer falls short on record-setting push to the South Pole" > Larsen's goal was to Ski across 700 miles of Antarctic ice and reach the South Pole in just 24 days. The headline technically spoils the result, the story of his attempt is riveting and will make you think twice before complaining about taking the dog out during the next snow storm here in Colorado. Article

Cinema at its best tears down walls and builds bridges to another culture. As we cross these bridges, these experiences and these new shapes and these new faces, we begin to realize that while they may be strange, they are not unfamiliar. We begin to understand exactly how much we have in common.
- Alfonso Cuarón, accepting the film award for "Roma" at the 2019 76th Golden Globes, January 6, 2019.

George, the last known Achatinella apexfulva, died on New Year's Day 2019.
He is survived by none.
- David Sischo, head of the Snail Extinction Prevention Program, in a statement from Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. George, the 14-year-old mollusc lived alone in a tank at the University of Hawaii's "snail ark", where it hatched as part of a captive breeding programme that began in 1997 with the collection of the last ten such snails known to exist.

The memory of the heart was far stronger than whatever was kept in the mind. The question was, what did people keep in their heart?
- Louise Penny, from "Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel"

Fear is the mind-killer
- Frank Herbert, from his 1965 science fiction novel 'Dune,' originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine.
Born: November 29, 1898,
         Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22, 1963 (aged 64),
        Oxford, England
Howard Pyle
in his studio
Illustration by Drew Shannon who is is an illustrator living and working in Toronto. He has created artwork for a variety magazines, newspapers and books, including the Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, and Vice. In addition to his designs being featured in print and on the web, he started silkscreening t-shirts as a hobby in high school and has been figuring it out ever since. Drew's web site
Louise Penny