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TF Blog Quotations 2019
754 - January 31, 2019
- Dmitri Shostakovich
- Maya Angelou
- Thomas S. Monson
- Julius Erving
- Michelle Obama
- Charlie Jane Anders
- Sue Monk Kidd
- Washington Irving
- Calli Marie
- John F. Kennedy
Dmitri Shostakovich
    Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
    He was a Russian composer and pianist. He is regarded as
one of the major composers of the 20th century.
    Shostakovich’s chameleon-like creative personality makes him
impossible to tie down. Take his knockabout Piano Concerto No.1,
which throws virtually everything into the stylistic melting
pot – vaudeville, jazz, music hall, honky-tonk, passing references
to Beethoven, Haydn and Mahler, and a side-splitting finale
reminiscent of Milhaud slapstick thrown in for good measure.
Yet although one can never be sure just what he is going
to do next, there is one immutable fact about his music – it
could only be by Shostakovich.
   CD "Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets & Piano
Quintet  - Borodin Quartet - Released Date
September 28, 2018, on Decca - 7 hours 36 minutes >
Now I can't abide rudeness, even in so called great artists.
Rudeness and cruelty are the qualities i hate most.
Rudeness and cruelty are always connected, I feel. One
example out of many is Stalin.
- Dmitri Shostakovich, from his book 'Testimony: The Memoirs'

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.
- Thomas S. Monson

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
- Julius Erving

We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean . . . and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
- Michelle Obama

We need to imagine the future in order to survive it.
- Charlie Jane Anders, on why science fiction writers
need to write about climate change. The Article

If you need something from somebody always give that person
a way to hand it to you.
- Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
- Washington Irving (1783-1859)

BUTTER! But only the good stuff. We use 83% milkfat butter because you should never skimp the foundational ingredients. It seems like such a simple, boring ingredient but it’s so fun and easy to make a tasty compound butter that completely changes a dish. Eggs and salt are pretty high up there on the list. I really want to play with more umami, pickled and fermented things in the future on the breakfast menu. It’s really common in other cultures but Americans are just now reaching outside the eggs, bacon, pancake (or cereal) approach to the most important meal of the day and I wouldn’t mind challenging people to step outside their comfort zone just a little.
- Calli Marie, when asked by Lauren Titus March 17, 2016 'What's your favorite ingredient to work with and why? What ingredients do you want to experiment with more?' The interview / She is Food Program Manager at BREW Five Points, she has a job that allows her some flexibility and culinary creativity. More than just Head Baker, she is also known as the Nosh Queen and Champion of All-Things-Brunch.

There is nothing in the record of the past two years when both Houses of Congress have been controlled by the Republican Party which can lead any person to believe that those promises will be fulfilled in the future. They follow the Hitler line - no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as truth.
- John F. Kennedy, Remarks of John F. Kennedy, Fitton Council, Knights of Columbus, East Boston, Massachusetts, USA, May 18, 1947. Speech

Born: September 25, 1906,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 9, 1975,
Moscow, Russia
Calli Marie
by Amy Robb.
Sue Monk Kidd,
The Secret Life of Bees