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TF Blog Quotations 2019
755 - February 07, 2019
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- George Eliot
- Maya Angelou
- Jennifer Weiner
- May Sarton
- Michelle Obama
- Muriel Spark
- Cheryl Strayed
- Julia Hartz
- Stéphane Beaujean
Eleanor Roosevelt
      She was an American political figure, diplomat and activist.
She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933
to April 12, 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's
four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the
United States.
    What should be understood is that she never waited for things to
happen, she made them happen living by a simple mantra, "The future
is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until
tomorrow. Tomorrow is now."  That sense of urgency would guide her
to pack as much as she could into every single day and the evidence
of that is her larger than life legacy which will live forever.      
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in
which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to
yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that
comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, from her book "You Learn by Living: Eleven
Keys for a More Fulfilling Life"

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
- Maya Angelou, from her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

Things happen, and you can't make them un-happen. You don't get do-overs, you can't roll back the clock, and the only thing it does any good to worry about, is how you let them affect you.
- Jennifer Weiner

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton,  is the pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton, a prolific American poet, novelist and memoirist.

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.
- Michelle Obama, in a Marie Claire interview, 2008

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.
- Muriel Sarah Spark, DBE, CLit, FRSE, FRSL was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist.

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
- Cheryl Strayed

Some of our close friends, who had built a few businesses together, gave us this great advice: "Divide and conquer," they said. "Never work on the same thing at the same time." And that was our golden rule. We just never worked on the same area of the business at the same time. If you're working on the same spreadsheet, you’re going to be fighting over the mouse.
- Julia Hartz, founder of Eventbrite with her fiancé about working together on their start-up.

The market has risen from 700 books per year in the 1990s to 5,000 this year. I don’t know any cultural industry which has had that kind of increase.
- Stéphane Beaujean, artistic director for "Angoulême International Comics Festival" in France.
Stéphane Beaujean
Born: October 11, 1884,
New York City, N.Y., US
Died: November 7, 1962,
74th Street, New York City, NY, US