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TF Blog Quotations 2019
759 - March 07 2019
- Rudyard Kipling
- Maddie Crum
- Michael Ondaatje
-  Annie Proulx
- Mohed Altrad
- Annie Dillard
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Lindsay Lohan
- Rick Blaine by Bogart
- Warren Buffett
Rudyard Kipling
     December 30 of 2015 was the 150th anniversary of the poet
and storyteller’s birth, and we’re still wondering how much his
work has lived. "Kipling is always on the brink of coming back
into popularity, but until now it has never really happened."
- Andrew Lycett. / Few authors ever fell as far, in terms of
reputation, in their own lifetimes. Jack Little, a professor
emeritus at Simon Fraser University, says that in Kipling’s
prime he was “greeted like a rock star in his railway journeys
across Canada.” By the time he died in 1936, at the age of 70,
he was considered not only old-fashioned, but a representative
of British imperialism at its most unthinking.
I've read "The Jungle Book" - "The Man who Would be King",
"Just So Stories" along with other short stories & Poems.
Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907
Photo: Kipling in Mumbai in 1865
Article: Why does Rudyard Kipling get no respect? - Kids still love Jungle Book; the rest of us quote its author constantly 
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling

I began to feel that the pieces I published -- which included book reviews, roundups, and pop culture "takes"-- were tonally bright and therefore false, or at the very least, toothless. No one was asking me to write in this way, but I still felt an ambient pressure. This probably had to do with the speed at which we were expected to produce; it is simpler to write energetically than it is to slow down, rethink, and rearrange.
- Maddie Crum

She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.”
- Michael Ondaatje, from his book "The English Patient", published in 1992

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.
- Annie Proulx

I think a decision has to be made by one man but, nevertheless, he has to listen and take different perspectives into account.
- Mohed Altrad, 71 year old Franco-Syrian who has built a billion-dollar empire from scaffolding.

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
- Annie Dillard, from her first novel "The Living" published in 1992, born Meta Ann Doak, April 30, 1945 (age 73), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.- More: Article: " A Profile of Annie Dillard" from 2016

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.
- Martin Luther King Jr., "Strength to Love" 1963

I think success is the best revenge - and silence, as a presence. When I chose to change my future, my life, I was like, 'Where's the one place I can find silence?' . . .
I choose what I want to see and how I want to live.
- Lindsay Lohan > That place turned out to be Dubai > Interview June 26 2018 with Gabrielle Bluestone , G&M

I stick my neck out for nobody.
- Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), film Casablanca

The business does not earn more just because you pay more for it.
- Warren Buffett, he admitted that Berkshire Hathaway overpaid for its stake in Kraft Heinz and said it wouldn’t buy more shares - Bloomberg
Born: December 30, 1865,
        Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936,
        London, UK
9 > Rick Blaine played by Humphrey Bogart in the 1942 film Casablanca
Video clip
2 > Maddie Crum, a writer and editor living in New York by way of Dallas. Book reviews, pop culture essays, and interviews for Vulture, The Washington Post, Literary Hub, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and HuffPost, where she was a culture reporter and editor of the books section. She has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College, where she teaches freshman writing.
6 > Annie Dillard in Key West by Brian Smith 2016