from Anaïs

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

::  Anaïs Nin ::

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from Vincent

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

:: Vincent van Gogh ::

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word of the day :: salutary

salutary
[sal-yuh-ter-ee]

-adjective 
1. favorable or promoting health; healthful.
2. promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome.

Origin
1480-90; < Latin salūt ( āris ) ( salūt–  (stem of salūs ) health +-āris -ar) + -ary

“The plays and sports of children as as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.”
~ Samuel Richardson ~
British novelist

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from Frank

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

:: Frank Lloyd Wright ::

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word of the day :: gad

gad
[gad]

-verb (used without object)
1. to move restlessly or aimlessly from one place to another: to gad about.

-noun
2. the act of gadding.

Origin
1425-75; late Middle English gadden, perhaps back formation from gadeling companion in arms, fellow (in 16th century, vagabond, wanderer), Old English gædeling, derivative of gæd fellowship; see gather, -ling1

“Younger sisters are almost different beings from elder ones, but thank God it quite and unaffectedly without repining or envy that I see my elder sister gad about and visit, etc. –when I rest at home.”
~ Frances Burney ~
British author

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from Anais

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
:: Anais Nin ::

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from Ezra

“Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.”

:: Ezra Pound ::

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word of the day :: abject

abject
[ab-jekt, ab-jekt]

-adjective
1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty.
2. contemptible; despicable; base-spirited: an abject coward.
3. shamelessly servile; slavish.
4. Obsolete . cast aside.

Origin
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin abjectus thrown down (past participle of abicere, abjicere ), equivalent to ab- ab  + -jec– throw + -tus  past participle suffix

“It was as though some part of him obscurely desired to accept defeat and misery, were anxious to make abjection even more abject.”
~ Aldous Huxley ~
British author

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from Maya

“Of all the needs (there are non imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.”

:: Maya Angelou ::

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word of the day :: poetaster

poetaster
[poh-it-as-ter]

-noun
an inferior poet; a writer of indifferent verse.

Origin
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin or Neo-Latin; see poet, –aster1

“‘Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.”
~ Ben Johnson ~
British dramatist, poet

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