Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts

25 May 2017

Jazz, America's Original Art Form ~ Cool Finds Around the Web

"Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world."
- Ahmad Alaadeen








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19 May 2017

People We Like to Quote: Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

The Right Honourable  Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) KG OM CH TD PCc DL FRS RA,  was a military hero and British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.  ( Wikipedia )


I take your point Sir Churchill.  Your reference to "hell" is a descriptive term, a figure of speech to describe an horrific ordeal that someone is enduring and they must stay strong, persevere and keep pushing forward in order to overcome.

However, with regard to the real hellNobody goes through it.  If they end up there it's their final destination.  They can't escape and they can't turn back.  They can't complain that there was an error in their travel itinerary and that they had been dropped off at wrong place!  They can't even bribe whoever put them in there to let them back out.  For one thing, if they were rich, they were not able to bring their money with them.  Ask the Pharoahs or ask Paul.  Also, the living whom they left behind can't pay for them to get out of hell either through a convenient system of indulgences.  (Geez!  And you think insurance in America is a rip off!)

Churchill quotes are food for thought.  

If I were setting up my own personal private library, I would make sure to have at least one book on the shelf with his quotes. ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“•

Mini BIO - Winston Churchill




16 May 2017

My Favorite Power Quote 4 (3, 2, and 1)

Isn't this like one of the best motivational quotes you've ever heard?  Something new, just recently started and as you can see by the post title this is the fourth quote added the collection.  The other three were shared at my other blogs.  





Gifts for the Tolkien Enthusiast


One might think that I got the idea of power quotes from a site like BrainyQuote, which is a great site if you need to find a quote by a famous or notable person very quickly.  But that's not how it came to me.  You see being a student of the Bible, you have what are called "memory verses".  Particular scriptures that you want to memorize and be able to recall when needed.  Well there used to be a religious publication (apologies for not being able to remember the name) and they had something referred to as "power verses".  A memory verse that gave you power!  It's like a "Get thee behind me Satan" verse you use to thwart those who try to trouble you.  Yeah.  You think of the verse instead of punching the person in the face or yelling at them.  Don't know if this is a technique used in anger management classes, but it works for me! 


At any rate, taking the idea a step further, because quote collecting is my hobby and blogging is my home business endeavor, the two were joined in marriage and so far the union seems to be quite useful!

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My Favorite Power Quote 3

Started collecting these types of quotes wherever I find them.  This one is Number 3. was grabbed from Facebook. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.”


https://www.facebook.com/bloggingcommunity/photos/a.10150768851748289.500903.67332568288/10151744058418289/?type=3&theater



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My Favorite Power Quote 2






My Favorite Power Quote 1

11 May 2017

Celebrities : In Memory Of: Bob Marley, Reggae Music Legend (1945 - 1981) | Niume | Music

Just published this quick tribute. Adding to my collection of Marley bio tidbits.



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~ 36 years ago today, on May 11, 1981, singer/songwriter and reggae music legend, Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (Feb 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), died of cancer in a hospital in Miami, Florida. …

Celebrities : In Memory Of: Bob Marley, Reggae Music Legend (1945 – 1981)




~ February 6th was the singer's birthday. ... May 11th, the anniversary of Mr. Marley's death, ... remembrance. …

Bob Marley - Rastaman Trivia 2



~ by frugalrvers : Most of the world now knows what the genre of reggae is in music, mostly thanks to one man: Bob Marley. …

Myths & Facts: Bob Marley Cause Of Death, His Life And More



~ ... It's great to have musicians and players of instruments around us. …

The I-Threes: The Golden Voices Behind Bob Marley



~ BOB MARLEY: His words and prophecies through his music are taking placeA couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article captioned "Is Belgium's Royal Family Proud Of The Horrible Crime Leopold II Committed In Africa?" ...

Understanding The Background Of The Wisdom Of Bob Marley


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21 March 2017

Always Laugh When You Can ... | We Heart It

Started using WHI (We Heart It). Know what you're thinking. There's Pinterest, Scoop.it, StumbleUpon, etc. Why create another set of collections? Why? Because they share really good stuff on WHI that is different from my findings elsewhere on the web and because it's so easy to click that little “heart” button on the images. I have a Tumblr blog and lots of folks on Tumblr use it. That's how I found the site. 

This lovely quote by Lord Byron is my 100th “heart”. ♥


Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. | WHI
Found on yoursummerdreamz.tumblr.com and hearted and shared by @xLostMemories




Currently maintaining four collections: 
  1. My Style
  2. Art and Photography
  3. Food Cravings & Lust;
  4. There's No Place like Home.

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Spotlight on Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (1917 - 2000)

"I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker."  

- -  Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 “ 2000) 


February was Black History Month and March is Womens History Month and Ms. Brooks get the spotlight for both of these “dedicated time periods”. She is worthy of the honor.

A biography snapshot of African-American poet, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (Jun 7, 1917 - Dec 3, 2000).



  • Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks is a noted African-American Poet Laureate.  

  • She published her first poem at age 14.  

  • Her beginnings were humble.  She was born in Topeka, Kansas but her family moved to Chicago (the South side, i.e. with the rest of the poor folks) when she was young.  When she grew up, she attended Wilson Junior College in Chicago, graduating in 1936.  

  • She was the first African-American (male or female) to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize; in 1950, the category for Poetry.  Her award-winning poetry was titled "Annie Allen (1949)".

  • Ms. Brooks utilized her poetic prowess for expressing her emotions, beliefs and perspectives.  She had very strong opinions about family life, war and social ethics.  Current events of her day, led her to adapt her writing style from humor and irony to a more deeply serious tone in order to address politics and racism and the real assassinations of activists Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.  

  • Over the years, her works have reached a wide and diverse audience.  She has earned the respect of many for her sincerity, quiet strength, dedication and her life's accomplishments have left an indelible mark in literature and in history.   

Ms. Brooks departed this life on December 3, 2000, at age 83.  

To sum up her writings in her own words:
"Poetry is life distilled." 


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04 January 2017

"Plot Twist" ~ Courtesy of Cheshire Public Library

Found this in my Facebook memories from two years ago. So worth remembering and re-sharing.  Oh the treasure we find in a public library.  There are treasures to be found even online. ๐Ÿ˜

Image Credit: Cheshire Public Library's photo.







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Also, January 4 is National Trivia Day 2017 in the USA. Got any trivia you would like to share? I shared this fascinating fact FOUR years ago on Facebook. 

"The original 1949 ENIAC computer occupied a full city block."


ENIAC - CHM Revolution

ENIACIn 1942, physicist John Mauchly proposed an all-electronic calculating machine. The U.S. Army, meanwhile, needed to calculate complex wartime ballistics tables. Proposal met patron.The result was ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), built between 1943 and 1945-the first large-scale computer to run at electronic speed without being slowed by any mechanical parts.
 
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In case you don't have any trivia to share, here's a couple of links. Enjoy!


54 Fantastic Facts for National Trivia Day


54 Fantastic Facts for National Trivia Day

Editor-in-Chief, Digital for mental_floss. Nerdy dad to three little girls. Wearing blue glasses all of a sudden. ©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.


Political Trivia


Political Trivia

A collection of trivia questions about the world of politics.

26 December 2016

Business Advice : Women Helping Women : 4 Simple Success Tips

A brand new year is only a few days away. Always looking for ways sisters can help each other out. Found this great article and am passing it along. Success tips for 2017 and beyond!


4 Simple Ways Women Can Help Women Succeed In Business






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27 August 2016

Quotes That are Re-Quote-Worthy

Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


President Barack Obama

  • “Yes we can.”


Malcolm X

  • “When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.”


Nelson Mandela

  • “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”



Bob Marley - 

  • “Overcome the devils with a ting called love.”





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25 July 2016

Iconic Female Celebrities (My Top 10 List)

In America, we love to apply the word “icon” to people who sort of serve as symbols or are symbolic of something much larger than themselves, and are representative of an ideal that we, as individuals, hope to achieve in life. It's almost as if these people are idols. Almost.




A better way to explain our usage of this term would be by sharing my first time hearing it applied to a well-known figure. My first time hearing the word used was a report where people were speaking of Lee Iacocca. What did this man do to have people call him an “icon”? He's an American businessman, in the automobile industry, who (based on my recollection of events) brought the Chrysler Corporation back to life. Evidently, because of his prowess as a business warrior, he stepped up, took the helm as CEO of ailing and failing business entity, revived it and steered to success. For accomplishing this impossible feat, people showered praises on him as if he were a god of the American automotive industry.


As time passed, the word “icon” started popping up everywhere and is especially used for entertainers, such as, Madonna. Why is she an icon? “Madonna could be considered one of the most successful women of all time.” (Quote source: Madonna: Icon (and Single Working Mother with Custody Issues) | The Huffington Post)


Another example? Beyoncรฉ was selected as the 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon. (CFDA = Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.)


Once read an article published at Listverse.com about Hollywood suicides. The full title of the article is “10 Iconic Actresses Who Tragically Ended Their Lives”. After reviewing the list of female celebrities, the facts presented about their deaths were indeed tragic, but describing the actresses as “iconic” kind of made me bristle. It didn't seem to jive with other people in the entertainment industry who were being described as “iconic”.


So! Decided to compile my own list of actresses who should be considered “iconic”. Nixed the requirement that that they had to have committed suicide.


Hmmm …? Now where would be the best place to start to find those sort of people very quickly? The iconic Life Magazine. Of course!



Here's my list of ten (10) female iconic celebrities (not all are actresses, but they are famous or recognizable). The parenthetical notes are my rationale or reasons why these women measure up to the criteria that sets them apart as icons.


1. Shirley Temple (Child star, Goodwill Ambassador. She's an icon! No debate!)

http://life.tumblr.com/post/143274953589/shirley-temple-was-born-today-april-23-1928


2. Audrey Hepburn (Actress, Humanitarian ~ elegant, classy, possible!)


"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
- Audrey Hepburn




3. Hillary Clinton (See photo of her years at Wellesley, 1969 ~ on her way)

http://life.tumblr.com/post/73532564855/hillary-clintons-candidacy-without-a-campaign-is


4. Jackie Kennedy (Before she married Onassis; born to serve as FLOTUS.)

http://life.tumblr.com/post/147643830069/jackie-kennedy-on-the-campaign-trail-in-1960


5. Dorothy Dandridge (aka “Carmen”)

http://life.tumblr.com/post/65721407853/on-this-day-in-life-november-1-1954-dorothy


6. Sophia Loren (If only we could all wear spaghetti like her.)


Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
- Sophia Loren

http://life.tumblr.com/post/147290826509/sophia-loren-picks-roses-at-her-villa-in-marino


7. Katherine Hepburn ("Really darling?" Yes Ms. K. You really are darling!)




8. Ella Fitzgerald (Jazz is to icon as icon is to jazz.)



9. Lucille Ball (Who could not love Lucy?)




10. Ingrid Bergman (Can't think of a word for her, except ... Indescribable!)

http://life.tumblr.com/post/127857687219/august-29th-marks-100-years-since-the-birth-of-the




* Hepburn and Loren Quote Sources found at BrainyQuote.com

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