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

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. 😍

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.”





Original source link: My Fox Nooze









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? Beyoncé 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

15 July 2016

Quotes for Success: Building a Door

Denise Hadnott is a financial educator who makes extra effort to encourage women in business and provide advice for their success. Thank you Ms. Hadnott!!








01 February 2016

Zen Pencils - Inspirational Quotes Adapted Into Cartoons

Cartoon quotes from famous folks who inspire us - Presented to you by ZenPencils.com.

Discovered this site because it showed up in the post stream via Tumblr.com. Someone has taken one of Maya Angelou's well-known poems - “Phenomenal Woman” - and presented it in comic strip format. Their artistic endeavor was … in a word … phenomenal!

The image supplied with this post is a partial view of his work. To view the entire comic strip, click here .


Gavin Aung Than is the talented cartoonist who creates these “essential” moments in time.

You can submit a quote and he will create a cartoon or comic for it. He has done quotes by Kahlil Gibran, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lao Tzu, Winston Churchill and many more.

If you have a few hours, a slow day, nothing much going on … spend some time perusing this site. You'll leave inspired.

♥ In Memory of: - Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)



Official Website: zenpencils.com 
♦ Tumblr Blog: zenpencils.tumblr.com

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Content first appeared Feb 2015 at:  Persona Paper

20 January 2016

Favorite Quote (or Poem) to Carry Me Thru 2016

While searching for posts and images about dreaming found this lovely poem which reads like a prayer and could be put under an umbrella labeled "Dreaming of a Perfect World".


Quotes | Source


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Posts, Articles, Books, Art, etc. for More on Dreams:




11 May 2015

'Mahogany' Taught the True Value of Being a Success

"Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with."


Agree or disagree?


There was once a time when Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams were an "item"; for movies that is. They had great onscreen chemistry but never a real life romance. This particular film had a really nice theme song. Great fashion in this film too; especially that dress Ms. Ross wore in one of the scenes that looked like a rainbow. When it comes to fashion, beauty and style, Ms. Ross was and still is one of the best-dressed women in the entertainment business; onscreen and off. Click through to view that fabulous gown she's wearing in the photo for this September 2014 article by 947thewave.cbslocal.com:

Diana Ross : Still a 'Supreme' Performer

Nothing much to say about this motion picture that you can't look up on Wikipedia. That quote about success struck a chord with me though.

Mahogany (1975)

 

  

 

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Hope everybody enjoyed their day!


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02 April 2015

3 Ways Women Can Support Other Women - Seekyt.com

" ... While certain forms of competition can be healthy, the kind of claws out, Housewives of Atlanta style undermining that many women partake in is more worthy of the unflattering term, cat fight. As women gain momentum and presence in all aspects of life, we would do well to take heed of Albright’s ominous assertion. ... "


APOLOGIES TO READERS:
Quotes above was extracted from an article at Seekyt.com that has become unpublished.  Link supplied below is a comparable replacement link.

Continue reading to learn the Ways Women Can Support Other Women.

Image Credit: By U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons





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01 March 2015

My Worry-Free Philosophy

“Revenge it's a kiss, this time I won't miss, now I've got you in my sight.”

( Lyrics from “GoldenEye” - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tinaturner/goldeneye.html )

I love me some Tina Turner. Her being picked to sing a James Bond theme song? So worthy to be chosen to become a member of the same club as Dame Shirley Bassey. She performed this song well, but alas … Revenge is not a part of my worry-free philosophy. 




The advice in the image above (found at glitter-graphics.com) says: “Never go to bed angry. Stay up and plot your revenge.”

Eh! That's great for a joke! But not a route one should take in real life.

- Never go to bed angry. Anger is an emotion that you can fully control. CONTROL IT!! Anger, more often than not, makes you do things you regret for a long long long time.

Say what? Jesus got angry with the money changers in the temple? Yeah well, you're still trying to get to heaven. Don't screw up your chances! Jesus is already there! He can lock the gates!!


Also, don't give me that crap about anger management or you'll make me angry!!  :)

- Stay up and ... Stay up? WHAT???!!! I get precious little sleep as it is!! You want me to choose between beauty rest versus wrinkles, extra gray hair and bloodshot eyes? What are my other options?

- Plot my revenge? Plotting is needed when writing a book or a script for a movie. If I have that kind of time to spare and can spend it on plotting, might as well write a book. Why not? I'm wide awake anyway!! You never know. Could be another Harry Potter series.

So the bottom line is: Revenge is _______________. In my life, it's a blank and I'm never going to fill it in.



Like to read more of my worry-free philosophy? Click this link: My Worry Free Philosphy You have my assurances that none of the quips and quotes were borrowed from Erma Bombeck.



IN MEMORY OF: Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996) 
Ms. Bombeck is a beloved American humorist. She was noted for using the vehicle of comedy to aptly and succinctly express practical wisdom and advice encapsulated in witty, terse, hilarious statements.


March is Women's History Month and it seemed fitting to honor her and supply a link to an article which shares some of her selected quotations: http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/a/qu_erma_bombeck.htm

 
A salute is also due to the Bond goddesses: Tina Turner and Dame Shirley Bassey. My List of the Best Classic James Bond Theme Songs




Photos of Erma Bombeck and Shirley Bassey, Public Domain




Content first shared via TreasurePen.com, Mar 14, 2014.


04 February 2015

Spotlight on Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (1917 - 2000)

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

- -  Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 “ 2000) 

 

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

Gwendolyn Brooks, Miami Book Fair Internationa... 
Gwendolyn Brooks, Miami Book Fair International, 1985 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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".

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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Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks




20 January 2015

What is a Universal Language of Light?

What is a Universal Language of Light?

Sharing a link to an article written by fellow freelance writer



  • Quote extracted from the article: “Modern research confirms the most ancient form of Hebrew to be a natural language; the alphabetic forms emerging from the phosphate flare patterns of the brain.”
 
The Tower of Babel, c.1563 This is my first time learning, hearing or reading about a “Universal Language of Light”. The research results do make you wonder. However, I am convinced that God invented all human languages because I believe the biblical account of the tower of Babel. If Genesis 11 is true , then any human language is a “language of The Light”.

  • The article also contains an interesting question: “Is DNA the next Internet?”
It seems that Russian scientists have made some claims. Next? I’m not trying to split hairs or “strain at a gnat and swallow a camel”, but DNA was here first! Just sayin’. This article is fascinating!!

Image Credit: The Tower of Babel, c.1563 Pieter Bruegel…Art Print Allposters.com
Love in 44 Languages



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31 December 2014

My Favorite Power Quote 12 (Last One for 2014)

In 2014 started collecting “My Favorite Power Quotes”. Wanted to end the year with a dozen quotes. The last power quote for my year ending 2014 is a word that's full of power!! No matter what language you say it in, it still means the same. It can move mountains.  Hope it inspires you! :)



Love in 44 Languages
Love in 44 Languages
Allposters.com


Apologies for the strike through.  My Tumblr account was terminated during the year and the quotes got deleted.





Collected these quotes on my own, but if you're looking for a compilation as ready reference:

Power Quotes From Visible Ink Press



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