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Two Thoughts (23 - 29 July)
Sunday, 23 July
Two thoughts from Darren Hardy
“Unsuccessful people carry their goals around in their head like marbles rattling around in a can, and we say a goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy.”
“In essence, you make your choices, and then your choices make you.”
Monday, 24 July
Two thoughts from Nizar Qabbani
"Light is more important than the lantern, The poem more important than the notebook"
"Life doesn't stop after losing someone, but it goes on without them differently."
Tuesday, 25 July
Two thoughts from William Styron
"We each devise our means of escape from the intolerable."
"Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever."
Wednesday, 26 July
Two thoughts from Edward Bunker
“I believe that anyone who doesn't read remains dumb. Even if they know how, failing to regularly ingest the written word dooms them to ignorance, no matter what else they have or do”
“One of the best things in being a criminal is having no schedule.”
Thursday, 27 July
Two thoughts from Nora Ephron
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
"I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive."
Friday, 28 July
Two thoughts from Norbert Wiener
"We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment."
“We are not the stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves.”
Saturday, 29 July
Two thoughts from Jeannette Walls
“Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.”
“That’s the thing to remember about all monsters: they love to frighten people, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run.”
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