Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon
In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her ascension, Queen Elizabeth II declared that 1992 was an ‘annus horribilis’ and quoted from a poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon (born October 19, 1833), “Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in one’s own.”
You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.
Happy 73rd birthday, Anne Rice! The author lost her young daughter, Michelle, to leukemia the year before she wrote Interview With a Vampire. Michelle was the inspiration for the child-vampire, Claudia.
How true! Unfortunately, most people seem not to believe in spirituality!
We are all worthy of one another.
Edward P. Jones
Happy 64th birthday, Edward P. Jones! The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is best known for his novel, The Known World, which took ten years to to think up and about three months to write.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell (born September 29, 1810) was championed by Charles Dickens, who published her ghost stories in his magazine, Household Words, and wrote a biography of Charlotte Brontë at the request of Brontë’s father.