What is this title? Many might be wondering but some might get immediately drawn to it. The later may be disappointed in the end while the former might rejoice “I told you so!” or “Didn’t I warn you?” But I warn both types to beware! Both may be disappointed!
I say “hats off to bloggers” to those bloggers who put in their blogs regularly – some of them more than one blog daily, even here on WordPress! I am off for days together , even months. Even when I log in I fail to get ideas that could be reproduced here. I am not sure I know the reason. May be I am born dumb! Then why I registered here? May be I am not creative enough but then 25 people might not have followed me. Though a small number but then even one follower is worth my salt! So? Is it plain laziness? Could be! But I have failed to shrug it off. It always overtakes my initiative. It always stops before I start. So today I took the courage to expose it. Nevertheless, Hats off to the Bloggers!
I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting…. I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.
Barbara Cooney (born August 6, 1917) was a prolific children’s book author and illustrator who won the prestigious Caldecott Medal—twice—during her long career. Among her best-known works are Miss Rumphius, Ox-Cart Man, Chanticleer and the Fox, Island Boy, and Hattie and the Wild Waves. She traveled extensively for research, visiting Mexico, Finland, France, Spain, Ireland, Haiti, and other locales to get the look and landscape just right.
Telling a story is like reaching into a granary full of wheat and drawing out a handful. There is always more to tell than can be told.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. ~Marcel Pagnol.
Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ~Dalai Lama
Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference—with words.
– Elizabeth Hardwick
Elizabeth Hardwick (born July 27, 1916) was a cofounder of The New York Review of Books as well as an accomplished critic, essayist, and novelist (The Ghostly Lover, The Simple Truth, Sleepless Nights). She was married to the poet Robert Lowell for a time, and toward the end of her life she wrote a biography of Herman Melville, with whom she had been fascinated her entire career.