Writer’s Quote Wednesday: William Feather

I don’t know anything about American author, William Feather. But having had come to Canada, I certainly do agree with his words that we should look upon life as an adventure.

It’s way more fun that way. You never know where you’re going to end up, and it may be way better than what you first anticipated.

Go on, take a leaf out of this writer’s book, and have an adventure!

In response to Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday.
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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Voltaire

Born François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), Voltaire was a French philosopher during the French Enlightment era. He was an avocate for freedom of religion and expression, who adopted his nom de plume following his 11-month imprisonment at the Bastille, Paris in 1718.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Shakespeare

I don’t know from which play Shakespeare wrote this, but he’s right. We need to laugh and let the “old wrinkles come”. As I read this, I can imagine him with wrinkles all over his face too.

God bless the old Bard.

Written in response to Writer's Quote Wednesday by Silver Threading, with this week's theme focusing on "Laughter". Image source: Pinterest.

 

 

For the love of John Donne

One of my most favourite poets, in all of history, is John Donne (1572 – 1631).

Born in England during a time when religion was illegal, he became known as a Metaphysical Poet. According to Poets.org:

“The Metaphysical Poets are known for their ability to startle the reader and coax new perspective through paradoxical images, subtle argument, inventive syntax, and imagery from art, philosophy, and religion using an extended metaphor known as a conceit.”¹

I learnt of Donne when I saw a documentary on him, called Simon Schama’s John Donne. I only watched it, because I’m a fan of Schama from his History of Modern Britain programmes. I had no idea who the heck this poet was, or any of his works. But since I like learning new things, so I watched it.

I was engrossed. 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Tennyson

In response to Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday. 

 

Did You Know: Leap Day

Did you know…?

That Julius Caesar is the reason why we have a Leap Year every four years!

Back in the Ancient Times, he came up with the idea of adding an extra day in February to accommodate Solar Year, which consists of a weird 365.2422 days!

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Plato

Posted in response to Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

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