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.
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.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…
Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)
This is probably the most inspiring (and historical) quote I have ever come across! Continue reading
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
– Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
Did you know…?
Victorian author Charles Dickens had his own personal postbox during the early days of the trademark red wall-boxes? Continue reading Did You Know: Charles Dickens
Dear Ms Jane Austen,
Oh, Jane Austen!¹ How I, and zillion other people, admire you and your works! Your great novels, such as Pride and Prejudice, provide enjoyment to many people every day. Your quotes are written on everything, girls pine for a Mr Darcy, and people like me wonder what it was like to live in the 18th and 19th centuries (after the medieval era, the Georgian/Regency period is my second favourite). Needless to say, your unique language, fashion, and Georgian dances provides escapism to us from the modern world. Continue reading Letter to a Dream Reader