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Life Quote

_Life is not about what happens to you. Life is all about how you choose to respond._

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May 5, 2018 · 9:21 pm

March For Our Lives ~ Inspired by Youth Today


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Robert Heinlein Quote About Prejudices


“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

Robert A. Heinlein

Unfortunately, we know that’s true since the last election.

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A Maori Proverb


“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” Maori Proverb

Wishing you sunny days,

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog


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A Buddha Quote

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”



See my other blog for a great quote on leadership.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

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Yoda Quotes Wisdom

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Yoda believe or fail                 Yoda calm you must

Yoda pass on what learnedYoda let go    Yoda patience

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Shakespeare Quotes Are On a Mug

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My writer friend gave me a mug for Christmas with Shakespeare Quotes on it produced by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. I typed half of the quotes and posted them on

Here are the rest of the quotes on the other side of the mug.

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”

“Spirit of love how quick and fresh art thou.”

“Love sought is good but given unsought is better.”

“Did my heart love ’til now? Foreswear it, sight! for I ne’er saw true beauty ’til this night.”

“Love is merely a madness.”


Valentine’s Day is not far away. Maybe these quotes could be used on a handmade card?

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres



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Quotes: Absurd Life

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“Bad Choices make good stories.”
“I’ll See you in court’ is the grown up version of ‘I’m telling mom.”

“Mirror says yes camera says no.”

“Favorite childhood memory: not paying bills.”

“Your secret is safe with me…and my best friend.”

“Life tip: when nothing goes right, go to sleep.”

“Burned 1000 calories today, left the pizza in the oven too long.”

“Sometimes all you need is a billion dollars.”

“The human body has 7 trillion nerves, and you manage to get on every single one of them.”

“Nothing is impossible with the Pirates of the Caribbean tune in the background.”

“I’m not arguing, I’m explaining why I’m right.”

“Technically if you don’t cut a cake, it’s still only one slice.”

Thanks to Tumbler, Viktorija G. and The Bored Panda for the absurd life quotes.


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Quotes and Words

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“The boundaries of our world shift under out feet and we tremble while waiting to see whether any new form will take the place of the lost boundary or whether we can create out of this chaos some new order.” Rollo May

“I write to find out what I’m talking about.”  Edward Albee

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“I let my characters do the talking, simple as that.” Terry McMillian

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”   Ernest Hemingway

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”  Margaret Atwood

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A Quote About Travel

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“The world is a book,
And those who do not travel,
Read only a page.”

By Saint Augustine

To me, reading a book is traveling. When I read Aegean Dream by Dario Ciriello, I felt as if I had gone to the Island of Skopelos. When something reminds me about the book, I can imagine the places he described as if I were there. I hear the people speaking Greek, I feel the outside and the insides of the buildings during the day and night. I smell and feel the soap his wife made.

I finished Jane Smiley’s Some Luck and I know that Iowa farm plus the neighboring farms. She wrote a series and I bought the second book so I could return to Iowa.

Our reading group chose Run by Ann Patchett for this month’s book. I’m right there– Massachusetts in the snow (even if it’s a hot day where I live in California).

I’ve traveled to many countries and states in the past, but with all the hassle to fly these days, I’d rather be home with a book. It’s my favorite way to travel.   What do you think of Saint Augustine’s quote?book and candle


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