Richard Gere (b. August 31): “All of our energy should be in sacrifice…”

30 Aug


“All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.”

~ Richard Gere, b. 31 August 1949

Michael Jackson (b. August 29): “The greatest education is watching the masters at work.”

29 Aug


“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

~ Michael Jackson, b. 29 August 1958

Shania Twain (b. August 28): “Life unravels the way it does…”

28 Aug


“Life unravels the way it does, and it has an effect on you, but you have to take responsibility for dealing with it.”

~ Shania Twain, b. 28 August 1965


Jeannette Winterson (b. August 27): 10 Rules for Writing

27 Aug


Jeannette Winterson (b. 27 August 1959

10 Rules for Writing

  1. Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.
  2. Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether.
  3. Love what you do.
  4. Be honest with yourself. If you are no good, accept it. If the work you are ­doing is no good, accept it.
  5. Don’t hold onto poor work. If it was bad when it went in the drawer it will be just as bad when it comes out.
  6. Take no notice of anyone you don’t respect.
  7. Take no notice of anyone with a ­gender agenda. A lot of men still think that women lack imagination of the fiery kind.
  8. Be ambitious for the work and not for the reward.
  9. Trust your creativity.
  10. Enjoy this work!

Paul Reubens (Aug 27): “I’ve always felt like a kid…”

27 Aug


“I’ve always felt like a kid, I still feel like a kid, and I’ve never had any problem tapping into my childhood and my kid side.”

~ Paul Reubens, b. 27 Aug 1952

Christopher Isherwood (b. August 26): “Life’s not so bad if you have a good physique…”

26 Aug


“Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.” 

~ Christopher Isherwood, b. 26 August 1904

Jorge Luis Borges (b. August 24): “It is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger.”

24 Aug


“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”

~ Jorge Luis Borges, b. 24 August 1899


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