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Georgia O’Keeffe (b. November 15): “I’ve been terrified every moment of my life…”

15 Nov


“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

~ Georgia O’Keeffe, b. 15 November 1887



Arthur Rimbaud (b. October 20): “Life is the farce we’re all forced to endure.”

20 Oct


Arthur Rimbaud (born 20 October 1854, died 10 November 1891) was a French poet who produced his works while still in his late teens. Victor Hugo described him as ‘an infant Shakespeare’. He gave up creative writing before the age of 20. He was a restless soul who travelled on three continents before his death from cancer just after his 37th birthday.

Four quotes:

  1. Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
  2. Life is the farce we are all forced to endure.
  3. I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
  4. A thousand Dreams within me softly burn.

Great Garbo (b. September 18): “Life would be so wonderful if only…”

18 Sep

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“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.”

~ Greta Garbo, b. 18 Sept 1905



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



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


Alexander McCall Smith (b. August 24): “A life without stories would be no life at all.”

24 Aug


“A life without stories would be no life at all. And stories bound us, did they not, one to another, the living to the dead, people to animals, people to the land?”

~ Alexander McCall Smith, b. 24 August 1948


Boris Pasternak (b. February 10): “I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled…”

10 Feb


“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”

~ Boris Pasternak, b. 10 February 1890



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