Sunday, February 25, 2024

Thought for the Day

Hope is a song in a weary throat.
~ Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray

Quoted from Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Verse 8, Dark Testament and Other Poems (Liveright Publishing Corp./W.W. Norton, 2018)

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray (1910-1985), Lawyer/Legal Scholar,  Poet, Episcopal Priest, Civil Rights Activist
Pauli Murray Center, Durham, North Carolina 

Note: On February 22, 2024, the U.S. Mint released the new Pauli Murray quarter. (See American Women Quarters Program.)

Listen to Murray's Dark Testament, Verse 8 at SoundCloud.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Thought for the Day

We ask of writers what we ask of our friends,
to help us mediate and interpret the world.
~ Hosam Zowa in My Friends

Quoted from Hisham Matar, My Friends (Random House, 2024)

Hisham Matar, Award-Winning Novelist, Memoirist, and Essayist; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature; Associate Professor, Professional Practice in Comparative Literature, Asia and Middle East Cultures, and English, Barnard College, Columbia University

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Thought for the Day

What is the worth of defending our lives
if we do not seek to protect the lives of others?
~ Viet Thanh Nguyen

Quoted from Viet Thanh Nguyen, "Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity" in The Nation, January 29, 2024

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California; Novelist; Fiction and Nonfiction Writer; Editor; Winner, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Thought for the Day

[. . .] the truest thing about being human
– the thing deepest down in us –
is not sin but the divine image.
~ Barbara Brown Taylor

Quoted from Isaac Anderson, "A Conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor" in Image, Issue 97; Online Archive

Barbara Brown Taylor, Episcopal Priest, Teacher, Writer and Author

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