Sunday, June 30, 2024

Thought for the Day

Everything is capable of a once upon a time, [. . .]
Lauren Camp

Quoted from Lauren Camp, "Lecture on Nothing" in An Eye In Each Square (River River Books, 2023), p. 72

Lauren Camp, Prize-Winning Poet; Poet Laureate of New Mexico; Instructor, Poetry Out Loud New Mexico; Senior Fellow, Black Earth Institute; Visual Artist

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Thought for the Day

To reread a beloved book after a long time away is always
a great risk. [. . .] for a book that is more than merely a favorite,
a book that has a hand in creating you, the risk of loss is even
greater. [. . .] if you were to lose that book, you would feel that
you had lost some necessary part of yourself. [. . .]
~ Margaret Renkl

Quoted from Margaret Renkl, "I Reread a Book That Changed My Life, but I'd Changed, Too," The New York Times, June 3, 2024; Online

Margaret Renkl, Prize-Winning Writer and Author; Contributing Opinion Writer, The New York Times; Founding Editor, Chapter 16

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Thought for the Day

If I play you a piece of music,
that's when you can truly look inside me.
~ Hans Zimmer
Quoted from Transcript of Stephen Galloway Interview with Hans Zimmer at The Hollywood Reporter, November 3, 2014; Online. Also see Hans Zimmer Quotes at QuoteFancy.

Hans Zimmer, Prolific and Influential German-born American Composer and Music Producer


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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Thought for the Day

Flowers are made to seduce the senses: fragrance, form, colour.

If you cannot be seduced by beauty, you cannot learn
the wisdom of ugliness.
~ H.D.

Quoted from H.D., "Notes on Thoughts and Vision" in Visions and Ecstasies (David Zwirner Books, 2019), p. 28

H.D. (1886-1961), American Poet, Novelist, Memoirist, Essayist, Critic, Writer of Children's Books, and Translator

Note: H.D. was the pen name of Hilda Doolittle.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Thought for the Day

We look at the world once, in childhood. /
The rest is memory.
~ Louise Gluck

Quoted from Louise Gluck, "Nostos" in Meadowlands (Ecco/HarperCollins, 1996), p. 43

Louise Gluck (1943-2023), American Poet and Essayist; Winner, 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature; U.S. Poet Laureate, 2003-2004