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 "I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had. I left everything out there. That's what I'm most proud of. I can't go win Wimbledon anymore, so if what I've done in the past is not good enough, let it go. Because I'm certainly not sitting around thinking about it."  - Jimmy Connors     Wimbledon or The Championships or The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest and the most prestigious tenni...
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 “I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.” “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”  -          Anne Frank  Last week, the world commemorated the birthday of Anne Frank. Annelies Marie ‘Anne’ Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Fr...
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“Love loves to love love.”  “The movements which work revolutions in the world are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant's heart on the hillside.”    ― James Joyce, Ulysses    Today, in several parts of the world, Bloomsday celebrations are rife, especially in Dublin. Bloomsday commemorates and celebrates the life of the Irish writer, James Joyce. The celebrations are marked by reliving portions from h...
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“And I love being a writer because I want to leave something here on earth to make it better, prettier, stronger. I want to do something important in my life, and I think that adding beauty to the world with books like The Relatives Came or Waiting to Waltz or Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea really is important. Every person is able to add beauty, whether by growing flowers, or singing, or cooking luscious meals, or raising sweet pets. Every part of life can be...
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 Remembering Thomas Hardy “A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.”   “The beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed.”   ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840 - January...
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  The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster indulges both young and old alike on a tour of imagination, adventure and a flight of fantasy. It narrates the story of Milo who receives a magic tollbooth out of the blue and decides to drive through it in his toy car. Thereafter, he encounters adventures. Critics have likened The Phantom Tollbooth to Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland. Today, on June 2, its creator, Norton Juster celebrates his birthday. He was born in Ne...
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            "Freedom - to walk free and own no superior." "I have learned that to be with those I like is enough." - Walt Whitman Beautiful, eloquent and mesmerizing - this is how one would describe Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Being a pioneer of free verse, his best known works include Franklin Evans, Leaves of Grass, Drum-Taps, Memoranda During the War, Specimen Days and Democratic Vistas. He was born on&nb...
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  American comic writer, playwright and concert impresario, Robert Bernstein or R Bernstein was born on May 29, 1919. His most famous comic works are Superman stories for DC comics and EC comic tales. His first recorded Superman story for DC comics was The Oldest Man in Metropolis.His other works include the DC titles Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen, Superboy, and features starring Green Arrow and Supergirl....
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    “The child destined to be a writer is vulnerable to every wind that blows. Now warm, now chill, next joyous, then despairing, the essence of his nature is to escape the atmosphere about him, no matter how stable, even loving. No ties, no binding chains, save those he forges for himself. Or so he thinks. But escape can be delusion, and what he is running from is not the enclosing world and its inhabitants, but his own inadequate self that fears to me...
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 “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”  - Sir James Matthew Barrie     It is Sir James Matthew Barrie's  birthday today. We raise a toast in honour of the writer who gifted us with some awfully good literature. Synonymous with his book, titled Peter Pan, his other works include Better Dead, Auld Licht Idylls, When a Man is Single, A Lady's Shoe, Sentimental Tommy, the Story of his Boyhood, A Window in Thru...
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