“To experience sublime natural beauty is to confront the total inadequacy of language to describe what you see. Words cannot convey the scale of a view that is so stunning it is felt.” ~Eleanor Catton New Zealand novelist and screenwriter Eleanor Catton was born on this day in 1985.
“When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.” ~Walter Lippmann American writer, reporter, and political commentator Walter Lippmann was born on this day in 1889.
“Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you've got.” ~Rosamunde Pilcher British writer Rosamunde Pilcher was born on this day in 1924.
“But really, there are no coincidences. Coincidences are just other people’s choices, plans you don’t know about.” ~Elise Broach American writer Elise Broach was born on this day in 1963.
“There’s truth even in tainted knowledge, if one reads carefully.” ~N.K. Jemisin American science fiction and fantasy writer N.K. Jemisin was born on this day in 1972.
“A library is infinity under a roof.” ~Gail Carson Levine American author Gail Carson Levine was born on this day in 1947.
“If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride.” ~Karen Horney German psychoanalyst Karen Horney was born on this day in 1885.
“Art goes into the world unarmed, vulnerable to every quirk of fate, and it must survive only by its power to move men not to destroy it.” ~Chelsea Quinn Yarbro American writer Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was born on this day in 1942.
“Learn graceful ways of saying no and of pointing out that this pressure to do something is not in line with most people’s wishes.” ~Judith Martin American columnist, author, and etiquette authority, Judith Martin was born on this day in 1938.
“…sometimes we enter art to hide within it. It is where we can go to save ourselves, where a third-person voice protects us.” ~Michael Ondaatje Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor, and filmmaker Michael Ondaatje was born on this day in 1943.