“Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge.” ~Pramoedya Ananta Toer Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemics, and histories of his homeland and its people Pramoedya Ananta Toer was born on this day in 1925.
“After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?” ~Russell Hoban American expatriate writer Russell Hoban was born on this day in 1925.
“Once you have perceived that life is very cruel, the only response is to live with as much humanity, humour and freedom as you can.” ~Sarah Kane English playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director Sarah Kane was born on this day in 1971.
“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.” ~Hannah More English religious writer, philanthropist, poet, and playwright Hannah More was born on this day in 1745.
“To feel, and think, and learn—learn always: surely that is being alive and young in the real sense.” ~Freya Stark British-Italian explorer and travel writer Freya Stark was born on this day in 1893.
“There is balance in life, but not fairness.” ~Shirley Hazzard Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist Shirley Hazzard was born on this day in 1931.
“Change and growth is so painful. But it’s so necessary for us to evolve.” ~Sarah McLachlan Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan was born on this day in 1968.
“You have to be ruthless with yourself, in terms of being honest about what is working and what is not.” ~Patton Oswalt American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer Patton Oswalt was born on this day in 1969.
“It’s funny how things change slowly, until the day we realize they’ve changed completely.” ~Nancy Gibbs American essayist, speaker, and presidential historian Nancy Gibbs was born on this day in 1960.
“Eternal Inner Peace has to be cultivated daily.” ~Delphine de Girardin French author Delphine de Girardin was born on this day in 1804.