“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”~Julia Alvarez Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist Julia Alvarez was born on this day in 1950.
“There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree”~Vita Sackville-West English novelist, poet, journalist, and garden designer Vita Sackville-West was born on this day in 1892.
“I love you for the part of me that you bring out.”~Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on this day in 1806.
“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”~Edna St. Vincent Millay American lyrical poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on this day in 1892.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”~Audre Lorde American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde was born on this day in 1934.
“You touch things lightly or deeply; you move along because life herself moves, and you can’t stop it.”~Jim Harrison American poet, novelist, and essayist Jim Harrison was born on this day in 1937.
“If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.”~Emily Dickinson American poet Emily Dickinson was born on this day in 1830.
"I dream too much, work too little."~Sylvia Plath, (2011). “The Journals of Sylvia Plath”, p.542, Faber & Faber American poet, novelist, and short-story writer Sylvia Plath was born on this day in 1932.
“Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.”~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. American physician, poet, and polymath Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on this day in 1809.
“I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.”~Sara Teasdale American lyric poet Sara Teasdale was born on this day in 1884.