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Andre Gide Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” André Gide (1869-1951) A native of Normandy, Gide published his first novel at 22 and went on to write dozens more, as well … Continue reading

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Noel Gallagher Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“And all the roads we have to walk are winding.” Noel Gallagher (1967-    ) “Wonderwall” (1995) A Manchester native, Gallagher started in rock as a roadie and technician for the band Inspiral Carpets, but quickly joined Oasis, originally formed by … Continue reading

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Carl Sandburg Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.” Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) An Illinois native, Sandburg left school at thirteen. He worked as a porter, bricklayer, coal heaver, and a farm laborer before briefly entering, but never finishing, college. He … Continue reading

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Umberto Eco Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows that he cannot say to her “I love you madly”, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows he … Continue reading

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Melody Beattie Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

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Daniel Webster Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.” Daniel Webster (1782 – 1852) A New Hampshire native and graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College, Webster, a member of the Whig Party, … Continue reading

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Pema Chödrön Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life … Continue reading

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George Washington Addair, Jr. Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Washington Addair, Jr. (1931-2012) Although he founded the widely admired Omega Vector Foundation in 1978 there is little biographical information available about Addair, ostensibly because he did not … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman Quote of The Week from Greg Bover

December 26, 2013 “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood Quote of the Week From Greg Bover

13 December, 2013 “Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.” Margaret Atwood  (1939 -     ) Born in Canada to parents engaged in the study of forest entomology, Atwood spent … Continue reading

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George Carlin Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed” George Carlin (1937-2008) A five-time Grammy award winner, Carlin’s often dark humor can be heard on 20 albums, in six books, and appears in ten movies. A native New Yorker, … Continue reading

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Max De Pree Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

November 15, 2013 “We cannot become who we want to be by remaining who we are.” Max De Pree (1924- ) A Michigan native, Max De Pree is the son of D. J. De Pree, who started the very successful … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Sometimes called the first environmentalist, Thoreau, born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, was mentored by the Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bronson … Continue reading

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Esther (neé Weaver) Hicks Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

November 1, 2013 “Worrying is using your imagination to create something that you don’t want.” Esther (neé Weaver) Hicks (1948-    ) A Utah native, Hicks is a motivational speaker and the author, with her husband Jerry, now deceased, of nine … Continue reading

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Samuel Johnson Quote of The Week from Greg Bover

18 October, 2013 “Kindness is always in our power, even when fondness is not.” Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Dr. Johnson was the most important English literary figure of his age. He wrote plays, essays and poems including the perceptive “Vanity of … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quote of the Week From Greg Bover

October 10, 2013 “What other people think of me is none of my business” Eleanor Roosevelt  (1884-1962) A New Yorker by birth and niece of Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor lost both parents and a brother before she was eleven. She attended … Continue reading

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (1835-1910) Best known by his pen name, Mark Twain, Clemens was a … Continue reading

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Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

September 19, 2013 “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia (1924-1998) A California native born to an Italian immigrant family, Buscaglia spent much of his childhood in Italy, returning to the … Continue reading

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Professor Irwin Corey Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

September 13, 2013 “If we don’t change direction soon we will end up where we are going.” Professor Irwin Corey (1914-   ) A New York born comedian and actor, Corey is known as “The World’s Foremost Authority” for his ability … Continue reading

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Joan Didion Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

September 5, 2013 “Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” Joan Didion  (1934-     ) A Sacramento native, Didion grew up in an Army family, their constant relocations causing … Continue reading

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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but also the parent of all the others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC) A Roman statesman, philosopher, and orator, Cicero is credited with lifting Latin prose from its utilitarian … Continue reading

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Hector Berlioz Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)     suggested by Rick Isaacs Born in France, Berlioz was initially sent to Paris to study medicine, but spent the majority of his time in the … Continue reading

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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (1890-1977) Groucho’s comedy career spanned vaudeville, radio, film and later television. He made 26 movies, half of them with his brothers, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo. … Continue reading

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William Arthur Ward Quote of the Week From Greg Bover

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward (1921-1994) A Louisiana native, Ward was as near to a professional proverbian as one can find in American society. After a stint … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Sometimes called the first environmentalist, Thoreau, born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, was mentored by the Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bronson Alcott, … Continue reading

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