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Tuesday, June 1st, 1999
2:58a - Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Prize -- John Steinbeck ("Dramatic Voices") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/87886.html

Literature is as old as speech.  It grew out of human need for it and it has not changed except to become more needed . The skalds, the bards, the writers are not separate and exclusive.  From the beginning, their functions, their duties, their responsibilities have been decreed by our species... the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit - for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love.  In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation.  I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
                                                                                                                            ~ John Steinbeck


current mood: serene

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6:51a - On Accomplishing Wonders -- George P. Burnham ("Vows") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/122747.html

"I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything; "I will try" has accomplished wonders.
                                                                                                                     ~ George P. Burnham


current mood: contemplative

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7:58a - On Achievement -- Thomas N. Carruther ("Tail Lights") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/275621.html

Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.
                                                                                              ~ Thomas N. Carruther


current mood: serene

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8:26a - Acts of Kindness - William Wordsworth ("Blabbermouth") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/95302.html


The best portion of a good man's life are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of
kindness and love.
                                                                                                            ~ William Wordsworth


current mood: serene

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10:00a - On Adversity -- Henry Fielding ("Attempted Arrest -- The Cave") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/64808.html


Adversity is the trial of principle.  Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
                                                                                                                              ~ Henry Fielding


current mood: serene

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10:12a - On Adversity -- Washington Irving ("Range War III") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/125322.html

There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
                                                                                                              ~ Washington Irving


current mood: serene

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11:09a - On Ambition -- Charlie McCarthy ("Jello") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/154842.html

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
                                                                                    ~ Charlie McCarthy


current mood: serene

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1:22p - Apt Metaphor -- Louis L'Amour ("The Rescue") SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/367550.html

The desert was a school, a school where each day, each hour, a final examination was offered where failure meant death and the buzzards landed to correct the papers.
                                                                          ~ Louis L'Amour, Shalako


current mood: serene

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5:00p - On Attitudes -- Anonymous ("Aftermath, the Range War -- RD") [now Journal Entry] SOTFW-SC
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/193722.html

Attitudes are contagious...make yours worth catching.


current mood: serene

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