Thursday, 5 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge "E"


                                                          
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As a very young girl I lived with my paternal grandmother for three formative years. Being an enthusiastic teacher and lover of words, she invariably had quotations written all over the house... literally. On the backs of cupboard doors, on calendars, napkins or wherever she happened to be.  With this in mind I am finding the authors, in alphabetical sequence, of many of her favorite quotations and am adding some of those that are special to my family as well.  Hope you enjoy!




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 Albert Einstein   14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of  general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of  modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history..He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.
I find it interesting that despite his vast cerebral accomplishments, his grasp of the everyday problems are so real and usable.


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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

This last quote is one that I particularly like as  there are many who feel that a complex roundabout explanation makes them appear intelligent, when in fact the opposite is true!!

14 comments:

  1. Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its while life believing it is stupid.

    happy A to Z
    baygirl32.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, I should have put that one there as well! It is so very true! Thanks for stopping by. Happy A-Z!

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  2. Wow that last quote just jumped out at me. That is so true! And who is to argue with Mr. Einstein?
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. Thanks, Kathy, I also love the quote that http://www.blogger.com/profile/01355816922022246751 baygirl32 posted.

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  3. These are some excellent quotes. Love your theme for the challenge!

    Nice to meet you, and I hope you are enjoying the Challenge!

    KarenG
    A to Z Challenge Host

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    1. Thanks, KarenG, I am loving the Challenge! Nice to meet you as well.

      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  4. oh yeah---love love love the last quote--so true

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  5. Great quotes, love them all and I want to "live as if everything is a miracle"

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    1. Monica, I totally agree.... I guess that makes this A-Z Challenge a bit of a miracle as well!!!

      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  6. That's such a great story about your grandmother and the quotes written all over the place. Love the Einstein quotes - great man. Awesome post and happy A-Z blogging.

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    1. thanks so much. Nice to meet you. Happy A-Z Blogging!!

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  7. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love that final quote as well. So very true.

    What a cool take on the A to Z and fun tribute to your grandma!!

    Alana @ writercize.blogspot.com
    Found you through A to Z!

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