Saturday, 21 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge -"S"

Hi and welcome to my site! 

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!


      William Shakespeare (26 April 1564; - 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". At the age of 18, he married  Anne  Hatheway with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith.  Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century.  His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

...To thine own self be true,and it must follow as night, the day, thou cans't not then be false to any man.

This one has been almost a motto of mine for a very long time.
You know how kids come home from school and say "teacher said I have to learn a poem", well, this is what I was taught by my grandmother, for grade 2 !  Those who know me will say "that explains a lot"!!!
written with pen and ink 51 yrs ago.

And this the life, exempt from public haunt, 
Find tongues in trees, Books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.


Theodor Seuss Geisel ( March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet,, and cartoonist  most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone.He published 46 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of  trisyllabic meter. His most celebrated books include the bestselling  Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish , and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.