Thursday, 26 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge "W"

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!





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 Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.





 Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.


 Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.



 Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

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Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist , he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism  and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.  His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.



 To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.


 I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.