Friday, 27 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge -"X"

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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!





  OK, Fellow Bloggers,  I am really starting to feel "the burn" as I push toward the finish line. Is anyone else there with me??         
                               
                                                                                  "X" 


Malcolm X ( May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, antisemitism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.




You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.




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Xuē Xīnrán pen name Xinran, born inBeijing in 1958 is a British-Chinese journalist, broadcaster and writer.
In the late 1980s, she began working for Chinese Radio and went on to become one of China's most successful journalists. In 1997 she moved to London where she initially worked as cleaner.In London, she began work on her seminal book about Chinese women's lives The Good Women of China, a memoir relating many of the stories she heard while hosting her radio show ("Words on the Night Breeze") in China. The book is a candid revelation of many Chinese women's thoughts and experiences that took place both during and after the Cultural Revolution when Chairman Mao and Communism ruled the land. The book was published in 2002 and has been translated into over thirty languages.



“No one likes crying, but tears water our souls.”
Xinran, Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet

10 comments:

  1. Great choices...definitely 'feeling the burn' as we're down to the last few letters. Good for those who stuck it out till the end.
    I have heard that last quote, but didn't realize it came from Malcolm X. And Xinran is so correct that 'tears water our souls'.
    Great choices!
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. With this weather the last few day, more than our souls are being watered!!!
      2 to go!!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  2. I'm definitely feeling the burn too...have been for the last couple of letter, but, the finish line is in sight! Good choices for the tough letter "X", I like "A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything."

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    1. Thanks, Monica, we will have to have a "I Completed the A-Z Challenge" Party!!!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. Have fun with "y" and "z"!!!

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  4. Feeling the burn, too!

    Thanks for following!

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    1. Only one more day to go..... Had a blast, but looking forward to being able to spend more time outside!!
      Take care.
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  5. I'm completely stuck for a Y and Z post!

    I love your challenge theme!!! What a fantastic idea! I will have to revisit your old posts to catch up, I love to collect quotes. Mine are peppered throughout the house, on post-its tucked in books or tacked up on the corkboard in my bedroom. Maybe I should make them more visible so my kids can see them, too. :)

    ~Lynn

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  6. I like the idea of having a party to celebrate finishing the challenge. I am sorry to be finishing it. Only one more day now.

    I never really knew who Malcolm X was, thanks for the potted biography.

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