Saturday, 28 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge "Y"

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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William Butler Yeats ( 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature,as the first Irishman so honoured for what the Nobel Committee  described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation." Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize.





Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.


Being a new blogger, this  Yeats quote is  my salute to those I have already "met" and those that I hope to "meet"!!

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
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 Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation.
Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Sills, and Richie Furay , and later joined  Crosby ,Stills &  Nash  as a fourth member in 1969. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.
 As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn't see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more. 
 
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.




18 comments:

  1. Great 'Y' post! I love what Neil Young says about needing to to through the valleys as well as the peaks.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. Thanks, I agree, we all have our "ups and downs"... part of life!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  2. Love Yeats quotes, as a young woman I read a lot of poetry. Went through the Oxford Book of English Verse from beginning to end. Still have it. I also wrote a lot.

    Now I am a Canadian as well as a Brit, but had never heard of Young.

    Good post.

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    1. Neil Young is a singer-songwriter,somewhat less known than Yeats in some circles, but nice thoughts, nonetheless. Thanks, for your comment,Jo. Almost there!!!Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  3. I've always found the Yeats quote to be very inspiring.

    Nice post!

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    1. Thanks, Dana, I try to grab inspiration wherever I can get it. One more "letter" to go!!!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  4. Great choices for "Y"...I knew he had won a Nobel Prize but not that it was before most of his greatest works were completed...wow! Love the quote, "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met", and I'm ashamed to say I did not know it was by Yeats.
    I'm a big Neil Young fan and love many of his lyrics. Only one more to go...the finish line is within sight!!
    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

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    1. Well, Monica, you are not alone, it was only recently that I learned it was Yates, as well. Thanks for the comment. I also am a Neil Young fan. Hang in there for one more "letter"!!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  5. Beautiful blog, Patricia! So happy to be your newest follower!

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    1. I envy you your fantastic sense on humour!!! Can't wait to see "Z".... and hope you "hear" more from you!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  6. Y oh Y can't I think of a Y post?!

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  7. Yeats was just brilliant! I love his quotes!

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  8. Love the quotes you have used with each person.

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  9. Okay.. I'm gonna' be the odd Mimi out and say that I love Neil Young! :) I like Yeats too but Neil Young rocks, literally!
    Now "stalking" you. ;) Thanks for stopping by my place and I look forward to coming back to yours - often! :D

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm an Emerson fan myself, but Yeats I'm sure has many wonderful quotes.

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  11. Awesome, Yeats and Young together!

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