Monday, 30 April 2012

A-Z Challenge -"Z" & Disclaimer

 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!


Stefan Zweig (November 28, 1881 – February 22, 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most famous writers in the world.

 There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice.

 Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself.

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Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an American producer,writer,actor, director and studio executive who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career being rivaled only by that of  Adolph Zukor). He earned three Academy Awards during his tenure.

If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.

Well, there you have it.... A-Z Challenge Complete!!!!Yeah!

Many thanks to all those who have stopped by my blog and to those who have "followed" this blog, as well. Looking forward to new and exciting challenges in the days and weeks ahead!! Cheers to you!!!


Information for author biographies for A-Z Challenge 2012 was obtained from Wikipedia .  Photos of authors from Google Images.  Some quotes from were used.  Many quotations used were written as they were taught to me. Any discrepancies between what is written and the author's actual words is unintentional.  Additional photos were either my own (usually accompanied by a caption) or from Google Images.


  1. I love Zanuck's quote, that is so true. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your theme and will have to go back and read the others.

    1. Thanks for your comment and look forward to seeing more from your site as well.
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

  2. Zweig's quote about the wave, keeps us humble and our ego in check! Congratulations on a successful completion of the A to Z Challenge. Don't forget to go back to the big 'list' and check out the reflection blog, for next week.
    I've so enjoyed reading all the quotes and can appreciate all your hard work.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  3. I think most of the problems in business come from the fact that nobody seems to understand that maxim.

  4. I like the quote by Stefan Zweig, "Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself", reminds me of another one, have no idea who it belongs too but it's something like..."the bigger they are, the harder they fall".
    I've looked forward each day to seeing who would be in the spotlight and reading the quotes. I'm amazed at how deep and often introspective these people are, I often wonder how they come up with these amazing quotes?
    Yipee for the letter "Z"...we made it through the challenge and survived to tell the tale!
    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

  5. Well at least I had heard of Zanuck. Interesting series of bios, haven't read them all, but will go back later when there isn't so much pressure to read everyone.

    Enjoyed the challenge. Look forward to future ones.

  6. Your grandmother is someone I would like very much. How fantastic to honor her with your A to Z posts.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.


  7. I've really enjoyed you posts and reading so many interesting and inspirational quotes. Thanks for participating!

  8. Congratulations on completing the challenge!!! Yay!!! Now to breathe and get on with life, huh?