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“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.”

– Harlan Ellison

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“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. “

– Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera 

I was actually introduced to Gabriel García Márquez in my Spanish class in college. We read his novella,  El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel). When we finished the novella, my professor encouraged us to read his famous novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. However, I never got around to it unfortunately.  Today is his birthday. And here’s to Google for honoring him. I think the doodle is super neat!

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March 3- Words to Live By

“I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

-Louisa May Alcott

It’s scary sometimes, but its worth it. I’m learning 🙂

 

 

 “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”

– Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

Sometimes fictional characters gives you better advice than non-fictional characters in real life :/

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For All The Dreamers Out There

“As I look out at all of you gathered here, I want to say that I don’t see a room full of Parisians in top hats and diamonds and silk dresses. I don’t see bankers and housewives and store clerks. No. I address you all tonight as you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”

-Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret