All Seemed Pale Beside Him

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Whew! F. Scott Fitzgerald knew his stuff. I can honestly say I know this feeling immensely. It’s a strange and powerful feeling. And sometimes the great authors of this world have said it best. Hence why they are so great.

Happy Sunday
Signing off

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Thoughts on Life: Winston Churchill


I’ve recently been struggling under the weight of negativity. And I made a command decision not too long ago that I would try to be more optimistic. Of course, this doesn’t happen over night and I’m definitely not doing it every day. But I’m trying to improve my outlook and attitude on life. I figure that thinking positively will be healthier for me in the long run. I need to stop letting the little things in my daily life get me down or piss me off. The stress and strain of carrying all that around just isn’t worth it.

I am a great admirer of Churchill, a man who tried to make good decisions, even when they weren’t the easiest to make. He put his neck and reputation on the line several time in his young career and it eventually panned out for him. But not without struggle. And where would he be if he had let all of the difficulties hold him back? Probably not the Prime Minister, that’s for sure. So I’m striving to be more like that, to maintain seeing a possibility in the difficult times. Especially in my every day life, because I’m sick of getting upset over the little things and having my day ruined by them. I think it will be much more beneficial to just let them go, take a deep breath and move on.

10 Great Quotations from Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde was born on this day in 1854, so we’ve looked through the literary library here at Interesting Literature to bring you our ten favourite Wildean one-liners!

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. – ‘The Remarkable Rocket’

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – The Picture of Dorian Gray

To be really medieval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes. – ‘A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated’

Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do. – ‘The Remarkable Rocket’

The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped…

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10 Great Quotations about Poetry for National Poetry Day

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If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. – Emily Dickinson

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. – Salvador Dali

A poem begins with a lump in the throat. – Robert Frost

It is a part of the poet’s work to show each man what he sees but does not know he sees. – Edith Sitwell

To find beauty in ugliness is the province of the poet. – Thomas Hardy


There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either. – Robert Graves

A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms to be struck by lightning 5 or 6 times. –

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