El trabajo del novelista es hacer visible lo invisible con palabras. (The work of the novelist is to make visible the invisible with words) – Miguel Ángel Asturias who was born n this day in 1899.
The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst. – Martina Navratilova who celebrates her 62nd birthday today.
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. – Arthur Miller who was born on this day in 1915.
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught – Oscar Wilde who was born on this day in 1854.
He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more. P.G. Wodehouse who was born not his day in 1881.
That’s the key, you know, confidence. I know for a fact that if you genuinely like your body, so can others. It doesn’t really matter if it’s short, tall, fat or thin, it just matters that you can find some things to like about it. Even if that means having a good laugh at the bits of it that wobble independently, occasionally, that’s all right. It might take you a while to believe me on this one, lots of people don’t because they seem to suffer from self-hatred that precludes them from imagining that a big woman could ever love herself because they don’t. But I do. I know what I’ve got is a bit strange and difficult to love but those are the very aspects that I love the most! It’s a bit like people. I’ve never been particularly attracted to the uniform of conventional beauty. I’m always a bit suspicious of people who feel compelled to conform. I personally like the adventure of difference. And what’s beauty, anyway? – Dawn French who celebrates her 61st birthday today.
The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember. – Harold Pinter who was born on this day in 1930.