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Andre Gide

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Andre Gide – Painting by Théo van Rysselberghe

Andre Gide was a French author, humanist, and moralist who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. Gide has always appealed to different audiences: a traditional psychological novelist to some and an innovative modern writer to others; he was a […]

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Albert Camus

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The Algerian born French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus, was the second youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first being Rudyard Kipling. Camus is often associated with existentialism although he rejected the term, preferring to be known only as an author and a thinker. His life was made challenging […]

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Dr. Phil McGraw

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An American television personality, psychologist and author, Dr. Phil McGraw is the host of the psychology themed television show, Dr. Phil.

“Allow your vulnerability and weaknesses to show through. We are all weak in some ways. Just remember that you can use these weaknesses without being subservient and dependent.”

“What are the truths you believe […]

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Reinhold Niebuhr

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Reinhold Niebuhr was a Protestant theologian best known for his study of the task of relating the Christian faith to the reality of modern politics and diplomacy. He thought of himself as a preacher and social activist, but the influence of his theological thought on the field of social ethics and on society made […]

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Warren Buffet

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Known for his frugal and unpretentious lifestyle, Warren Buffet was named by Forbes Magazine as the richest person in the world on March 8th, 2008. He has an estimated net worth of approximately 62 billion dollars.  As CEO and the main stockholder of the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, he only makes a […]

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Flannery O’Connor

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An American writer particularly acclaimed for her stories that combined sardonic humor with tragic brutality, Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only child of a Catholic family. Along with authors like Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers, O’Connor belonged to the Southern Gothic tradition that focused on the decaying south. And in the vein […]

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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The Russian author and historian, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has written a number of major novels based on his own experience of Soviet prisons, the most famous being The Gulag Archipelago (1973-1978). Descended from an intellectual Cossack family, he was serving in the East Prussian military when he was arrested for criticizing Joseph Stalin in private correspondence […]

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John Locke

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John Locke, a writer, philosopher, political theorist and activist and medical doctor and researcher, was one of the most influential figures in modern western civilization. His writings provided a good deal of the foundational thought from which later philosophers such as Emanuel Kant and Hume. His political ideas including “government with the consent of the […]

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Roy Blount Jr.

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An American writer and humorist, Roy Blount Jr. is also an actor, reporter, and musician with the “Rock Bottom Remainders,” a rock band composed entirely of his fellow writers including Steven King, Dave Barry, Matt Groening and Amy Tan. He is featured regularly as a panelist on the NPR news & comedy […]

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Yogi Berra

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Lawrence “Yogi” Berra is a former Major League Baseball player and manager, whose fractured use of the English language gave rise to the term, ‘yogism’. He quit school in the eighth grade, and has simultaneously denied and confirmed his reputation for malapropisms by stating, “I never said half the things I […]

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Ingrid Bergman

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Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden and had a childhood filled with the tragedy of her mother’s death when she was 3 and her father’s death at her age of 13. At age 17 she began acting in theater in Stockholm with the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm and soon after began […]

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Tony Bennett

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Tony Bennett, who is widely considered to be one of the best singers of the past two centuries, is an American icon who saw his career decline in the 70’s with the advent of rock and roll. Keeping true to his repertoire of popular and jazz standards, however, Bennett staged a successful […]

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Diane Arbus

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Bonne and I have had my brother Greg’s Diane Arbus book of photographic portraits, An Aperture Monograph, in our possession for many years now. We really ought to give it back to him. Greg wrote his name and the date he acquired the book, May 20th 1974, in the inside cover. […]

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Woody Allen

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A three-time Academy Award-winning American film writer and director, actor, jazz musician, fiction writer and essayist, comedian, and playwright, Woody Allen is the quintessential auteur, serving as director, screenwriter and star of most of his films.  His large body of work, which mixes humor, wit, and cerebral satire, has made him […]

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Maya Angelou

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An important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, Maya Angelou is also an author, actress and playwright. Her autobiography, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,’ gave her critical and international acclaim. In the late seventies, she became a friend and mentor to Oprah Winfrey.

“Courage is the […]

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Scott Adams

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Scott Adams, the cartoonist whose social commentary largely focuses on the world of corporate management, is best known as the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert.” Adams is no stranger to the business world. He earned a four-year degree in economics from Hartwick College and an MBA business management degree from the […]

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John Updike

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“Celebrity is a mask that eats into your face.”

– John Updike (1932-2009

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