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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
A quote from the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu, whose name literally means ‘old master’. Here are two quotes from the ‘Tao Te Ching’.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tsu (6th Century B.C.)Continue Reading →
Andy Rooney, humorist and fairly cantankerous commentator for the CBS news program ’60 Minutes’ speaks gently about love. Three quotes from Rooney.
“I’ve learned … that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.”
“I’ve learned … that when you’re in love, it shows.”
“I’ve learned … that […]Continue Reading →
Carl Jung, famed Swiss psychiatrist, was innovative in his work in a number of arenas, including acknowledging those aspects of one’s psyche that are often avoided as well as his exploration of using dreams to better understand hidden aspects of the self.
“Where love rules, there is no will to power; where power predominates, […]Continue Reading →
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