TCS: My Year in Quotes

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Most people would probably say I live a pretty peculiar life. For several hours every day, I’m looking ahead – at the past.

Putting together ‘On This Day’ means I’m researching what happened in history and the arts on each day, but always ahead of the current day. Since I’m more interested in what people have accomplished than in battle dates and the stuff everybody already knows, I love finding pithy quotes that tell us something about the people who said them. Especially quotes that are also relevant to life in the 21st Century.

So here are some of the best quotes from my year:












And looking a little farther ahead:


Wishing you a not-too-crazy Thanksgiving Week.

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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6 Responses to TCS: My Year in Quotes

  1. Malisha says:

    I have a coffee cup with a saying on it: “Don’t tell ME what kind of day to have!”
    Other than that, my favorite among the quotes is the Brandeis quote you chose! Thanks!

    • wordcloud9 says:

      Yes, such a contrast to some of the current justices on the Supreme Court. I love your mug quote too.

  2. Everything that is wrong in a single picture.

    • wordcloud9 says:

      Yeah – I think she urgently needs refresher courses on the Bible and the U.S. Constitution

    • Malisha says:

      It makes sense to me. Here’s a woman who pumped herself all her life to stop feeling insecure and frightened. She hasn’t been listening to anything or trying to make sentences that have meaning; she has been feeling a chest-swell to a few musical phrases and the comfort of knowing that there are people who assure her she is good, right in all things, and superior. She’ll get by, this way, until she gets into heaven where, thank god, there are none of those awful people to annoy her any more.

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