Tag Archives: Literature

World Book & Copyright Day

In recognition of today being World Book and Copyright Day, I’d like to share some inspiration especially for those who honour the urge to write, regardless of the challenges posed by the process. The following quote is included in Napoleon … Continue reading

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Delight

Delight > Drugs


ELEPHANTS IN MUD-BATH – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

It is freely available – anytime, anywhere 🙂

Quotes to consider:

“We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children, that makes the heart too big for the body” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.” – Emanuel Swedenborg

“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.” – Marcus Aurelius
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Intelligence

Intelligence is imparted in perfect proportion.

OSTRICH - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa
OSTRICH – Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose” – Mark Twain

“Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.” – Bertolt Brecht

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost Continue reading

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Size

It’s simply not about size.

FLY ON CROC JAW - Schotia Safaris, South Africa
FLY ON CROC JAW – Schotia Safaris, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

“A hug is the perfect gift; one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it.” – Unknown

“You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.” – Adlai E. Stevenson Continue reading

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Aloneness

Aloneness ≠ Isolation

LONE BUFFALO BULL - Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa
LONE BUFFALO BULL – Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It is far better to be alone than to wish you were” – Ann Landers Continue reading

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Turn to those you trust

I’m not sure I could have completed my first novel without the help of my precious proof-readers. Their feedback, encouragement and support was invaluable throughout the year-long process. My heartfelt thanks to the three of them: my mother Pam Douglas, … Continue reading

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Innocence

Innocence evolves into integrity.

BABY ELEPHANT - Masai Mara, Kenya
BABY ELEPHANT – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.” – William Shakespeare

“Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance” – Proverb

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Continue reading

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