19 - Copy - CopyI’m MARK HAYSOM, author LOVE, LOVE ME DO and IMAGINE. From time to time, I  select and share a favourite quote from great writers, leaders and thinkers.


Walt Whitman

‘Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you’

Walter “Walt” Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. (Source: Wikipedia)


NPG x13208; Herbert George Wells by George Charles Beresford

‘Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe’

Herbert George Wells (1866 –1946) was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is called a father of science fiction. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). (Source: Wikipedia)


Henry David Thoreau

‘None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. (Source: Wikipedia)


Thomas Paine

‘We have it in our power to begin the world over again’

Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an English and American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called “a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination”.


Marcel Proust

‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes’

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. (Source: Wikipedia)



‘Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving’

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). He is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. (Source: Wikipedia)


3 Responses to BookMark

  1. Philomena Quinn March 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    I too enjoy the same authors and believe children should be given books and people should read from cradle to grave learning never stops

  2. Jan TASKER. January 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Hi. Became your Facebook friend today. Enjoyed these snippets and quotes. You won’t find me to be the most avid of Facebook users, but I’ll certainly follow your postings.


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