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+ FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers. + T Henry David Thoreau ‘None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm’ ‘I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude’ ‘I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour’ ‘If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment’ ‘The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it’ ‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see’ 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 […]

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+ FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers. + O George Orwell ‘War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength’ ‘Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear’ ‘In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act’ Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Commonly ranked as one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century, and as one of the most important chroniclers of English culture of his generation, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal […]

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+ FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers. + H William Hazlitt ‘Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater’ William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 – 18 September 1830) was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, as the greatest art critic of his age, and as a drama critic, social commentator, and philosopher. He was also a painter. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. Yet his work is currently little read and mostly out of print. (Source: Wikipedia) + Ernest Hemingway ‘The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places’ ‘The best way to find out if […]

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+ FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers. + E Albert Einstein ‘Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools’ ‘Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized’ ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new’ ‘It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer’ ‘Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value’ ‘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 […]

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+ FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers. + C James Branch Cabell ‘The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true’ James Branch Cabell (April 14, 1879  – May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular. (Source: Wikipedia) + Albert Camus ‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower’ Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Nobel Prize–winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to […]

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FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers.   A Douglas Adams ‘Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so’ ‘I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be’ Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, […]

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+ FAVOURITE QUOTES MARK HAYSOM is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Love, Love Me Do’ and ‘Imagine’. From time to time, he publishes favourite quotes from great writers, leaders and thinkers. + L Charles Lamb ‘The privilege of friendship: to talk nonsense, and to have that nonsense respected’ Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English writer and essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children’s book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). He also wrote a number of poems, and was part of a literary circle in England, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, whom he befriended. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as “the most lovable figure in English literature”. (Source: Wikipedia) + Lao-Tzu ‘Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.’ ‘When you […]

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