Tag Archive for Writely Applied

Little Women Anniversary

Although written in 1868, Little Women lives on, in books, movies, Madame Alexander Dolls and more.

Little Women Wisdom

You may try your experiment for a week and see how you like it. I think by Saturday night you will find that all play and no work is as bad as all work and no play…

-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Ch. 11

…and the beautiful Katharine Hepburn

I defy anyone to be as good as I was in Little Women…my personality was like hers…this part suited my exaggerated sense of things.

Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote Quotes

Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote was born on September 29, 1547. He was known as The Prince of Wits and in celebration to the author of what is considered the first modern novel here are a few of his quotes from that work. Many Cervantes’ quotes are befitting a writer.

Time ripens all things. No man is born wise.

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.

There’s not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.

No limits but the sky.

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness — its opposite — never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Upton Sinclair Born

Another investigative journalist like Nellie Bly, Upton Sinclair was another to expose injustice. He was born on this day in 1878.

I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.

Upton Sinclair, on his novel, “The Jungle” (1906)

One Novel’s Power to Change a Nation – Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle: Conflict and Compromise

Dogs are wise

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.

~ Agatha Christie, born September 15, 1890

Thanks to her sister, Agatha Christie wrote her first novel on a dare. Having worked in a pharmacy learning about poisons and travelling the world with her second husband, she could weave quite a tale.

Movie Motivation

I’ve opened my eyes after the Gipsy Kings music break. Ask yourself, what is motivational?