Ms. Nancy's Library & Technology Blog

Empowering students with books and technology

Ms. Nancy's Library & Technology Blog random header image

Entries Tagged as 'Quote of the Day'

QOTD: Patti Smith

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Music, Poetry, Quote of the Day

“When you hit a wall, just kick it in.” — Patti Smith

[Read more →]

Happy birthday, C.S. Lewis

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Quote of the Day

…born today in 1898! “Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it.” — C.S. Lewis

[Read more →]

QOTD: Orwell

November 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Quote of the Day, Writing

“I did try very hard to tell the whole truth without violating my literary instincts. One can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good prose is like a window pane.” — George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)

[Read more →]

QOTD: J.K. Rowling

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Quote of the Day

“The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it’s one of the reasons that some people don’t like the books, but I think that it’s a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and [...]

[Read more →]

QOTD: On Writing

October 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Quote of the Day, Writing

“The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or a new thing in an old way.” — Richard Harding Davis, journalist and author (1864-1916)

[Read more →]

QOTD: Denison

October 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Quote of the Day

“The Internet may be the world’s greatest library, but let’s face it, all the books are scattered on the floor.” – D.C. Denison

[Read more →]

thought for the day

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Quote of the Day

TODAY (Word carved on a stone on John Ruskin’s desk)

[Read more →]

Swiss Army Librarian

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Educational Web Sites, Libraries, Library Politics, Quote of the Day, Writing

Love this website. (And this one — Neil Gaiman’s Journal).

[Read more →]

qotd: Thoreau

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Quote of the Day

“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.” — Thoreau

[Read more →]

QOTD: Walter Scott

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Quote of the Day

“The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.” — Walter Scott, novelist and poet (1771-1832)

[Read more →]