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7 Nov 2011

Today's Inspiration - Ericc Fromm

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"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is."
– Erich Fromm

About Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm, the humanist German psychoanalyst and author, is best known for his book, The Art of Loving, which describes love as care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge. Born in Germany in 1900, he emigrated to the United States in 1934, fleeing Hitler's regime. He taught at a number of universities in the U.S. and Mexico and wrote eight books delineating his view of human nature. He believed that modern society makes us feel isolated and long to reach out to others. He died in 1980.

Today's Inspiration - Gail Godwin

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"The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can't congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning."
– Gail Godwin

About Gail Godwin

American author Gail Godwin is best known for her well-developed characters in such novels as A Mother and Two Daughters, The Odd Woman, and Violet Clay, all National Book Award nominees. She was born in 1937 in Alabama and raised in North Carolina. She married and divorced twice and lived with composer Robert Starer for 25 years until his death in 2001. They collaborated on ten musical works. She has written 13 novels and two short-story collections. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

Today's Inspiration - Victoria Holt

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"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."
– Victoria Holt

About Victoria Holt

Victoria Holt was one of prolific British author Eleanor Hibbert's many pen names. She was born Eleanor Burford in London in 1906. She took odd jobs until she met and married George Hibbert; after that, she had time to write. And write she did, producing over 200 novels. As Victoria Holt she wrote gothic romances, as Jean Plaidy she wrote historical novels about royalty, and as Philippa Carr she wrote family sagas. She also used four other pseudonyms. She died in 1993.

6 Nov 2011

Today's Inspiration - Steve Jobs

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"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
– Steve Jobs

About Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the American computer pioneer who cofounded Apple, is known for his intensity, his brashness, and his focus on elegant design. He was born in 1955 in San Francisco. At age 21, he and Steve Wozniac built the first Apple computer in his garage. Its successor, the Macintosh, introduced the mouse. After Jobs was ousted from Apple, he bought Pixar Animation, creator of Toy Story and Finding Nemo. On his return to Apple, he introduced the iMac and iPod, restoring the company's luster. He now lives in California with his wife and three children.

Today's Inspiration - Andy Warhol

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"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
– Andy Warhol

About Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, the American pop artist, is probably best known for his silk screens of Campbell Soup and Marilyn Monroe. He was born as Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh in 1928. His style borrowed from comic books and advertising; he wanted to remove the separation between commercial and fine art. His studio, the Factory, became a hub for the New York art scene. He was also a prolific filmmaker. He was shot three times in the chest in 1968 and narrowly escaped death. He died in 1987.

Today's Inspiration - Robin Williams

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"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
– Robin Williams

About Robin Williams

In 2005, Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning American actor known for his wild improvisations and amazing mimicry, was voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders as one of the top 50 comedy acts ever. He was born in 1951 in Chicago, and he first garnered attention as a stand-up comic in San Francisco. A guest role as the alien Mork on the TV series Happy Days was so popular it led to his own show, Mork and Mindy. He has starred in many successful films, including Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting. He has three children.

Today's Inspiration - Leon Wieseltier

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"No great deed, private or public, has ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty."
– Leon Wieseltier

About Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier, the sharp-tongued literary editor of The New Republic, has used his role to deliver brilliant, scathing put-downs of intellectual fads and pretense. He was born in Brooklyn in 1952. He studied Jewish history and philosophy at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard's Society of Fellows. He won the National Jewish Book Award for the memoir Kaddish, about his year of mourning after his father's death.

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