A Quote from Poe

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Never let your dreams fade away. Dreams are more than moving images that pass the time when we sleep. Dreams are all we have when today fades into tomorrow, they are the hope that allows us to keep going.

I couldn’t help myself from putting the next quote in as well, for it is truly beautiful.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

Here’s a link to Edgar Allan Poe’s poems

Books

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
―     Jane Austen

Yep, you read that right. Jane Austen tells it like it is. I can’t help but adore Austen for all of her books, and for her unbelievable intelligence.  She died long ago, but I still feel connected to her through her writing. A writer can’t hope for anything more.

 

A Quote from Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi has always been one of my favorites to quote due to his intelligent and kind nature. His belief system of kindness has always moved me. If people could just be a little more kind more often then the world would be a much better place. Just smile more, really it will help.
Here’s a link to more of Gandhi’s quotes.

 

Jane Austen

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

Oh, Jane Austen, how I love you. One thing I adore about Jane Austen is her honesty. Seriously, she was so far ahead of her time in the feminist movement it’s unbelievable. All of her books are wonderful, but if you aren’t a fan of old English start with Pride and Prejudice. If you’ve already read it then don’t stop there. Austen is known for more than just one book. Try Sense and Sensibility, or Persuasion, or Emma. You won’t be disappointed.

Here’s a link to a site discussing her books and the novels she inspired with her writing.

http://janeaustenbooks.net/

Sherlock Holmes

“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”

If you have yet to take the time to read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories then shame on you, just kidding… kind of.  The mind of Mr. Holmes is a fantastic world that has so much vitality it will make you look at the world in a whole new way.   His vision will make you question everything, or if his intelligence causes your head to spin as it often does to mine then you can find a friend in Dr. Watson, because he is nearly always astounded (and often annoyed) by Holmes’ abilities.