Entries Tagged 'Quotations' ↓
May 27th, 2013 — Poetry, Quotations
O! thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d home, and the war’s desolation,
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land,
Praise the Power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our Trust;”
And the star-spangled Banner in triumph shall wave,
O’er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
~ Fourth Stanza of “The Defence of Fort McHenry”
Francis Scott Key wrote “The Defence of Fort McHenry” during the War of 1812. The Baltimore Patriot published the poem on September 20, 1814. A congressional resolution declared these famous words – now known as “The Star-Spangled Banner” – to be our official national anthem on March 3, 1931.
This Memorial Day, we gratefully remember all those who have given their lives defending our country and our freedom.
December 8th, 2010 — Quotations
“No matter where we [are] in our writing careers, we’ll always have to edit. We’ll never become so good that we outgrow the need for it.”
October 27th, 2010 — Quotations
“There is no perfect time to write. There’s only now.”
October 13th, 2010 — Editing & Revising, Quotations
“I have come to accept the fact that I will never be done learning, and that committing to the time it takes to make things right is part of being a good writer. I want to be a great writer – that means making the effort to polish and polish some more.”
August 25th, 2010 — Quotations
“As children get older, they only get more intimidated by writing. You need to start at a young age.”
2003 Teacher of the Year
July 28th, 2010 — Quotations
“Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.”
July 14th, 2010 — Quotations
“One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others’ minds.”
Photo courtesy of Susan Gibson © 2009. Used by permission.
June 23rd, 2010 — Quotations
“Whether or not you write well, write bravely.”
June 9th, 2010 — Bad Signage Humor, Quotations
“You will be judged, for your entire life, on the basis of how well you write. If you write well, people will think you are smart. If you write poorly, they will think you are dumb. That is perhaps unfair, but it is the reality, and you might as well face it now.”
May 26th, 2010 — Bad Signage Humor, Quotations
“Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.”