The Curious Autodidact

March 29, 2016

Things that Go Unnoticed, the Wisdom of Barbara Kingsolver

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 8:50 pm

It’s surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
Barbara Kingsolver, novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1955)

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March 21, 2016

A Wise Reminder from Margaret Meade

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:08 am

 

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

– Margaret Meade

March 10, 2016

Doris Lessing, a Wise Sage

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 8:47 pm

All one’s life as a young woman one is on show, a focus of attention, people notice you. You set yourself up to be noticed and admired. And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom. It’s a positive thing. You can move about unnoticed and invisible.

Doris Lessing, novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel laureate (1919-2013)

March 2, 2016

Wisdom from Rita Mae Brown

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:10 am

I finally figured out the reason to be alive is to enjoy it. 

Rita Mae Brown

 

 

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