Presidential Quotations

Standard

georgewashingtonpainting-835599_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

                                                            George Washington

 

theodore-roosevelt-393205_960_720

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”

                                                          Theodore Roosevelt

president-john-kennedy-403379_960_720

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

                                                          John F. Kennedy

 

barack-obama-1174489_960_720

“Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.”

                                                         Barack Obama

Advertisements

Quotations on Creativity

Standard

Maya_Angelou_visits_YCP_Feb_2013

(https://en.wikiquote.org)

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

                                                                        Maya Angelou

 

albert-einstein-1144965_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

                                                                        Albert Einstein

 

Twyla_Tharp

(https://en.wikipedia.org)

“Creativity is an act of defiance.”

                                                                        Twyla Tharp

Why Do You Write?

Standard

typewriter-407695_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

I have a question for all you out  there who write, and that includes writers of books, poetry, plays, nonfiction, and blogs. If I left out any kind of writing, you are included also.

Why do you write?

I write because I love telling stories, because I see characters and want to know their stories, and because I feel compelled to.

So for everyone else, I am curious: Why do you write?

 

GallowsHillFinalCoverEbook

Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.

32570160

Please follow the following links to find my novel:

ebook

Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:

interview

FOE_Cover_French

 

Available on Amazon

Quotations on Integrity

Standard

abraham-lincoln-60558_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

                                                                         Abraham Lincoln

 

albert-einstein-1144965_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”

                                                                        Albert Einstein

 

tombstone-1735439_960_720

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”

                                                                       Anne Frank

Quotations on Racism

Standard

elie wiesel

(https://pixabay.com)

“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them”

                                                                       Elie Wiesel

 

tammy_duckworth,_official_portrait,_113th_congress_(cropped)

(https://commons.wikimedia.org)

“The contributions of African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants throughout our nation’s history are undeniable, but the tendency to overlook their gallant efforts is pervasive and persistent.”

                                                                      Tammy Duckworth

 

martin-luther-king-jr-393870_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”

                                                         Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

Quotations on Freedom

Standard

benjamin-franklin-62846_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

                                                                        Benjamin Franklin

 

abraham-lincoln-60558_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”

                                                                       Abraham Lincoln

 

non-violence-1160133_960_720

(https://pixabay.com)

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

                                                                       Nelson Mandela

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And His Wisdom

Standard

martin-luther-king-jr-393870_960_720

https://pixabay.com

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles;
Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.

Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?

But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”