Reel Wisdom

More Than 100 Inspirational Quotes for Movie Lovers, Film Buffs and Cinephiles

Author: Sean K. Smith,Anna Krusinski

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578266005

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 112

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All of life's riddles are answered in the movies." Steve Martin "Reel Wisdom" collects over 125 timeless quotes from the movies and film characters who have long captured the hearts and minds of all who see them. Assembled and organized into easy-to-use sections, based around themes like love, determination, common sense and more, these quotes offer the sort of guidance, strength and inspiration only found on the silver screen."

Letters to a Young Journalist

Author: Samuel G. Freedman,G Freedman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465028241

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Over the course of a thirty-year career, Samuel Freedman has excelled both at doing journalism and teaching it, and he passionately engages both of these endeavors in the pages of this book. As an author and journalist, Freedman has produced award-winning books, investigative series, opinion columns, and feature stories and has become a specialist in a wide variety of fields. As a teacher, he has shared his expertise and experience with hundreds of students, who have gone on to succeed in both print and broadcast media. InLetters to a Young Journalist, Freedman conducts an extended conversation with young journalists-from kids on the high school paper to graduates starting their first jobs. Whether he's talking about radio documentaries or TV news shows, Internet blogs, or backwater beats, shoeleather research or elegant prose, his goal is to explore the habits of mind that make an excellent journalist. It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, and Freedman's provocative ideas and fascinating stories offer students and journalists at all levels of experience wise guidance and professional inspiration.

Why Do We Quote?

The Culture and History of Quotation

Author: Ruth Finnegan

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 2020


Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an examination of the comparative and historical background that lies behind it and the characteristic way that quoting links past and present, the far and the near.Drawing from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, literary studies and the ethnography of speaking, Ruth Finnegan 's fascinating study sets our present conventions into crosscultural and historical perspective. She traces the curious history of quotation marks, examines the long tradition of quotation collections with their remarkable recycling across the centuries, and explores the uses of quotation in literary, visual and oral traditions. The book tracks the changing defi nitions and control of quoting over the millennia and in doing so throws new light on ideas such as imitation, allusion, authorship, originality and plagiarism .

Dad's Wit

Quips and Quotes for Fantastic Fathers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857655647

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope' Bill Cosby 'My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic' Spike Milligan When your precious offspring have hijacked the car and there's a hole in your wallet the size of the Grand Canyon, kick back and relax with this hilarious book, crammed full of quips and quotes to remind you of why being a dad is the best job in the world.

The Little Book of Quotes by Women

Inspiring Words to Live by

Author: Kathleen Welton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983918233

Category: Reference

Page: 134

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The Little Book of Quotes by Women is an inspiring collection of 365 quotes from women who have appeared on U.S. postage stamps. They are activists, actors, athletes, artists, attorneys, authors, choreographers, comedians, dancers, designers, engineers, First Ladies, journalists, mothers, musicians, nurses, Olympians, painters, physicians, pilots, poets, publishers, Queens, scientists, senators, singers, wives, writers, and more. The women featured in this book all share one thing in common-they have indeed left their stamp on history. Their words of wisdom have been thematically arranged in twelve sections including "Beauty," "Courage," "Happiness," "Freedom," "Possibility," "Service," and "Strength." The Little Book of Quotes by Women features quotes from more than 100 women including Emily Dickinson, Pearl S. Buck, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and more. These unforgettable quotes have stood the test of time and they can be used each and every day of the year as inspiring words to live by. Classic. Simple. Inspiration.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung

Author: Zedong Mao

Publisher: China Books

ISBN: 9780835123884

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 3831


This new reprint brings back our best-selling book to date, in the familiar red plastic cover. Still popular as a textbook and primary document of the Cultural Revolution. The book that changed the world and shaped a generation of Chinese people, it contains the essence of Mao's philosophy, political thinking and military strategy.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486804380

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 7322


"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person," declared the philosopher and wit G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936). The extent and variety of the author's writings ― comprising journalism, history, biography, apologetics, poetry, plays, and detective fiction ― attest to his own diversity of enthusiasms. This rich and thought-provoking anthology draws from Chesterton's vast treasury of publications to present his most trenchant observations on education, humor, literature, religion, politics, class, and other topics. Editor Bob Blaisdell offers an insightful introduction to Chesterton's life and works and identifies the source of each quotation. Organized thematically, the quotes range from quips from Chesterton's Father Brown mysteries ("The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.") and novels ("Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honour should decline.") to his newspaper columns ("An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.") and essays ("No man must be superior to the things that are common to men.… Not only are we all in the same boat, but we are all seasick."). "If you're a fan of Chesterton's writing than this quote collection will be great for you. Blaisdell's introduction is also very interesting. The kind of book that would do great on a coffee table, ready to be picked up and browsed through at random times." — A Universe in Words

The Well-Balanced World Changer

A Field Guide for Staying Sane While Doing Good

Author: Sarah Cunningham

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802485170

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2638


What happens when idealism and reality crash into each other (and you)? If you have ever passionately invested yourself in living your faith, championing a cause, or representing some noble ideal, you’ve probably experienced a faceoff between idealism and reality. Society often recognizes its deficits—poverty, crime, divisiveness, anxiety, excess—yet it rarely celebrates the rise of people who want to change those shortcomings. Still, many of us chip away at the world as it is, believing that a better world is possible. While in that place where we work to see good come about, we meet resistance almost daily: between dreams and disappointment, between wholeness and dysfunction, between past and future. This can lead to frustration, bitterness, disillusionment, loneliness, and exhaustion. It can lead to people abandoning the church, faith, and God. . . or just becoming more passive, less passionate versions of their former faith-charged selves. Don’t give in! This book is your survival guide. You can champion your cause and your faith, even in a broken and dysfunctional world. Stay in the race and take this guide along as source of fuel, rest, and encouragement along the way.

The Great Quotations

Author: George Seldes

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806514185

Category: Reference

Page: 893

View: 6948


A unique anthology of wisdom of the centurues.

Following Atticus

Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship

Author: Tom Ryan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062101307

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 6792


After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.

Elements of Wit

Mastering the Art of Being Interesting

Author: Benjamin Errett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153863

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5414


Got wit? We’ve all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit—that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time. Elements of Wit is an engaging book that brings together the greatest wits of our time, and previous ones from Oscar Wilde to Nora Ephron, Winston Churchill to Christopher Hitchens, Mae West to Louis CK, and many in between. With chapters covering the essential ingredients of wit, this primer sheds light on how anyone—introverts, extroverts, wallflowers, and bon vivants—can find the right zinger, quip, parry, or retort…or at least be a little bit more interesting.

The Heart of Applebutter Hill

Author: Donna W. Hill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781483948225

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 9102


"Imagine you're fourteen. You're in a new country with your camera, your best friend and her dog. You uncover a secret, are instantly in danger and can't tell anyone. Join Baggy, Abigail and Curly Connor as they explore Elfin Pond, sneak around Bar Gundoom Castle and discover an underground lake. Corporate giants want the Heartstone of Arden-Goth and have placed a spy in their new school. Challenges sidetrack them as they struggle to reveal the truth, find the Heartstone and stop the bullying of their friend Christoper."--Page [4] of cover.

Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Death, Engineering, Geology, Life, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology

Author: Carl C. Gaither,Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387495770

Category: Science

Page: 1821

View: 4897


Scientists and other keen observers of the natural world sometimes make or write a statement pertaining to scientific activity that is destined to live on beyond the brief period of time for which it was intended. This book serves as a collection of these statements from great philosophers and thought-influencers of science, past and present. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations allows the reader quickly to find relevant quotations or citations to spearhead an oral or written presentation of their research. Organized thematically and indexed alphabetically by author, this work makes readily available an unprecedented collection of approximately 18,000 quotations related to a broad range of scientific topics including astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. With its unique thematic organization of the quotations, this book accomplishes its goal of presenting a large array of entries in each discipline and enabling the reader to choose a quotation on a particular subject from a variety of sources and perspectives. The resulting compendium allows the reader to conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind’s scientific achievements. Quotations are listed with the credited author, title, chapter, page number, birth/death date and occupation where possible.

The Quiet American

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504052544

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 5460


A “masterful . . . brilliantly constructed novel” of love and chaos in 1950s Vietnam (Zadie Smith, The Guardian). It’s 1955 and British journalist Thomas Fowler has been in Vietnam for two years covering the insurgency against French colonial rule. But it’s not just a political tangle that’s kept him tethered to the country. There’s also his lover, Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman who clings to Fowler for protection. Then comes Alden Pyle, an idealistic American working in service of the CIA. Devotedly, disastrously patriotic, he believes neither communism nor colonialism is what’s best for Southeast Asia, but rather a “Third Force”: American democracy by any means necessary. His ideas of conquest include Phuong, to whom he promises a sweet life in the states. But as Pyle’s blind moral conviction wreaks havoc upon innocent lives, it’s ultimately his romantic compulsions that will play a role in his own undoing. Although criticized upon publication as anti-American, Graham Greene’s “complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue” would, in a few short years, prove prescient in its own condemnation of American interventionism (The New York Times).


The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Author: Juli Berwald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211272

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5541


A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems. Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex ways. They look simple, yet their propulsion systems are so advanced engineers are just learning how to mimic them. They produce some of the deadliest toxins on the planet and yet are undeniably alluring. Long ignored by science, they may be a key to ecosystem stability. Juli Berwald's journey into the world of jellyfish is a personal one. Over a decade ago she left the sea and her scientific career behind to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas. Increasingly dire headlines drew her back to jellies, as unprecedented jellyfish blooms toppled ecosystems and collapsed the world's most productive fisheries. What was unclear was whether these incidents were symptoms of a changing planet or part of a natural cycle. Berwald's desire to understand jellyfish takes her on a scientific odyssey. She travels the globe to meet the scientists who devote their careers to jellies, hitches rides on Japanese fishing boats to see giant jellyfish in the wild, raises jellyfish in her dining room, and throughout it all marvels at the complexity of these alluring and ominous biological wonders. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless reveals that jellyfish are a bellwether for the damage we're inflicting on the climate and the oceans and a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.

The Atheist's Bible

An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thought

Author: Joan Kronner

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715642545

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A counterweight to the profusion of pious collections, The Atheist’s Bible brings together the best of these brightest ornaments: great scientists, writers, philosophers and comedians throughout history who have questioned the wisdom (and sanity) of organised religion. Far from cynical polemic, this bible shares the same joy, love of beauty and human wonder that religious books of quotations provide, but with a healthy dose of independent thought and without dogma. From Sophocles to Homer Simpson, from Einstein to the Marquis de Sade, these geniuses and jokers provide am incisive, witty perspective on the eternal questions of God and truth.

A Nation of Victims

The Decay of the American Character

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312098827

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2215


A look at "victimism" in the United States criticizes the ways in which individuals define themselves by their status as victims--of parents, men, the workplace, stress, drugs, food, and physical characteristics

A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media

Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Author: Richard Hayes,Daniel Grossman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813538587

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Research in most scientific disciplines calls for painstaking accuracy and a hesitation to generalize for fear of distorting the truth. Given this penchant for nuance, scientists often feel uneasy about a relationship with anyone in the media who is seeking an eye-catching lead, usually with limited space to express subtleties. Researchers who give interviews often feel that their findings are distorted or sensationalized, and shun future media contact. By avoiding potential misrepresentations, however, scientists also sacrifice opportunities to educate the public on important issues related to health, the environment, outer space, and much more. In A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media, Richard Hayes and Daniel Grossman draw on their expertise in public relations and journalism to empower researchers in a variety of fields to spread their message on their own terms. The authors provide tips on how to translate abstract concepts into concrete metaphors, craft soundbites, and prepare for interviews. For those looking for a higher profile, the authors explain how to become a reporter's trusted source-the first card in the Rolodex-on controversial issues. A must-read for all scientists, this book shows how it is possible for the discoveries that hibernate in lecture halls and academic journals to reach a broader audience in a way that is accurate and effective.

The Running Man

A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143859

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3259


A desperate man attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive in this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. It was the ultimate death game in a nightmare future America. The year is 2025 and reality TV has grown to the point where people are willing to wager their lives for a chance at a billion-dollar jackpot. Ben Richards is desperate—he needs money to treat his daughter’s illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man where the goal is to avoid capture by Hunters who are employed to kill him. Surviving this month-long chase is another issue when everyone else on the planet is watching—and willing to turn him in for the reward. With an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”

A Speaker's Treasury of Quotations

Maxims, Witticisms and Quips for Speeches and Presentations

Author: Michael C. Thomsett,Linda Rose Thomsett

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476611475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 5059


Every public speaker can benefit from an apt quotation to illuminate a speaking point. This compilation of 2,116 quotations in 263 broad subject categories is useful for political, motivational, and other public speakers along with speech writers, planners, and researchers. The topics range from Ability ("Out of my lean and low ability I'll lend you something"--Shakespeare) to Youth ("I suppose it's difficult for the young to realize that one may be old without being a fool"--William Somerset Maugham). Each entry is credited to its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date of origin. There are two indexes: of authors (to topics and their entry numbers) and of highly detailed keywords-in-context (to their entries).