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Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.   — Norman Maclean —

Norman Maclean Quote About Time

July 22nd, 2019 • QuotesNorman Maclean

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”

— Norman Maclean
“Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a man’s soul. It’s task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out.”   — Ayn Rand —

Ayn Rand Quote About Romantic Art

July 22nd, 2019 • QuotesAyn Rand

Another of my favorite quotes from The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand.

“Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a man’s soul. It’s task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out.”

Ayn Rand

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The Definition Of ‘Eminence’  “Eminence” means either a position of prominence or superiority or refers to one that is eminent, prominent or lofty, such as a person of high rank or attainments.  It is often used as a title for a cardinal, a natural elevation or an anatomical protuberance (as on a bone).    — Merriam-Webster —

The Definition Of ‘Eminence’

July 20th, 2019 • DefinitionsMichael Island

According to Merriam-Webster, “Eminence” means either a position of prominence or superiority or refers to one that is eminent, prominent or lofty, such as a person of high rank or attainments. It is often used as a title for a cardinal, a natural elevation or an anatomical protuberance (as on a bone).

If by Rudyard Kipling  If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:  If you can dream–and not make dreams your master; If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:  If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’  If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings–nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!

If, Poem by Rudyard Kipling

July 20th, 2019 • PoemsRudyard Kipling

“If” is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, written circa 1895. It is a literary example of Victorian-era stoicism. The poem is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John.

“Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.”   — Ayn Rand —

Ayn Rand Quote About Fighting For The Future

July 20th, 2019 • QuotesAyn Rand

One of my favorite quotes by Ayn Rand from my favorite nonfiction book of hers, The Romantic Manifesto. As a writer myself, I learned more about art and literature from this book than I did from any other source.

“Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.”

Ayn Rand

To me, this quote means that as long as you’re working to gain your values and making progress, you rightfully exist in a state of happiness, even though your goals have yet to be achieved. The pursuit of some values can last for years. The state of mind this quote perfectly illuminates is how people survive it.

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Who Is Michael Island?  Writer, Artist, Publisher, Philosophy Evangelist And Passionate Advocate Of Free Will, Moral Independence And Political Freedom…

Who Is Michael Island?

July 20th, 2019 • AnswersMichael Island

Michael Island is a writer, artist, publisher, philosophy evangelist and passionate advocate of free will, moral independence and political freedom…