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Happy Birthday, Alison Lurie, born 3 September 1926
Seven Quotes
You can’t write well with only the nice parts of your character, and only about nice things. And I don’t want even to try anymore. I want to use everything, including hate and envy and lust and fear.
There’s a rule, I think. You get what you want in life, but not your second choice too.
Throughout my whole adult life I’ve written fiction and nonfiction. And when I can’t think of a good idea for a novel, I’ll write about something else that I’m interested in. And I’ve got lots of interests.
As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
The world is not prepared for there to be so many old people in it. We have to fight that. I think people expect your life to shrink as you get older. They don’t want you to take up too much room.
So now we’re being governed by a whole lot of people who are either weak and foolish, or cynical liars. Or a little of each. 
I always revise everything four or five times.
Lurie is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. 
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Happy Birthday, Alison Lurie, born 3 September 1926

Seven Quotes

  1. You can’t write well with only the nice parts of your character, and only about nice things. And I don’t want even to try anymore. I want to use everything, including hate and envy and lust and fear.
  2. There’s a rule, I think. You get what you want in life, but not your second choice too.
  3. Throughout my whole adult life I’ve written fiction and nonfiction. And when I can’t think of a good idea for a novel, I’ll write about something else that I’m interested in. And I’ve got lots of interests.
  4. As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
  5. The world is not prepared for there to be so many old people in it. We have to fight that. I think people expect your life to shrink as you get older. They don’t want you to take up too much room.
  6. So now we’re being governed by a whole lot of people who are either weak and foolish, or cynical liars. Or a little of each. 
  7. I always revise everything four or five times.

Lurie is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs

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What’s up with confusing singular and plural Latin and Greek words?

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It is often difficult to figure out whether words we’ve borrowed from Greek and Latin are singular or plural.

Here is a list of a few such words: 

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NOTES:

  1. Outside technical and scientific contexts, data can be used as either a singular or plural noun.
  2. For forum, podium, and curriculum, it is better to turn them into plural words by adding an “s”; usage shows that forums, podiums, and curriculums are much more popular than their more “sophisticated” counterparts.
  3. We left out medium on purpose, because it can refer to so many different things: agency of action, method, psychic, compromise, etc. Consult a dictionary for clarification. (Both mediums and media can be its plural form.)
  4. The SAT actually tests these words (excluding forum, podium, and curriculum and their plurals), so it pays to learn this now.

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Happy Birthday, Eugene Field, born 2 September 1850, died 4 November 1895
Five Quotes
No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.
Not so, however, with books, for books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.
Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away. 
The best of all physicians is apple pie and cheese! 
Field was an American writer, best known for his children’s poetry and humorous essays.
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Happy Birthday, Eugene Field, born 2 September 1850, died 4 November 1895

Five Quotes

  1. No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.
  2. Not so, however, with books, for books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.
  3. Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
  4. It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away. 
  5. The best of all physicians is apple pie and cheese! 

Field was an American writer, best known for his children’s poetry and humorous essays.

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