Kathleen Constantine

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Kathleen Constantine is an aspiring literary fiction writer. She experiments with short essays and poetry on her website, and is currently working on her first novel.

Domestic Terrorism

I’ve posted some lines from literature on my website, brought to mind by the recent news. The minute I saw video of the US Capitol on January 6, I thought of the last quote, from a famous story that many of us remember being shocked by in school. Four Quote Friday - Domestic Terrorism Read more of this blog post »
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The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch
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“I mean to leave a record of my raptures”

70 14-line poems, all with the same title, all in the same style. You would think it would get tedious. Well think again.

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A Place on Earth by Wendell Berry
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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago
" How beautifully you handled this topic, Candi! An excellent review, and a lesson in diplomacy for us all. I have avoided this book, but you have me in ...more "
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The Warden by Anthony Trollope
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T.H. White
“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

James Baldwin
“Don’t let it make you bitter. Try to understand. Try to understand. The world’s already bitter enough, we got to try to be better than the world.”
James Baldwin, Another Country

W. Somerset Maugham
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
W. Somerset Maugham

Kakuzō Okakura
“Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.”
Okakura Kakuzo

William Saroyan
“When you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”
William Saroyan

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