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Saturday, April 04, 2009


"Great minds have purpose, others have wishes."

Washington Irving, an American Author

Friday, April 03, 2009

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Monday, January 05, 2009


"I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep doing so until the end."

Abraham Lincoln
, 16th US president

Monday, December 22, 2008


"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but also the parent of all the others."

Cicero, Philosopher

Thursday, October 02, 2008


"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei."

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, philosopher and mathematician. He was born in 15 February 1564 and dies in 8 January 1642. Galileo Galilei had a major impact in the scientific revolution that time as he made improvement to the telescopes and to the astronomical observations and the support of Copernicans.

He has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", "the father of modern physics", and "the father of modern science".

I think Galileo was ignorant at that moment if he really said this. It is that simply the alphabet is not in anyone's self for example. I have doubts if he really had said this. However, some high schools take his quote as an emblem to motivate their education. Oh. My. God!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

Galileo Galilei

Friday, June 20, 2008


"Either do or do not; there is no try."

George Lucas

George Lucas was born on 14 May 1944 in Modesto, California. His father was a stationary storeowner and he had three siblings. He was fascinated by comic books as "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers" in his childhood.

According to the instructions inside his family, George Lucas allowed to enjoy watching the car racing. He was bored of the daily routine of his school. When he enjoyed the excitement he allowed, he dreamt to be a car racer. However, he changed his mind when he had a dangerous traffic accident.

He had that accident three days before the day George Lucas supposed to graduate from Downey High School, Modesto California. He was injured seriously when his car, Fiat Biancina was struck by another student’s car. The traffic accident has changed his life.

Photography attracted George Walton Lucas and he ran after this hobby to fulfil his dreams to become a photographer. When he became 19 years old, Lucas and his friend John Plummer made their way to San Francisco. They enjoyed together different outdoors activities and they had been pioneers in jazz clubs. They followed the news of the Canyon Cinema screening in flyers at the City Lights bookstore. George Lucas as a promising photographer became infatuated with these abstract films.

Following the waves that attracted his passion, George Walton Lucas attended community college and developed a passion for cinematography.

George Walton Lucas, Jr. became American film director and producer, screenwriter and the creator of the Star Wars. Yahoo and MSN say about him "Arguably the most important film innovator in the history of the medium George Lucas continually "pushed the envelope" of filmmaking."

Wikipedia says about George Walton Lucas, "An academy Award-winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is the creator of the epic Star Wars saga and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent directors/producers with an estimate net worth of $3.6 billion."

George Walton Lucas, was director of so many films, among them was the comedy drama, "American Graffiti" 1973 and the "Star Wars" 1977. He wrote the "American Graffiti" with Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck. Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford starred the film.

The film was a background story to George Walton Lucas, and his friends featuring the exploits and adventures they lived as teenagers during a night of cursing around town and listening to pirate radio personality Wolfman Jack.

"Star Wars" 1977 is an epic science fiction film. George Walton Lucas, conceived the story of the film during the 1970s and since that date, the Star Wars expanded and produced in episodes.

Monday, June 25, 2007


"If you do not write for publication, there is little point in writing at all."

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright/dramatist, socialist and literary critic. He was known as propagandist, monologist, satirist, vegetarian, teetotaller and critic of formal education, as he was known as an advocate for socialism and women's rights. He was born in Dublin on 26 July, 1856 and died on 2 November, 1950.

George Bernard Shaw was born in a lower middle class family, to a civil servant and a corn miller/grain merchant. His father was George Carr Show (1814-1885) and his mother was Lucinda Elizabeth Shaw (1830-1913) who had been a professional singer.

Shaw attended the Wesleyan Connexion School, a private school near Dalkey, Dublin's Central Model School and Dublin English Scientific and Commercial Day School. He was bitterly opposed to those schools and teachers.

His plays first performed in the 1890s. He wrote more than sixty plays; among them was the classical myth, Pygmalion as focused on the complex of the human relations in the business world.

George Bernard Shaw hated to be called George and never used that name. He was awarded Noble Prize in literature in 1925 and an Oscar in 1938 for Pygmalion. My Fair Lady, a musical adapted from Pygmalion by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe became a hit in music.

From George Bernard Shaw's works:

Arms and the Man 1894
The Man of Destiny 1895
You Never Can Tell 1897
Caesar and Cleopatra 1898
Man and Superman 1902

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