Daily Inspiration for Writers and Readers

Daily inspiration from the lives of authors and artists.

March 22nd – Randolph Caldecott

“Art is long, life isn’t.” Randolph Caldecott Randolph Caldecott, the father of the picture book, was born on March 22nd, 1846, in Chester, England. An artist from a very young age, Caldecott’s first published drawing was a sketch of a…

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March 5th – Dora Marsden

“…without my brain the paper could not have lived and shown the signs of flourishing which it undoubtedly has.” Suffragist, Egoist, and Philosopher Dora Marsden was born on March 5th, 1882, in the village of Marsden in England. Her father,…

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February 14th – Frederick Douglass

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean…

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