22 April 2013

inspirational quote...

I always love an inspiring quote.....


'Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.'

image taken from:
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1925/shaw-bio.html
This quote is from George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), an Irish playwright. He definitely created himself - being the only person to be awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) for his contributions to literature and an Oscar (1938) for his work on the film Pygmalion.

I find Shaw himself even more inspiring because he wanted to refuse the Nobel Prize as he had no desire for public honours. In the end he did accept the prize because his wife considered it to be a tribute to Ireland. However, he rejected the monetary award, asking that it be used instead to finance the translation of the work of a fellow playwright.

Lucy x
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