It’s finally June; the first month where it really starts to feel like summer! Now is the perfect time to grab your favorite book, pop on over to the nearest park, take root under a tree, and read while you soak up the sun.
And, what better way to celebrate the month of June than with the works of an author born this very month? Let’s say happy birthday to these ten Geminis and Cancers!
Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)
via Famous People
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926)
via My Jewish Learning
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943)
There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.
Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928)
Why my needle is stuck in childhood, I don’t know. I guess that’s where my heart is.
Anne Frank (June 12, 1929)
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865)
via Wikimedia Commons
Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.
Joyce Carol Oates (June 16, 1938)
via Lafayette Library and Learning Center
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947)
I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.
George Orwell (June 25, 1903)
The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712)
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
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