今日名言

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“The man who attracts luck carries with him the magnet of preparation.”

– Clifton Fadiman, Writer

「吸引好運的人,身上攜帶著『準備就緒』磁鐵。」– 克里夫頓‧費迪曼 (作家)

  • 克里夫頓‧費迪曼 (1904-1999) 是美國知名作家、編輯,《大英百科》及《每月一書俱樂部》(Book-of-the-Month Club)編輯委員會成員,他也是廣播及電視節目主持人。

Bill Cosby (喜劇演員)

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“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.”

– Bill Cosby, Comedian

「透過歡笑,你可以扭轉痛苦的情境,如果你能在所有環境中找到樂趣,即便遭逢貧窮,你也有辦法生存。」– 比爾‧考斯比 (喜劇演員)

  • painful (adj.) 疼痛的,痛苦的。poverty (n.) 貧窮,貧困。
  • 比爾‧考斯比 (1937- ) 為美國知名喜劇演員,製作並演出美國許多知名情境喜劇,包括The Cosby ShowA Different WorldCosby 等,他與孩童的訪談節目Kids Say the Darndest Things (童言無忌) 也非常受歡迎。

Audrey Hepburn (演員)

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“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most – to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”

– Audrey Hepburn, Actress

「我喜愛逗我笑的人,我真的認為,這是我最喜歡的事 – 歡笑。它可以治療多種病症,極可能是我們最重要的特質。」– 奧黛麗‧赫本 (演員)

  • multitude (n.) 眾多,大批。例:The captain sits before a multitude of dials and levers. (機長坐在一大堆儀表和操縱桿前。)
  • 奧黛麗‧赫本 (1929-1993) 是英國知名演員,主演《羅馬假期》、《第凡內早餐》和《窈窕淑女》等經典電影,被美國電影學會選為百年來最偉大女演員第 3 名。她晚年擔任「聯合國兒童基金會」特使,並因而獲得美國「總統自由勳章」。

John Ruskin (藝術評論家)

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“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”

– John Ruskin, English Art Critic

「當熱情與技巧結合,期待一個名作的出現。」– 約翰‧拉斯金 (藝術評論家)

  • masterpiece (n.) 傑作,大師之作。
  • 約翰‧拉斯金(1819-1900)是英國維多利亞時代主要的藝術評論家之一,本身亦為天才而多產的作家,他寫作的題材包羅萬象,包括地理、神話、動物學、教育、政治、經濟等。

Eckhart Tolle (作家)

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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle, Writer

「承認你人生中已經擁有的,是所有富足的基礎。」– 艾克哈特‧托勒 (作家)

  • acknowledge (n.) 承認,認同。例:The board acknowledged the need for change. (董事會認同改變的必要性。) abundance (n.) 富足,豐饒。
  • 艾克哈特‧托勒 (1948- ) 是德裔加拿大移民,在 2008 年被紐約時報稱為「美國最受歡迎的心靈作家」。在2011年,他被沃特金斯評論列為在世界上最有影響力的心靈導師,讓人們從不斷重複過去的軌跡中跳脫。

Ralph W. Sockman (牧師)

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“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”

– Ralph W. Sockman, Pastor

「知識之島愈大,景觀海岸線愈長。」– 雷夫‧薩克曼 (牧師)

  • wonder (n.) 驚奇,心生敬仰。例:The sight of the pyramid filled us with wonder. (金字塔的景像令我們感到驚奇。) the Seven Wonders of the World (世界七大奇景)。
  • 雷夫‧薩克曼 (1889-1970) 是美國知名牧師,因常出現於 NBC 基督教廣播節目,並著有數本基督生活暢銷書而聞名。《時代》雜誌將他譽為「美國史上最傑出的新教徒傳道士」。

Christopher Morley (作家)

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“The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.”

– Christopher Morley, Writer

「書的真正作用是套住腦筋,使它不得不自作思考。」– 克里斯多福‧莫利 (作家)

  • trap (v.) 困住,圈住。例:We are trapped! (我們被困住了!)
  • 克里斯多福‧莫利 (1890-1957) 是美國知名作家、記者,他的長篇小說、短篇小說、散文與詩作超過 50 冊,著名作品有《薑汁啤酒》、《文壇順利》、《搖擺木馬》等。
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