Olive Schreiner was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has been highly acclaimed since its first publication in 1883 for the bold manner in which it deals with some of the burning issues of the day, including agnosticism, existential independence, individualism, the professional aspirations of women, and the elemental nature of life on the colonial frontier. In more recent studies she has also been identified as an advocate for those sidelined by the forces of British Imperialism, such as the Afrikaners, and later other South African groups like Blacks, Jews and Indians – to name but a few. Although she showed interest in socialism, pacifism, vegetarianism and feminism amongst other things, her true views escape restrictive categorisations. Her published works and other surviving writings promote implicit values like moderation, friendship and understanding amongst all peoples and avoid the pitfalls of political radicalism which she consciously eschewed. Although she may be called a lifelong freethinker, she continued to adhere to the spirit of the Christian Bible and developed a secular version of the worldview of her missionary parents, with mystical elements.
Demetria Devonne Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends , Lovato rose to prominence when she starred in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and released her debut single "This Is Me," which peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. The success of the film and its soundtrack resulted in a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her debut studio album, Don't Forget , debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. Lovato was cast as the titular character in the television series Sonny with a Chance , and released her second studio album, Here We Go Again, which became her first to top the Billboard 200 chart.
Adam Braun is an American entrepreneur, bestselling author, and philanthropist. He is the CEO and co-founder of MissionU, a debt-free higher education program, and founder of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases access to education for children in the developing world.
Friedrich Dürrenmatt was a Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author's work included avant-garde dramas, philosophical crime novels, and macabre satire. Dürrenmatt was a member of the Gruppe Olten.
When Jonathan Winters died, it was like, 'Oh, man!' I knew he was frail, but I always thought he was going to last longer. I knew him as being really funny, but at the same time, he had a dark side.Robin Williams
Everyone has their own insecurities, regardless of how you look or how people perceive you, but sometimes people give their insecurities too much power. Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion. For me, real beauty has very little to do with the structure of someone's face or body.Devon Aoki