Katherine Anne Porter was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. She is known for her penetrating insight; her work deals with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil.
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer and actress. She began her career starring in the children's television series Barney & Friends . Gomez rose to fame playing the lead role of Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place . She starred in the films Another Cinderella Story , Princess Protection Program , Ramona and Beezus , Monte Carlo , Spring Breakers , Getaway and The Fundamentals of Caring . She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.
John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. One of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once , Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children's books during his career.
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . Fey is also known for her work in film, with her most notable appearances including starring roles in Baby Mama , Date Night , Muppets Most Wanted , Sisters , and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot .
There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.Nelson Mandela
Our modern world, though infinitely more complex than that of ancient Greece, is also far more superficial. Where the Greeks offered simple psychological training, we live in an age of style and spin in which perceptions of good and evil slither and shift with the political view of the moment.David Gemmell
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.Terry Pratchett