Quote of the Week: Randy Pausch

breaking-brick-wallThe quote of the week for this week is for all the writers out there, those going through NaNoWriMo this month and those who chose not to. It’s for all those who have a story to tell and are trying desperately to translate it into a novel.

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

~Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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Word of the Day: ephemeral

ephem·er·al adjective\i-ˈfem-rəl, -ˈfēm-; -ˈfe-mə-, -ˈfē-\ : lasting a very short time

Full Definition of EPHEMERAL

1: lasting one day only <an ephemeral fever>

2: lasting a very short time <ephemeral pleasures>

ephem·er·al·ly\-rə-lē\adverb

Origin of EPHEMERAL

Greek ephēmeros lasting a day, daily, from epi- + hēmera day

First Known Use: 1576

Related to EPHEMERAL

Synonyms

brief, deciduous, momentary, evanescent, flash, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory

Antonyms

ceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, timeless, undying, unending

Related Words

little, short, shortish; acting, interim, provisional, short-term

Near Antonyms

lifelong; continuing, durable, persistent; imperishable, indefectible, indestructible

 

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