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frances mcdormand

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Richard Armitage.. Wonderful British actor in North and South…The Vicar of Dibley…The Hobbit..& more.

Elizabeth Cochrane/Nellie Bly (1864-1922) An American journalist and industrialist. A founding member of investigative journalism, Elizabeth's account of her stay in an asylum, after faking insanity, was so horrifying it led to vastly improved funding and conditions for the mentally ill. For another column, Elizabeth broke records by travelling around the world in 72 days. Later, Elizabeth became president of a manufacturing company and, a leading female industrialist and inventor.

Photographer Dorothea Lange

MUSEologies: Photographer Dorothea Lange

“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.”--Eudora Welty

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." - Alice Walker

We have lost Nelson Mendela, but his words and deeds are here to stay! RIP

Ellen Degeneres is a Pet Rescue Advocate! The talk show host is part owner of pet food company Halo and has, at last count, two dogs and three cats that she shares with wife Portia de Rossi. "I urge people to rescue animals because they are all begging," DeGeneres told PEOPLE.

Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird

Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers — and before it can be his, it is hers alone. She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it. -Margaret Sanger

Judy Collins - "It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive."

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” ― Gary Snyder

Robert Plant...Led Zeppelin