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Literary Picture Quotes #6: LOTR Heroes


It’s been a while since the last Literary Picture Quotes, so I’m posting several this time 😉 Made purely for inspiration and enjoyment 🙂
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Literary Picture Quotes #4: Narnia and the Stable


A season-appropriate quote from the land of Narnia. The Baby born in that stable changed everything! Merry Christmas! 

Literary Picture Quotes #2: Time That Is Given


Famous quote from a well-loved book and movie series 🙂

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New Category: Literary Picture Quotes #1


I’m making “quote pictures,” with quotes from books on stills from movies, or other photos. (I don’t own the rights to any of these movies, I’m just doing these for fun!) I’ve been having a blast making them, and I’ll be posting them here on my blog. Enjoy!

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Clippings from Readers Digest


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-Stephen King, in the February 2015 issue, pg. 31

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-Feb 2015 issue, pg. 38

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-Feb 2015 issue, pg. 79

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-Feb 2015 issue, pg. 82

‘They’ and ‘We’


I have repeatedly told my cabinet and staff that we belong here only so long as we refer to government as ‘they,’ and never think of government as ‘we.’

-Governor Ronald Reagan (Sincerely, Ronald Reagan, 1976)

A visit to the LA Times


Pictures I took at our very cool visit to the place that the Los Angeles Times newspaper is produced. 🙂

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Some figures.

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The paper she’s holding

The paper she’s holding

This is an old printing press from the late 1800s.

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The history of this press. Click on the picture to bring up a bigger version.

The history of this press. Click on the picture to bring up a bigger version.

It was powered by water coming down this clear tube and turning the wheel.

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This is the back where paper goes in.

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This is where the new newspaper comes out.

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Paper coming off the ink-covered plate.

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Some ads in a paper printed in 1881.

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And this is going in to the facility that makes the LA Times newspapers.

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The rolls of paper they use are HUGE.

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These “robots” carry the paper rolls around the place.

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Stacks and stacks of paper!

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Yeah, that one roll is over 2000 pounds.

Yeah, that one roll is over 2000 pounds.

This is the room where they make the plates. Plates are what they now use instead of setting metal letters into a frame like they did in olden times. Once the news info comes in to this plant, the plates for the day are created there.

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A plate

A plate

Famous front pages.

San Francisco earthquake (1906), and sinking of the Lusitania (1915)

San Francisco earthquake (1906), and sinking of the Lusitania (1915)

Hindenburg explosion (1937), and New York Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire (1911)

Hindenburg explosion (1937), and New York Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire (1911)

Armistice Day of WW I (1911), and D-Day of WW II (1945)

Armistice Day of WW I (1911), and D-Day of WW II (1945)

Man first walks on the Moon (1961)

Man first walks on the Moon (1961)

Now, the ink!

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And these are the huge machines that take the paper, the ink, and the plates, and create our newspaper!

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Just look at the papers wrapped around and coming off these machines!

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IMG_9017Looking up…

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It’s not just the LA Times that’s printed here. These are some other papers printed at this location.

LatExtra, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Personal Journal

LatExtra, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Personal Journal

Newspaper not yet printed on

Newspaper not yet printed on

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And inside the trash chute…

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Defective newspapers!

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And lastly, the big room where the newspapers are packaged and set, ready to be delivered.

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This man is packaging the papers into bundles…

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…using this machine.

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The yellow spool is plastic cording that goes around each small stack of papers.


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And here are the newspapers, all ready for delivery to your house! 😀

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If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.

-Mark Twain

A gardener


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Taken at a CA botanical garden

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.
― Rudyard Kipling

Resurrection


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Blessed Resurrection Day!

St. Patrick’s Breastplate


Some quotes from St. Patrick’s breastplate prayer.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From every one who desires me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, Lord, be ever with us.

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