Wednesday, 11 May 2016

11 May

£10 in the draw! Are you SURE it isn't your lucky day? It was lucky in 868 when a copy of the Diamond Sutra was printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book. In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded and in 1942, William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, was published.

Famous people born on this day include Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer, born 1888, Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter and illustrator, born 1904, and Natasha Richardson, English-American actress, born 1963. The day has to go to Dalí!

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

Have a totally surreal but lucky day my friend!