“The starting point for your own words”

Always read with a pen in hand. The pen should be used both to mark the text you want to remember and to write from where the text leaves you. Think of the text as the starting point for your own words.

– Mandy Brown

Lately I’ve been building a webpage to show random quotes from quotesondesign.com. (This is an exercise from FreeCodeCamp which I’ve done as a codepen: codepen.io/jmalk/full/MyPgmq.) While testing, it throws a lot of great quotes at me, like this little gem from Mandy Brown. You can read it and similar reflections on their website.


prurient having, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc. ochre a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour moribund in a dying state, near death bibulous fond of or addicted to drink sepoy (formerly) an Indian soldier in the service of the British venal open to bribery impeach to accuse a public official, before an appropriate tribunal, of misconduct in office acquiesce to submit or comply without protest widdershins in a direction contrary to the usual, e.g. anticlockwise diatribe a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism

(definitions copied or adapted from dictionary.reference.com)