Claude Dancourt

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to

stop speech when words become superfluous."

(Ingrid Bergman)  

About Claude Dancourt

        When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer. Then I switched to Egyptologist. And then veterinarian. This one stuck for a while. After several long (and sometimes loud) discussions with my parents, I decided engineering was not that bad.

         But one day I woke up and I realized that I still loved words as much as maths and physics. So I found my ink pen at the bottom of a drawer, I bought a couple of lined paper notebooks, and I started writing again.

         Applied science by day, magic by night. Sleep? Well, here and there when my characters annoy me too much, and my colleagues feel like killing me. All we need is love after all, and some chocolate.


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Trivia
  • I collect quotes;
  • I love museums;
  • I always finish a story by these words : "The end is only the beginning." It doesn't mean there's a sequel coming, though!
  • I have seen "Star Wars" (the original movie) about 293 times, "The Ten Commandments" 174 times, and "Much ado about nothing"  3 times in a row when it came out in Theaters;
  • I must be pretty tired not to have music flowing the house;
  • I identified people as pokemons for the thanking slide of my master's presentation;
  • I drink my tea without milk, Ceylan Blend,  but put more than a cloud in my occasional Hazelnut cream coffee;
  • My favourite cities are New York and London;
  • I travelled to all continents except Asia and Oceania (working on that);
  • I can answer  nearly any question about the Troy War and the Arthurian Legend;
  • My best quality is probably Generosity. My Maxima Culpa is Pride.

 

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Quotes

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." (Martin Luther King Jr)

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world" (Robin Williams) 

"Laughter is TIMELESS, Imagination has no AGE and Dreams are forever." (Walt Disney)

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." (Robert A. Heinlein) 

"We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them." (Francis. A. Walker) 

"Heading for Heaven doesn't make walking through Hell easier." (Anon.) 

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)
 

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." (Frederick Douglass)

"The truth is rarely pure, and never simple." (Oscar Wilde) 

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (Thomas A. Edison)

"Don't let anybody, ever, tell you you don't deserve what you want." (Anon.)

"Well done is always better than well said." (Tom Brady)

"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." (G.K. Chesterson)

"You must stay drunk on writing, so reality does not destroy you." (Ray Bradbury)

"Let the unseen days be. Today is more than enough." (J.R.R. Tolkien)

"Be the change you want to see to the world." (Mahatma Ganghi)

"If you can dream it, you can do it." (Walt Disney)

"Men don't get subtle. You've got to hit them over the head with things sometimes." (Kasey Michaels)

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." (Dr. Seuss)

"A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." (Antoine de St-Exupéry) 

"If you asked me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer." (Lance Armstrong)

"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents." (Clara Hughes)

"Nous ne savons pas encore ressusciter les corps, mais nous commençons à savoir ressusciter les rêves." -We might not be able to bring the dead back yet, but we know how to resuscitate dreams.- (André Malraux)

"Si vis pacem para bellum." (Vegetius)

"Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway." (Elbert Hubbard)

"Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy" (Scott F. Fitzgerald)

"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments stole your breath away." (Shing Xiong)

"Never judge a book by its movie." (J.W. Eagan)

 

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2017 Reading Challenge

 

 

Claude has

read 1 book toward

her goal of

18 books.

 

 

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