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International Bacon Day September 3

“Life is too short not to order the bacon dessert.”
– George Takei, actor

“Bacon bits are like the fairy dust of the food community.”
–Jim Gaffigan

“Want to be the most popular person at a party? Bring a bacon appetizer. It’s a scientifically proven fact that bacon snacks get eaten first. Hummus doesn’t stand a chance.”
– Eliza Cross

“Pork chops and bacon, my two favorite animals.”
– Homer Simpson

Google first incorporated September 4, 1998

“Search engines find the information, not necessarily the truth.” 
–Amit Kalantri

“I’ve googled OCD about 45 times so far today.”
–Stewart Lee Beck

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
–Neil Gaiman

Labor Day September 5

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.”
–Arnold J. Toynbee

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
– Colin Powell

International Literacy Day September 8

“I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger of life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human.”
–Richard Wright

“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am a happy victim of books.”
– Pinterest

“Books have to be heavy because the whole world is inside them.”
– Cornelia Funk

“Books are the plane and the train and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.”
–Anna Quinlan

National Grandparents Day – September 11

“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.”
–Charles and Ann Morse

“An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.”
– Pinterest

National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 15– Oct. 15

“I think the Hispanic community–the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility.”
–Ted Cruz

U.S. Post Office first opens September 22, 1789

“Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To write is human, to receive a letter: Divine!”
–Susan Lendroth

“I grew up writing thank-you notes. Real, honest-to-goodness, pen-and-ink, stamped and posted letters. More than simple habit, it’s about what the commitment to expressing your thoughts and feelings in writing says about the character of the writer. About the joy, such notes bring to the reader.”
– Taylor Mali

“Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.”
– James Fallows

Native American Day – September 23

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
–Chief Seattle, Duwamish

“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.”
–Sun Bear, Chippewa

Classical Music Month

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
–Leo Tolstoy

“Music is the poetry of the air.”
–Jean Paul Richter

“Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.”
– Leonard Bernstein

“Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.”
–Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

School begins (already)

“The first day of school: the day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins.”

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.”
–Bill Dodds

“Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, it was like trying to hold 35 corks underwater at the same time.”
–Mark Twain

“School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside.”
–Lon Watters

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