Great First Lines from Literature:


“All children, except one, grow up.”—JM Barrie, Peter Pan


“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.”—

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God


“It is a sin to write this.”—Ayn Rand, Anthem


“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”—

George Orwell, 1984


“This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.”—

William Goldman, The Princess Bride


“Call me Ishmael.”—Herman Melville, Moby Dick


“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice--not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.”—John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

Powell’s Place—English, Journalism, & AP Art History

Northside High School, Columbus, GA


Text Box: Welcome students and parents!  This website is intended to help you keep up with class assignments and school events during the 2008-2009 school year.  You may contact me using the link to the left so creatively labeled “Contact Me” whenever you have questions and problems regarding homework, long-term assignments, tests, etc.  My advisement students may also click on the link to the left specifically for information about general activities and school functions.  I am looking forward to a terrific year with all of you!
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Text Box: “Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.”—Leonardo da Vinci
Text Box: “It doesn't matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.”—Jackson Pollock

The function of Art is to disturb. Science reassures." ~ George Braque

Text Box: "They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my reality." ~ Frida Kahlo
Text Box: "When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college- that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"   
~ Howard Ikemoto


Great Quotes from Famous Artists:



Text Box: "Art is either plagiarism or revolution." ~ Paul Gauguin

"Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels."
~ Francisco Goya (1746-1828) - Spanish artist