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Lefties Inspiration Quote

Lefties Inspiration

“You can still say lefties are special, because they are.”
~ David Wolman, A Left Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw ~

Lefty Quote from a Feminist

Lefty Quote from Mary Wollstonecraft

“When a man seduces a woman, it should, I think, be termed a left-handed marriage.”

~Mary Wollstonecraft, Author, Feminist, from A Vindication of the Rights of Women~

Lefty Birthdays, December 18

Lefty Celebrants, December 18

  • Betty Grable, Actress
  • Paul Klee, Artist
  • Brad Pitt, Actor


Betty Grable was the original pin-up girl. Theis beautiful lefty’s legs were insured wit Lloyds of London for a quarter million dollars. In 1941 she was voted “Best Figure.”

Lefty Quote:

“[The object of painting is] not to reflect the visible but to make visible.” ~ Paul Klee, Artist

A Lefty Quote

Lefty quote from an old Italian Proverb:

“The left hand is the hand of the heart.”

Kant’s Tribute to his Left Hand

Immanueul Kant:  A great philosopher’s tribute to his left hand.

The famous philosopher Kant has been quoted for his to his left hand when he said,

“What can resemble my hand and be in all points like, than its image in the looking glass? And yet I cannot put such a hand as I see in the glass in the place of the original.”

“If the first creative act of God had been the forming of a left hand, then this hand… had the distinctive character of left, which can only intuitively but never conceptually be apprehended.”

Immanuel Kant’s Biography

Note:  I’ve just found this in my collection of quotes and I apologize for not not properly sourcing.  I can’t seem to find where in the library I found this.

Lefty Actor & Mime Marcel Marceau

Famous Lefthander Birthday, March 22

Mime and Actor Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau (Marcel Mangel) was born in Strasourg, France on March 22, 1923.  A French-born actor, he was a popularly known as a mime artist although he appeared in several television programs as well as films.  Marceau died at the age of 84, September 22, 2007, in Cahors, Lot, France.

Marcel Marceau was the considered the world’s most famous mime and creator of Bip, the white-faced clown. He is known for the quote:

“Do not most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?”

~ Marcel Marceau ~

Artist Pablo Picasso – Not a Lefty

As often quoted or listed, Pablo Picasso is not a leftie.  Thanks to Allison Clark for calling my attention through her recent comment, April 28, 2010.

And Mike1942, a contributor at has confirmed this. We only need to consider Picasso’s several dozen pictures working with his right hand in “Goodbye Picasso” alone, says Mike.

Painter, Sculptor, Draughtsman – Artist Pablo Picasso


Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was born in Málaga, Spain. Commonly called as Picasso, he was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and draughtsman. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art, best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the Spanish Civil War’s German bombing of Guernica.

Photo Source:   Picasso, 1962.  Argentina. Revised,  Vea y Lea

Lefty Birthday – Tennis champion Martina Navratilova

Famous Lefthander Birthday, October 18

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova

Navratilova, Prague Open May 2006

Tennis champion Martina Navrátilová was born on October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czech Republic, is a Czech-American tennis player. Arguably, she has been regarded as the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player of all-time.

She won 167 singles titles in her career, including 18 Grand Slam events and a record 9 singles titles at Wimbledon.

Quote from Martina Navratilova:

“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.”

Photo source:  Vanjaginejie, Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Quote

Lefty quote from a famous lefthander,  Sir Paul MacCartney:

“I do everything with my left hand, and no matter how hard I try I can’t alter the habit. a doctor once told me I shouldn’t try to, because being lefthanded has something to do with the brain.”

Lefty Trivia

Lefty Trivia on Leonardo da Vinci

Lefty Leonardo da Vinci – Italian polymath, scientist,  inventor, artist, mathematician, writer – was a man so much ahead of his time. Not only did he conceive of a flying wing, he also sketched the design for a telescope 100 years before it was even invented.

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