"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves" -William Shakespeare  "Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education" -Martin Luther King Jr. "Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today" -Mark Twain "The world is but a canvas to our imagination" -Henry David Thoreau "If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it" -Toni Morrison "Read in order to live" -Gustave Flaubert "The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck" -Ralph Waldo Emerson "Fortune favors the bold" -Virgil 

Mr. Barnes, English Department
Room 163, Pleasant Valley High School
(563) 332-5151 x 5772