Month: March 2013

Literary Birthday – 31 March – John Fowles

John Fowles was born 31 March 1926, and died 5 November 2005 Top 12 John Fowles Quotes There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid. There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you…

Literary Birthday – 31 March – René Descartes

René Descartes was born 31 March 1596, and died 11 February 1650 René Descartes: 10 Quotes The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of…

Literary Birthday – 30 March – Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine was born 30 March 1844, and died 8 January 1896 The poet is a madman lost in adventure. A poem is really a kind of machine for producing the poetic state by means of words. The drawn-out sobs of autumn's violins wound my heart…

Literary Birthday – 30 March – Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was born 30 March 1820, and died 25 April 1878 Five Quotes We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. There is no religion…

Literary Birthday – 30 March – Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe was born 30 March 1928, and died 6 June 2013 Seven Tom Sharpe Quotes The man who said the pen was mightier than the sword ought to have tried reading The Mill on the Floss to Motor Mechanics. His had been an intellectual decision founded on…

Literary Birthday – 29 March – Jo Nesbø

Happy Birthday, Jo Nesbø, born 29 March 1960 Seven Jo Nesbø Quotes For me, the best places to write are on planes, trains and at airports. I’m really happy when I’m waiting for a plane and the message comes that it’s three hours late. Great, I’ll get to…

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