Literary Birthday – 1 August – Robert James Waller


Robert James Waller was born 1 August 1939 and died 10 March 2017

Seven Quotes

  1. In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
  2. First you must have the images, then come the words.
  3. Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.
  4. Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity’s the real challenge.
  5. Life is never easy for those who dream.
  6. The heart never forgets, never gives up, the territory marked off for those who came before.
  7. It’s kind of strange– in fiction you get to tell lies and are applauded for it.

Robert James Waller was an American author best known for writing The Bridges of Madison County. He was also a photographer and musician.

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by Amanda Patterson