Literary Birthday – 15 June – William McFee


Six Quotes

  1. If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
  2. A young man must let his ideas grow, not be continually rooting them up to see how they are getting on.
  3. It is so much easier to tell intimate things in the dark.
  4. The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.
  5. People don’t ever seem to realise that doing what’s right, writes no guarantee against misfortune.
  6. There is nothing like an odour to stir memories.

William McFee was an English-American writer of sea stories. He wrote books like Captain Macedoine’s Daughter.

Source for photograph

  by Amanda Patterson