Literary Birthday – 16 May – Studs Terkel


Five Quotes

  1. People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.
  2. More and more we are into communications; and less and less into communication.
  3. I want a language that speaks the truth.
  4. I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.
  5. ‘Curiosity never killed this cat’ — that’s what I’d like as my epitaph.

Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The Good War.

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by Amanda Patterson