Richard Hughes was born 19 April 1900, and died 28 April 1976
- Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do.
- All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It’s fiction’s business to ask them.
- Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
- A method involving apparent obscurity is surely justified when it is the clearest, the simplest, the only method possible of saying in full what the writer has to say.
Hughes was a British writer of poems, short stories, novels and plays.