Bret Harte

Literary Birthday – 25 August – Bret Harte


Bret Harte was born 25 August 1836 and died 5 May 1902

Five Quotes

  1. The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
  2. It would seem evident, therefore, that the secret of the American short story was the treatment of characteristic American life, with absolute knowledge of its peculiarities and sympathy with its method.
  3. Of all words of tongue and pen, The saddest are, “It might have been.”
  4. We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
  5. A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.

Francis Bret Harte was an American short story writer and poet. He wrote The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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