Taylor Caldwell was born 7 September 1900, and died 30 August 1985
- If people are lucky enough to have family they should cultivate it.
- Character, I am sure, lies in the genes.
- Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life’s greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
- A writer has got to be a cynic. You’ve got to look at life clearly. No rose-coloured glasses. The human race is not very admirable. …I think I appeal to readers because there’s nothing false or hypocritical in what I write. And they recognise themselves, they recognise their fears. And they know what bastards they are.
- People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.
- A wise man distrusts his neighbour. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbour and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.
- Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
Taylor Caldwell was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner. Her best-known works include Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician, and Captains and the Kings.
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