Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 27 February – John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born 27 February 1902, and died 20 December 1968 Writing Quotes The story goes on and leaves the writer behind, for no story is ever done. I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one… . Humans are caught—in…

Literary Birthday – 26 February – Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was born 26 February 1802, and died 22 May 1885 Top 10 Victor Hugo Quotes He who opens a school door, closes a prison. An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we…

Literary Birthday – 25 February – Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess was born 25 February 1917, and died 22 November 1993 15 Quotes We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it. If you write fiction you are, in a sense, corrupted. There's a tremendous corruptibility for the fiction writer because you're…

Literary Birthday – 23 February – Bernard Cornwell

Happy Birthday, Bernard Cornwell, born 23 February 1944 Seven Cornwell Quotes On Writing The point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness. And yes, there’s a simplicity…

Literary Birthday – 22 February – Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was born 22 February 1925 and died 15 April 2000  Five Quotes I have given up considering happiness as relevant. I really think I write about everyday life. I don’t think I’m quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well,…

Literary Birthday – 21 February – Chuck Palahniuk

Happy Birthday, Chuck Palahniuk, born 21 February 1962 12 Quotes on Writing and Life It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one. I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the…
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