Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 25 January – Stephen Chbosky

Happy Birthday, Stephen Chbosky, born 25 January 1970 Seven Sensational Quotes I have decided that maybe I want to write when I grow up. I just don’t know what I would write. So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both…

Literary Birthday – 24 January – Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was born 24 January 1862, and died 11 August 1937 15 Quotes Life is always either a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humour or…

Literary Birthday – 22 January – Lord Byron

Lord Byron was born 22 January 1788, and died 19 April 1824 She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes… 10 Quotes There is something pagan…

Literary Birthday – 19 January – Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born 19 January 1921, and died 4 February 1995  Nine Writing Quotes My New Year’s Eve Toast: to all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle —…

Literary Birthday – 19 January – Julian Barnes

Happy Birthday, Julian Barnes, born 19 January 1946 Julian Barnes: 10 Literary Quotes Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books. It’s easy, after…

Literary Birthday – 18 January – A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne was born 18 January 1882, and died 31 January 1956 10 Quotes To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks. The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is…

Literary Birthday – 17 January – Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë was born 17 January 1820, and died 28 May 1849 Anne Brontë: Five Quotes But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I…
Susan Sontag

Literary Birthday – 16 January – Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was born 16 January 1933, and died 28 December 2004 Susan Sontag: Top 10 Quotes Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art. A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world. Science fiction films…

Literary Birthday – 15 January – Ernest J. Gaines

Happy Birthday, Ernest J. Gaines, born 15 January 1933 Ernest J. Gaines: Top 10 Quotes Nietzsche said without music, life would be a mistake. To me, without books, life would be a mistake. All writers write about the past, and I try to make it come…
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