Literary Birthday

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…

Literary Birthday – 21 February – W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden was born 21 February 1907, and died 29 September 1973 Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes…

Literary Birthday – 21 February – Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin was born 21 February 1903, and died 14 January 1977 Anaïs Nin: Top 15 Quotes I write emotional algebra. The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. The final lesson…

Literary Birthday – 19 February – Jeff Kinney

Happy Birthday, Jeff Kinney, born 19 February 1971 Five Kinney Quotes I think the best stories are told in book form. The hardest thing about being a writer is being discriminating about what you put down on paper. It’s very easy to just write everything that…

Literary Birthday – 19 February – Amy Tan

Happy Birthday, Amy Tan, born 19 February 1952 Nine Quotes Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this…
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