Literary Birthday

William Blake 

Literary Birthday – 28 November – William Blake

William Blake was born 28 November 1757, and died 12 August 1827 To See a World in a Grain of Sand  And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,  Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand  And Eternity in an hour.  William Blake: Seven Timeless Quotes…

Literary Birthday – 27 November – James Agee

James Agee was born 27 November 1909, and died 16 May 1955 Quotes Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognising that fact and for using both methods?…
Eugène Ionesco

Literary Birthday – 26 November – Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco was born 26 November 1909, and died 28 March 1994 Eugène Ionesco: Nine Quotes A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.…

Literary Birthday – 25 November – Charlaine Harris

Happy Birthday, Charlaine Harris, born 25 November 1951 Charlaine Harris: 11 Quotes on Writing and Books I’m quite disciplined. I go to my office at 8am and work until 4pm just like any regular office worker. My office is five feet from my house – it’s…

Literary Birthday – 24 November – Arundhati Roy

Happy Birthday, Arundhati Roy, born 24 November 1961 10 Remarkable Quotes To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places.…

Literary Birthday – 22 November – George Eliot

George Eliot was born 22 November 1819, and died 22 December 1880 George Eliot: 10 Quotes Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather…
Voltaire

Literary Birthday – 21 November – Voltaire

Voltaire was born 21 November 1694, and died 30 May 1778 Voltaire Quotes Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. The more I read, the more I acquire, the more…

Literary Birthday – 20 November – Don DeLillo

Happy Birthday, Don DeLillo, born 20 November 1936 'First you look for discipline and control. You want to exercise your will, bend the language your way, bend the world your way. You want to control the flow of impulses, images, words, faces, ideas. But there’s a…

Literary Birthday – 20 November – Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer was born 20 November 1923, and died 13 July 2014 (updated 14 July 2014) Nadine Gordimer: Five Quotes on Writing Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area. Perhaps there is no other…

Literary Birthday – 18 November – Margaret Atwood

Happy Birthday, Margaret Atwood, born 18 November 1939 Nine Quotes A word after a word after a word is power. I never have [suffered writer’s block], although I’ve had books that didn’t work out. I had to stop writing them. I just abandoned them. It was…
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