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Literary Birthday

Maxim Gorky

Literary Birthday – 28 March – Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky was born 28 March 1868, and died 18 June 1936 Seven Maxim Gorky Quotes Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. You can’t do without philosophy,…
Erica Jong

Literary Birthday – 26 March – Erica Jong

Happy Birthday, Erica Jong. born 26 March 1942 12 Quotes No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks. A book burrows into your life in…
Robert Frost

Literary Birthday – 26 March – Robert Frost

Robert Frost was born 26 March 1874, and died 29 January 1963 Quotes In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that…
Tennessee Williams

Literary Birthday – 26 March – Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was born 26 March 1911, and died 25 February 1983 The Top 10 Tennessee Williams Quotes On Writing At the age of fourteen I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable. I’m a poet. And…
Flannery O'Connor

Literary Birthday – 25 March – Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor was born 25 March 1925, and died 3 August 1964 12 Writing Tips From Flannery O’Connor I’m a full-time believer in writing habits…You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is…
Erich Fromm

Literary Birthday – 23 March – Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm was born 23 March 1900, and died 18 March 1980 12 Quotes Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea…
Literary Birthday – 22 March – James Patterson

Literary Birthday – 22 March – James Patterson

Happy Birthday, James Patterson, born 22 March 1947 James Patterson: Nine Writing Quotes I write first thing in the morning, about 360 days a year. I find that I’m working on three or more projects at any given time. For some reason, this is a very…

Literary Birthday – 22 March – Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour was born 22 March 1908, and died 10 June 1988 10 Quotes We do not at present educate people to think but, rather, to have opinions, and that is something altogether different. A book is less important for what it says than for what it…
Lauren Kate

Literary Birthday – 21 March – Lauren Kate

Happy Birthday, Lauren Kate, born 21 March 1981 Nine Writing Quotes I wanted to be a ballerina until I was about 15 and was told I didn’t have the right feet, ever since then, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I majored in creative writing in…
Louis Sachar

Literary Birthday – 20 March – Louis Sachar

Happy Birthday, Louis Sachar, born 20 March 1954 Quotes My favourite authors became my heroes, and I wanted to be like them. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that’s no reason to give up. You’ll be surprised what…