Literary Birthday

John Irving

Literary Birthday – 2 March – John Irving

Happy Birthday, John Irving, born 2 March 1942 15 John Irving Quotes On Writing Half my life is an act of revision. I am compulsive about writing, I need to do it the way I need sleep and exercise and food and sex; I can go…
Dr. Seuss

Literary Birthday – 2 March – Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss was born 2 March 1904, and died 24 September 1991 Seven Quotes On Writing Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humour, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humour has a tremendous place in this…

Literary Birthday – 1 March – Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison was born 1 March 1914, and died 16 April 1994 Ralph Ellison: Nine Writing Quotes By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed…

Literary Birthday – 28 February – Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol was born 28 February 1895, and died 18 April 1974 Seven Quotes Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sorrow. You reach the universal dimension by staying at home. The reason people find it so hard to be…
Daniel Handler

Literary Birthday – 28 February – Daniel Handler

Happy Birthday, Daniel Handler / Lemony Snicket, born 28 February 1970 Daniel Handler Quotes I was researching my first novel … and I was on the phone with a right-wing religious organization. I wanted them to mail me material that I could use in my research,…

Literary Birthday – 27 February – Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw was born 27 February 1913, and died 16 May 1984 Top 10 Irwin Shaw Quotes On Writing An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands…
John Steinbeck

Literary Birthday – 27 February – John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born 27 February 1902, and died 20 December 1968 Writing Quotes - John Steinbeck 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…
Victor Hugo

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…
Birthday – 25 February – Anthony Burgess

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…
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