Literary Birthday

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…

Literary Birthday – 23 February – Bernard Cornwell

Happy Birthday, Bernard Cornwell, born 23 February 1944 Seven Cornwell Quotes On Writing The point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness. And yes, there’s a simplicity…

Literary Birthday – 23 February – W.E.B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois was born 23 February 1868, and died 27 August 1963 Quotes The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. Either America will destroy ignorance…

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,…
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