Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 1 February – Muriel Spark

Literary Birthday – 1 February – Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark was born 1 February 1918, and died 13 April 2006 Quotes If you’re going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you’re going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. It is difficult for people of advanced…
Literary Birthday – 1 February – Meg Cabot

Literary Birthday – 1 February – Meg Cabot

Happy Birthday, Meg Cabot, born 1 February 1967 Meg Cabot’s Advice to Young Writers: Write the kinds of stories you like to read. If you don’t love what you’re writing, no one else will, either. Don’t tell people you want to be a writer. Everyone will…

Literary Birthday – 31 January – Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer was born 31 January 1923, and died 10 November 2007  Norman Mailer: 10 Quotes On Writing Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. One of my basic notions for a long, long time is that there is this mysterious mountain out…
Literary Birthday – 30 January – Lloyd Alexander

Literary Birthday – 30 January – Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander was born 30 January 1924, and died 17 May 2007 Seven Bookish Quotes All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts. Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives…
Literary Birthday – 30 January – Barbara Tuchman

Literary Birthday – 30 January – Barbara Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman was born 30 January 1912, and died 6 February 1989  Nine Quotes Books are humanity in print. Books are the carriers of civilisation. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Arguments can always be found to…
Anton Chekhov

Literary Birthday – 29 January – Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was born 29 January 1860, and died 15 July 1904 "There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked." Quotes on…
Literary Birthday – 29 January – Germaine Greer

Literary Birthday – 29 January – Germaine Greer

Happy Birthday, Germaine Greer, born 29 January 1939 Seven Germaine Greer Quotes A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity. Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither…
Literary Birthday – 28 January – Colette

Literary Birthday – 28 January – Colette

Colette was born 28 January 1873, and died 3 August 1954 Quotes The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not. Writing only leads to more writing. Books, books, books. It was not that I read…
Literary Birthday – 27 January – Lewis Carroll

Literary Birthday – 27 January – Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was born 27 January 1832, and died 14 January 1898  10 Lewis Carroll Quotes If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does. One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really…
Literary Birthday – 26 January – Jonathan Carroll

Literary Birthday – 26 January – Jonathan Carroll

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Carroll, born 26 January 1949 Quotes Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That’s probably why they get along so well. I find you write with one person in mind. Usually for me that one person…
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